Should I sue for a dog bite?

This can be a difficult decision, especially if you know the dog and are on good terms with the owner. Did you accrue medical bills as a result of the bite? Did you miss work? Are you coping with permanent scarring or disfigurement? If so, you should seek compensation. Are you concerned that the dog could bite someone else in the future? If so, you may want to pursue legal action to ensure that the owner takes proper care in controlling the dog.

Keep in mind that when you pursue compensation for a dog bite injury, you are typically going through the owner’s homeowner’s insurance vs. demanding money from the person directly. The insurance company will be looking out for their best interests, so you should look out for yours.