Guys, i'm in a bit of a dilema. My little maltese was attacked by a rottweiler yesterday morning while on a wak with the wife. The owner of the rottweiler was dragged across the road on the ground and it picked up my poor little maltese, and shook it from side to side as if trying to tear it to pieces. After boxing the rotti countless times, it finally let go, and the wife picked it up straight away and ran back home.
I took her straight to the animal emergency services in brisbane, and waited all day for calls on her situation. She had undergone 2 major surgeries, and is now stable, and recovering in the intensiuve care unit. She suffered fractured ribs, fractured spine, punctures to the abdomen, and bruised kidney. Doctor said she was lucky to be alive.
Now i have not got pet insurance, the wife has been nagging to me about taking it up for weeks, and i was just about to pull the trigger on it, but just too late. With medical bills, this has racked up to 6.5k today, and ongoing costs for hospital fees will be 1.2k a day for a few days.
I have approached the rotti's owner at his place, and, beleive it or not, first thing he said was he was going to sue us......for causing bodily harm to his wife, who was now in hospital. My wife said all she saw was a few bruises on her elbow and ankles which was from scraping on the road being dragged by her own rotti.
What is your thoughts on this? I want them to pay for my little maltese medical bills. Whats the chances of recovering this through lawyers?