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My neighbor’s dog killed my dog in front of my children. Thankfully, my children were not physically injured. Our dog was a beloved member of our family. Can we recover for the loss to our family? Should I contact an Iowa dog bite lawyer?


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We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved pet, and we are sorry that your children had to witness the loss. This must be a difficult time for your family as you grieve the loss of your pet.

The Iowa dog bite statute allows dog owners to recover damages if another “dog is caught in the action of worrying, maiming, or killing a domestic animal.” Since your children saw the dog killing their dog, then you might have a legal case, and you may be able to recover damages for the loss that you have sustained.

Your actual recovery may be dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to: vet bills incurred as a result of the accident, burial or death expenses, the value of the dog, and the emotional loss to your family.

You can learn more about your legal rights and potential recovery by contacting an experienced Quad Cities dog bite lawyer today for a free consultation. Our dog bite attorneys welcome your call at 800-800-5678 or your contact via this website. We also encourage you to download a FREE copy of our Dog Bite Brochure to learn more about your rights and possible recovery after the tragic loss of your animal companion.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham

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