Re: Service Dog Injured in Accident
this is just my reasoning with a bit of my logic but although this is not an ordinary dog, I suspect pin pricks for the rest of the dogs life is not going to happen on the other parties dime.
since an animal is property, even a service dog, I suspect this will be treated like when your car is damaged.
The injuries are collectible up to the value of the dog. At that point, your dog is totaled. Since the dog cannot perform its duties, it is totaled. As such, you would be due the value of a new service dog. Nothing more.
Like I said, this is with the "property" theory in mind.
As to acupuncture and holistic healing: I highly doubt you would ever win this type of treatment in court. It has very limited acceptance in traditional western medicine and the effectiveness is still highly disputed. As such, I suspect an insurance company would flat out deny payment.
One question I have for the OP though:
was your dog in a car restraint system designed for dogs?
If not, you may be hard pressed to claim anything since your failure to properly restrain your dog would be contributory, to a high percentage, to the injury.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.