If you’re a dog lover, it’s natural to worry about what will happen to the dog when you file a claim. However, keep in mind that your civil claim against a dog owner is separate from the criminal complaint and/or animal control case. You’re the injured victim and this situation is not your fault.
The authorities will conduct their own investigation into what should happen to the dog and its owner under Maryland law, then there is usually a hearing with the dog’s owner. In some cases, dogs are quarantined, temporarily separated from their owners, or euthanized. But this occurs completely separately from your insurance claim or lawsuit against the owner.