Almost everyone loves dogs, including lawyers who bring dog bite claims. No one is suing or even blaming the dogs. Dogs are dogs. But, every year, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs and almost one million of these people require medical care. Most of these cases involve dogs biting their owners, who have assumed the risk of their dog’s behavior. But a minority of these cases involve dog bites to people who don’t own the dogs and could have been avoided had the dogs’ owners not been negligent in properly restraining their dogs.
Who pays in a dog bite claim or lawsuit? Here’s an amazing statistic: dog bite claims account for 33% of homeowners’ insurance liability claims, costing approximately $412 million every year. The average dog bite claim leads to a payout of $24,461.
Our lawyers handle only serious dog bite injury cases involving scarring, reconstructive surgery, or other serious injury. But if we do accept your case, you can be sure our firm will fight to get you the money you deserve for your injuries. If you or your child have been injured from a dog bite, call a lawyer at 800-553-8082 or get a free on-line consultation on your dog bite claim.