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Are You Liable for a Dog Bite?

Published on July 13th, 2015

Every year, 800,000 dog bites that require medical attention in the USA are reported. Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2013, costing more than $483 million. The average cost paid out for dog bite claims nationwide was $27,862 in 2013.

Homeowners or renters insurance

Homeowners or renters insurance policies are not required to provide dog bite coverage; however, dog owners are exposed to the possible liability for dog bites and other canine inflicted injuries. It may be in your best interest to consult with your insurance company to find out about your coverage. Depending on your insurance company you may or may not be insured for certain breeds of dogs categorized as dangerous. Your insurance company may decide on a case-by-case basis, depending on wheeeeeether an individual dog, regardless of its breed has been deemed vicious.

How we help you!

The attorneys at Shea Law Group have experience with dog bite liability cases. We can help you determine your rights if you have been in an incident where a dog attacked you or someone you know. We can also assist you in determining whether or not you are liable for dog bite incident.

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