Dog Bites are common and a serious problem for victims. If you suffered a dog bite, you need a strong attorney on your side. The cost of dog bites exceeds one billion dollars per year. Unfortunately, the problem is steadily growing. The number of dog bite incidents increased by a third in the last decade while the number of dogs only increased by 2%.
Sadly, about half the victims are children, with the most likely target being between the ages of 5 and 9. Dog bites are the second most common cause of childhood injury, surpassing playground accidents. The majority of dog bite injuries towards children involve the face and can result in disfigurement. According to the law, dog owners are responsible for their dog’s actions and homeowner’s insurance may pay for the damages. Dog bites account for about a third of homeowners’ insurance claims.