Dec
19
2016

Here is Why You Should Never Admit Guilt in a Dog Bite Case

Here is Why You Should Never Admit Guilt in a Dog Bite CaseAs the majority of dog owners can agree, any discrepancy that leads to a dog bite is the worst-case scenario. However, rather than apologize profusely and admit fault for the incident, consider the events that led up to the bite. By managing the situation objectively, the fault of your dog and any associated penalties and repercussions can be avoided. This is also an imperative reason to carry Dog Bite Liability Insurance to protect you and your furry friend.

For example, imagine you are walking your dog in your neighborhood when a larger dog that is off leash approaches yours. Without warning, he lunges at you and your dog. Your dog feels the need to protect you, especially on leash, so in that moment he nips at the unknown dog.

While most owners assume responsibility for their dog biting, it’s critical to understand the implications of doing so. Especially as leashed dogs cannot escape an uncomfortable scenario easily, they are more likely to react negatively to this type of scenario. Regardless of the breed or size of the dog, the behavior must be acknowledged objectively. So, what do you do in this situation?

First, exchange information and be understanding to the other owner. Write down names, witnesses, and contact information. According to Dog Time, if your dog is the one who bites, be courteous to the person whose dog was bitten. If the bite is severe, contact local authorities or the police department to notify them of the injury.

Remember that simply because your dog reacted adversely doesn’t mean he is guilty. Don’t risk your dog’s reputation or life. Instead, contact your insurance provider immediately.

 

About FIDO

There are many reasons a dog may bite, and it’s not always 100% preventable. In addition to financially protecting dog owners from dog bite claims, our Canine Liability Policy also covers other injuries to people, including scratches or causing them to fall. Injuries to other animals are also included. Please contact us today for more information at (855) 534-6495.

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