Jan
11
2016

Why Should You Never Admit Guilt in a Dog Bite Case?

Why Should You Never Admit Guilt in a Dog Bite CaseAny discrepancy that results in a bite or injury of another is the worst case scenario for any dog owner. However, rather than admit guilt, consider the circumstances in which the bite occurred. By managing the situation objectively, the fault of your dog and any associated penalties and repercussions can be avoided. In order to fully protect you and your four legged friend, Dog Bite Liability Insurance is always critical.

Imagine, for example, that you are walking your dog on a leash when you are approached by a smaller, unleashed dog. With no physical or verbal direction, the small dog lunges at yours. Naturally, leashed dogs are more defensive as they are not able to easily escape the situation. What if your dog were to have protected himself and you and bit the smaller one?

While most owners would assume responsibility for biting, the details of each individual circumstance vary. Regardless of breed or size, owners must acknowledge the events objectively. So, what should you do if this were to occur?

Exchange information and be courteous with 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.

However, simply because your dog is bigger or is considered a “dangerous” breed, does not automatically mean they are guilty, and this only perpetuates the myth. Rather than risk your dog’s life or reputation, consider the facts and contact your insurance provider immediately.

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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