Does Renters Insurance Cover Dog Bite Liability?Does Renters Insurance Cover Dog Bite Liability?

There are over 78 million owned dogs in the United States; that is 78 million owners who potentially will or already has been a defendant in a dog bite liability case.  Although the consequences may vary depending on the severity, dog bites are costly. In perspective, the cost of medical bills, property damage, … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability Insurance What to Do If Your Dog Bites SomeoneDog Bite Liability Insurance: What to Do If Your Dog Bites Someone

Several weeks ago, we published a blog post outlining what to do after a dog bite; it provided answers to general inquires, such as the importance of catching the culprit, when to seek medical attention and how to file a dog bite report. This week we are … [more]

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The Importance of Dog Bite Liability Insurance

Recently, Click Orlando / Local 6 WKMG asked us to be apart of a discussion about  the importance of dog bite liability Insurance. Our executive director, Debbie Turner gave her insights on how owners can protect themselves from dog bite liability.

In our previous blog post regarding dog bite liability laws, we [more]

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Dog Bite Liability Laws and State StatutesDog Bite Liability Laws and State Statutes

In our previous blog post regarding dog bite liability laws, we reiterated the generality of the one bite rule, strict liability rules and negligence law. Dog bite codes and regulations greatly vary in each state, county and city; so it’s important to understand how the dog bite is applicable to your specific … [more]

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Determining Dog Bite LiabilityDetermining Dog Bite Liability

As I’m sure you know by now, if your dog bites somebody you will be held liable for the victim’s medical bills, lost income, pain & suffering, and property damage.  Although determining dog bite liability seems simple and clear, it’s not. There are 3 laws that impose liability on owners.

  1. One Bite Rule
  2. Strict Liability Rule
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Dog Bite Liability Insurance What To Do After A Dog BiteDog Bite Liability Insurance: What To Do After A Dog Bite

As I’m sure you know by now, dog bites are a serious matter. Even the smallest, sweetest dog can bite deep enough to tear into a layer of skin. The dog may be untrained or he/she may just have been provoked; regardless, it is serious situation that happens too … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability Cost of a Dog BiteDog Bite Liability: Cost of a Dog Bite

Dog bites can turn your life upside down and easily become a financial burden that some may not even recover from. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute (III) quantifies the average dog bite claim to be $26,166.

Prior to meeting our best friend, we mentally calculate how much they may cost. We … [more]

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When Does a Dog Bite Require Medical AttentionWhen Does a Dog Bite Require Medical Attention?

Have you been bitten by dog? Do you know what constitutes as a dog bite?

Animal control and public health departments define “dog bite” as any incident involving a person’s skin breaking by a dog’s tooth or nail. In fact, many “dog bites” the general public defines as playful or accidental can … [more]

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Does My Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover Dog BitesDoes My Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover Dog Bites?

The United States Postal Service’s annual public service campaign, National Dog Bite Prevention Week will commence in two short weeks. Its efforts are to provide dog bite prevention tips and highlight the prevalence of dog bites.

So, how prevalent are dog bites? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, … [more]

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Preventative Measures Against Dog Bites

dog16It’s difficult to imagine our adorable and fun loving dogs can become dangerous, but according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 4.7 million people in the United States get bitten by dogs every year.

Similar to any other attack, dog bites can be lethal, therefore safety and prevention is important. Although breeds … [more]

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