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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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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Disaster Preparedness For You and Your Dog

image12Owning a pet comes with additional responsibilities, so it’s not a surprise that additional precautions need to be taken in the event that a natural disaster strikes.

Many individuals know what to do in the event of an emergency, but when you can call yourself a dog owner, it’s not as easy as … [more]

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