We see dogs so frequently in the context of our homes, on the streets and in parks, that we frequently forget that man’s best friend has the ability to cause significant harm to others in the form of dog bites and attacks. While a dog bite may sound like a relatively ‘innocent’ thing, collectively dog bite attacks send nearly 1 million people to the hospital every year for medical care related to a bite.
The frequency of these incidents combined with the damage inflicted makes dog bites one of the most common– and expensive types of claims made by homeowners under their insurance policy. According to data collected from the insurance industry, dog bites account for nearly $1 billion in claims made with an average claim payout of approximately $28,000.
In order to prevent these incidents from occurring and the reduce their severity, the dog bite attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have assembled the infographic below. For more information on the legal aspects of dog bite injuries, you can look at www.chicagodogbiteinjurylawyers.com.
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