As of 2015, dog bite claims accounted for more than one-third of total United States homeowner claim payouts. This accounted for approximately $530 million in dog bite claims being paid to injured individuals. Dog owners are required to appropriately look after their animals. If they are negligent in doing so and the dog bites somebody, then the law can bite back.

Thankfully, in most accidents people are not seriously injured; however, even non life threatening injuries can result in thousands of dollars of medical bills. Medical bills that would not have been incurred were it not for the dog bite.

Insurance companies like to undervalue claims by injured individuals because it keeps their pockets lined, and because most people don't want to deal with the hassle of the claims process. This is where attorneys experienced in dog bite litigation will level the playing field.

If you have been injured by an animal and have yet to retain an attorney to work on your behalf then don't delay and contact an attorney today. If you have contacted an attorney make sure they keep you apprised of your case and that the two of you have open lines of communication.

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