Any Dog Can Bite | June 2017

NATIONAL—DID YOU KNOW that 68% of U.S. households, or 83.3 million homes, own a pet?

· Dogs bite about 4.5 million people each year. Around 885,000 of the 4.5 million require medical attention for these injuries
· Also, many insurance companies will not insure homeowners who own certain dog breeds categorized as dangerous. Other insurance companies decide on a case-by-case basis.

Dog Kinds

Many insurance companies write homeowner and condo liability insurance policies that excludes coverage for the following breeds: · Pit Bull, including American Pit Bull, American Staffordshire, and Staffordshire Terrier · Doberman Pinscher · Rottweiler · Chow-Chow · Presa Canario · Wolf hybrid · Akita · Dogo Argentino · Mastiff, including American Mastiff, Bullmastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, English Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, American Bull Terrier, English Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Cano Corso, Dogue de Bordeaux, and Boerboel · Rhodesian Ridgeback · Tosa Inu · Wolf hybrid · or any mix with any of the above breeds. 

Overview: Any Dogs Can Bite

On one hand, some dog kinds are solely designed to protect and defend. However, other kinds are poorly trained or carry diseases that may cause them to act out. Either way, the owner of the dog is liable for the bite 99% of the time. The ability to pay depends on their insurance.

Additionally, an estimated 16,550 dog-related claims under property and casualty insurance policies were brought forward nationwide in 2014. The average cost per claim was $32,072, but some companies like State Farm reported their five (5) year average to be $40,074.12.

So yes, any dogs can bite.

Did a dog bite you? Then call the TRIPP LAW FIRM – Personal Injury Law at (727)398-2900 in Pinellas/Pasco County(863)666-0380 in Polk County, and (407)850-8680 in Orange/Osceola/Seminole County, for an immediate, confidential case evaluation. There is NO Fee and NO Costs if we do not obtain a Recovery for YOU!

At the TRIPP LAW FIRM, we have the necessary experience to protect you and your family’s legal rights and pursue the appropriate damages. Thus, don’t hesitate to call us. We answer our phones 24/7/365. The injury law team and staff private investigators at the TRIPP LAW FIRM are ready on a moment’s notice.

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