A recent article by MSN Money reported that according to the Insurance Information Institute, the average cost of a dog bite claim was $24,511 in 2007. Emergency room treatment, follow-up appointments with family physicians, and plastic surgery are almost always needed to treat dog bite injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control and prevention report that nearly 4.7 million people suffer dog bites annually, with over one million of those bites requiring medical treatment.
Nationally renowned dog bite attorney Attorney Kenneth Phillips sees on a regular basis the devastation that dog bite injuries cause. The Los Angeles attorney pointed out to MSN Money that dogs killed 32 people last year, and many times there was something that the owner could have done to prevent it.
“I always see something in the dogs history that was a warning sign,” Attorney Phillips said, referring to the dog bite cases he handles. “Either the dog owner does something that created the circumstances that led to the attack, or plenty of evidence of viciousness was presented to the owner and they’ve chosen not to see it.”
Our Toledo, Ohio dog bite attorneys co-counsel with Attorney Phillips on a dog bite case that our office is currently handling. Our attorneys understand the seriousness of dog bites and their resulting injuries, as well as the method that insurance companies use to settle a dog bite claim as cheaply as possible.
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