Dog Bite Injury Claims

Dog bites continue to be a safety concern as many result in serious injury. In 2012, State Farm insurance company reported a total of 3,760 dog bite clams and ending up paying $108 million. Below are the top 10 states for dog bite claims reported to State Farm:

  1. California
  2. Illinois
  3. Texas
  4. Ohio
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Michigan
  7. Indiana
  8. Florida
  9. Georgia
  10. New York

With Dog Bite Prevention Week taking place in just a few days (May 19-25) there seems to be no better time than now to raise awareness. Our office believes that both dog owners and the general public must be aware of the safety tips necessary to help prevent dog bite attacks. We shared the below dog bite prevention tips to help patrons avoid a dog bite attack:

  • Don’t run past a dog
  • Don’t scream when threatened by a dog and avoid eye contact
  • Don’t approach a strange dog
  • Don’t pet unknown dogs
  • Try to place an object between you and the dog in the event of an attack

Join us next week and help spread awareness during Dog Bite Prevention Week. This is the season in which dog bites are the most prevalent so it is critical to educate both owners and the community.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious dog bite attack, call our Ohio dog bite lawyers at 800.637.8170.

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC