Each year in the United States alone, there are four and a half million people who are bitten by a dog. Of all these victims, about eight-hundred-thousand will need medical treatment for their bite. Unfortunately it is children who are most often the victims of dog bite making it the second leading cause of injury to kids.
One of every three dog bite attacks are filed on a home owner’s liability insurance claim. That means that over one billion dollars in pay-outs annually take place for something a dog did. Falling under the umbrella of personal injury law is the personal injury claims for dog bites and so the victim has the right for compensation.
Why do dogs bite? Most of the time the dog is only protecting his own territory and often it is dominance of the victim. The dog might be in new surrounding that are unfamiliar or the dog feels threatened for some reason. It is possible for a dog to bite if its food is in jeopardy or perhaps because of a toy or treat that is be coveted. We are told that a dog that is not altered is more likely to bite than one that is and a form of mistreatment can also cause a dog to bite.