In 2007, dog bite claims cost insurers about $356.2 million. According to the Insurance Information Institute, dog bites accounted for about one-third of all home owners’ insurance claims. Although the number of total bites actually decreased in 2007, the cost of each claim jumped 11.5% to about $24,511.
This rise in claim value is occurring because of increased medical costs and the size of settlements, judgments, and jury awards which have risen far above the normal level of inflation in recent years.
If you have been bitten by a dog, contact the experienced Rhinelander dog bite personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800.369.5990 to discuss your specific situation.