What is the Average Dog Bite Settlement?

In 2003, the average dog bite claim was $19,162. In 2009, the cost rose to $24,840, according to the Insurance Information Institute. 1 of every 6 dog bite injuries requires medical care; 1 of every 14 requires emergency care. In California, the owner of the dog is responsible for injuries and damages that their pooch… Read More>>

The Early Show: Dog Bite, What to Do?

Recently on CBS-TV “Early Show,” veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner Bell answered viewers’ questions about their pets. A couple of the questions were about dog bites. One viewer wanted to know why dogs bite people, and Bell said that “more often than not, a dog will bite out of fear, rather than aggression. Dogs that feel… Read More>>