Dog Bites and Their Effect on Insurance Rates

Waukegan Dog Bite Lawyers serving Lake and McHenry Counties

The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens, P.C. has been protecting the rights of victims who have been seriously injured by a dog through no fault of their own for over 20 years. Bob Edens’ experience representing injury victims throughout Lake and McHenry counties, including many dog bite injury cases, uniquely qualifies him to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog or another animal, it is in your best interest to consult an attorney before accepting a settlement from the insurance company.

What’s My Dog Got to Do with My Home Owners Insurance?

If you have recently obtained home insurance coverage you were probably asked about the number of dogs in your home and what breed they are. The reason being is that one-third of all injury claims against homeowner liability policies are related to a dog attack; up an average of 4.8%, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

The average claim for a dog bite injury or dog attack exceeds $24,000, and the most recent statistics indicate a total cost of $412 million dollars annually. No wonder why your insurance company wants to know so much about your four-legged, furry friend.

In the last five years, insurance claims for dog bites and attacks by dogs have steadily increased by 6.4% on average annually. So next time you are considering the perfect family pet don’t forget to check with your homeowner’s insurance company to see if the dog breed you are considering requires an additional premium. If you do not have the proper coverage and your dog does bite someone you may find yourself looking for a second job to pay for the damages or perhaps you can teach your old dog some new tricks to pay for their bad deed.

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If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, or other vicious animals contact us today by calling us toll-free at 855-760-6746 or 847-395-2200. Or, if you would like, connect live with our live chat operators 24/7 and Bob will call you back right away. Robert Edens offers an honest, no-obligation consultation and he will evaluate the facts of your case to determine the best course of action. Although we cannot guarantee a specific result, we will guarantee you will not pay us a fee until we successfully resolve your case.

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