According to the Ocean Times Herald, New York ranks ninth in the U.S. for dog bites. August 2018 marked one of the worst months for dog bites in New York and the rest of the country. While most dogs never bite, millions of Americans get bitten every year. In New York, 107 claims passed through State Farm in 2018 with payouts averaging $74,000 per claim.
At Belovin Franzblau & Associates, P.C., we understand how important it is to receive compensation for the medical bills, emotional duress, lost income and pain and suffering you may have experienced after a dog-related injury. According to CNBC, New York has one of the highest numbers of claims for dog bites in the country. The average cost per claim is also the third-highest in the country. The total value of claims totaled roughly $41.6 million in 2017. In addition to this, claims have been on the rise and payouts have skyrocketed.
Some dogs have a reputation for being more aggressive than others. For instance, you often hear reports of terrifying attacks by pit bulls, which leads to claims that these dogs are the most aggressive. But is this actually true? The Morning Call looks into these claims, which may help you protect yourself against a potential dog attack.
Dogs can be a joy to their owners and others, but when put in certain uncomfortable situations, some dogs react by barking or even biting. If you live in New York, it is a good idea to know which breeds are more likely to bite and what things you can do to prevent getting bit.