Nobody wants to think that a dog–especially if they seem friendly–might bite. However, all dogs bite, even those cute and cuddly canines. Therefore, you can’t assume that a dog’s friendly nature will prevent it from biting you. Given the number of dog bite claims processed annually, people can’t make any assumption along these lines.
In fact, did you know that California processes more dog bite claims than any other state in the U.S.? They also process claims with the highest average payment – about $59,560 per instance. According to the Insurance Information Institute, over $120 million in settlements were paid for the 2,2026 claims recorded in 2021.
Read more about dog bite claims at Jance Weberman Law.