Each state has different laws that apply when someone is bitten or attacked by someone else’s pet. In most cases, these bites or attacks are perpetrated by a dog. Alaska law requires that all bites be reported, but many times victims and the owners of the dog know each other or may even be family members. This makes handling a dog bite case difficult in some instances.
In a stunning report from the Insurance Information Institute, nearly $700 million was paid by homeowners’ insurance providers to cover costs from dog bites in 2017. That a 2.2% increase from the previous year.
While they’re known to be among our most loyal friends, would you know what to do if someone else’s dog bit you?