Some of the most common reasons why people don't purchase dog liability are because:
- Their dog is old
- Their dog is small
- Their dog doesn't bite
But these reasons might not be valid.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year and 900,000 of those bites become infected. The USA population is approximately 325.8 million people as of 2017. That means a dog bites 1 out of every 72 people.
You must remember that your dog is an animal with instincts to protect himself. Just because he hasn't bitten in the past is not a reason to assume he will not bite in the future.
Dog liability is not just for "bad" dogs but for "all" dogs.
Examples of "good" dogs that can lead to a lawsuit:
- While running and playing with neighborhood kids, your dog jumps on a kid, scratches and causes injuries that lead to infections.
- Your dog playfully runs after someone riding their bike and making that person lose control, crash and sustain injuries.
- Your dog may nip or bite while playing.
Protect yourself and everyone who comes in contact with your furry friend by obtaining the necessary dog liability coverage. Contact Park & Associates, Inc. today for more information.