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Dog bites are often the fault of the dog owner, whether due to poor training and abuse, or due to allowing dogs to roam off-leash and not controlling them. Regardless, victims who have been bitten by dogs are covered by whatever homeowners or renters insurance the owner is covered by. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, read more about what you can do to be compensated. Otherwise, Bisnar Chase provides updates on dog bites in the Southern California area to keep the community updated on accidents and dangerous situations around them.
While dog bite claims fell overall in the year of the coronavirus pandemic, the total cost of dog bite insurance claims spiked to new record levels. A new analysis of 2020 data from the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm showed the dramatic spike in dog bite claim costs.
According to the report, the number of dog bite and related injury claims in 2020 fell by 4.6% from the previous year – from 17,800 in 2019 to 16,990 in 2020. But the average claim cost soared, with dog bite insurance policies paying out more than $850 million in 2020. …Read the rest »
Rapper Chris Brown is facing a personal injury lawsuit from his housekeeper after his dog allegedly attacked her sister. According to People.com, the dog bite lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, states that Patricia Avila and her sister, Maria, were cleaning Brown’s house on Dec. 12 when the dog attack occurred. Before that date, Brown’s dogs had been kept on another part of his property, where the housekeepers could not see or interact with them. …Read the rest »
Candis Danielson, 35, is recovering from serious injuries after she was viciously attacked by two pit bulls while trying to help a neighbor in Myers Flat, Humboldt County. According to a news report, Danielson had gone over to her neighbor’s house to help him with his generator during a power outage when the neighbor’s dogs got out of his trailer and attacked her. The dogs dragged Danielson under the trailer inflicting extensive damage to her legs and feet, officials said. …Read the rest »
Renters insurance typically covers dog bites and dog attacks under personal liability coverage. However, some insurance companies may make some exclusions such as leaving out large dogs and certain dog breeds. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 67% of American households own a pet and dogs account for about 63% of these pets. The United States also has a high incidence of dog attacks and dog bites which, sometimes, leave victims seriously or even fatally injured. …Read the rest »
Kelly Kaneko, a former volunteer at Los Angeles Animal Services, has filed a lawsuit against the agency after a dog attack that left her injured. According to a news report, the incident occurred in the city’s North Central Shelter on Oct. 31, 2019, when a German Shepherd named Jax attacked her. This is also the same shelter where animal care technician Priscilla Romero was mauled by a pit bull back in January 2017. …Read the rest »
Joslyn Stinchcomb, 15, was brutally attacked by two pit bulls, which officials say, ripped off her scalp and left ear and damaged her throat and trachea, requiring her to be put on a ventilator. According to a report in The Daily Mail, the girl was nearly mauled to death by the two dogs when she was walking through her neighborhood in Winder, Georgia. The girl was two weeks from starting her sophomore year in high school. …Read the rest »
The nonprofit Dogsbite.org has released its 2019 Dog Bite Fatality Report, which raises a number of significant concerns. According to the report, in 2019, dogs killed 48 people in the United States, the highest death count on record. There were also other new records set in 2019. Victims in the 30-49 age group outnumbered the 0-4 age group for the first time. Also, attacks involving multiple dogs comprised 63% of deaths and off-property attacks soared 75% above the 14-year average. …Read the rest »
Los Angeles is second in the nation, right behind Houston, when it comes to dog attacks against mail carriers. According to a news release issued by the U.S. Postal Service, employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019, about 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. The U.S. Postal Service released these statistics just before Dog Bite Awareness Week, which runs Sunday, June 14 through Saturday, June 20. …Read the rest »
We all know that more children are staying home from school because of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a news report, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has been witnessing an alarming increase in the reporting of dog bites to children during this period. …Read the rest »
In 2019, 5,714 postal employees were attacked by dogs and in a report conducted by City Watch LA stated that Governor Gavin Newsom’s shelter-at-home order might lead to an increase in dog attacks against mail carriers. The strict isolation requirements exempted essential workers such as those employed in law enforcement and certain other public service jobs and critical infrastructure industries including the United States Postal Service. Postal workers will still observe social distancing and sanitize hands and surfaces as they sort and process mail. …Read the rest »