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Indiana Ranked Eighth In Dog Bite Claim Payouts

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Indiana dog bite attorney discusses the recent results noting that Indiana ranks eighth in the country in dog bite claims payouts.

You never thought it would happen to you, you're walking down the street and the next thing you a dog jumps on you and bites you. Your injuries are severe. He took a chunk of flesh out of your butt. Now its getting infected and the doctor told you that it will most likely scar.

Dog bite claims are pretty common. A dog owner has a responsibility to keep control over their dog. If the owner is careless and the dog gets out and causes injury you maybe able to receive compensation for your medical bills and injuries. You may be wondering how insurance companies get involved to pay these claims. Well if the dog owner has a homeowner's or rental insurance policy, most dog bite claims will be covered under the policy.

Property and Casualty 360 published the 2013 report of the top 10 states for dog bite claims. The report notes that 1/3 of all the money paid out for homeowner's liability claims are from dog bites. In 2013, the average payment nationwide for dog bites claims was $27,962, which was a 6.4% drop in the amount when compared to 2012.

Indiana ranked eighth in dog bite claims paid out in 2013. During the year there were 502 claims, which averaged about $25,500 per claim and totaled just under $13 million dollars.

Dog bite claims can be serious. If you or a family member have been attached by a dog, make sure you report the bite to your local animal control. In some areas, like in Michigan City, animal control is part of the Michigan City Police Department. In other areas like Hammond, animal control is the city's own department. Also, if you've been injured by a dog bite in Indiana make sure to take photos of your injuries.

If you have any questions about an Indiana dog bite claim, give our Indiana dog bite lawyer a call at (219) 874-4878.

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+


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