Tennessee Reports Payouts For Dog Bite Claims Totaled Over $9.4 Million Last Year.

“Dogs are a man’s best friend” is as common a saying as there is. But what happens when a dog isn’t a man’s best friend and attacks an innocent victim. Being attacked by a dog can leave you with not only significant injuries, such as cuts, bruises, and bite marks, but in some instances, injuries so bad that they can lead to death. Massachusetts dog attack victims may suffer psychological damages and other emotional injuries, as well, including post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional distress or pain and suffering damages. Such injuries can affect the victim for the rest of their lives. In order to protect your rights and get expert legal counsel, you should not hesitate to hire an attorney for you or your loved one’s dog bite case. The Boston dog attack lawyer experts at the Boston, MA Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates are highly knowledgeable about Massachusetts dog bite law and Massachusetts dog bite claims.

The Insurance Information Institute says Tennessee topped more than 300 dog bite claims in 2016 resulting in payments totaling $9.4 million. Nationwide, dog bites and other dog-related injuries were responsible for over one-third of all liability claims from homeowners in 2016. The total cost of claims was in excess of $600 million. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is encouraging residents to make sure their insurance policies have the proper coverage in case their pet is involved in a liability situation. TDCI says June is especially dangerous for postal carriers, accounting for 13 percent of all dog attacks on carriers. TDCI says reports of dog bites continue to increase each year. In 2015, there were 15,352 claims, a number which rose to 18,000 in 2016.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog attack, please contact one of our Boston, MA dog bite lawyer experts who have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for our Massachusetts clients. Please do not hesitate, contact us 24/7 by phone at 617-787- 3700 for a free case evaluation where we can assess the value of your Massachusetts dog bite claim or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com

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