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Animal Attack and Dog Bite Claim Resources

Considering how many Americans own pets, dog bites and pet animal attacks are relatively uncommon. But even the best-trained dog can bite and injure a family member, neighbor, or unsuspecting bystander. While the pet owner is technically liable for the actions of his or her animal, some states have a "one bite" policy that opens them up to a lawsuit upon repeated incidents. In most cases, a pet owner's homeowner's (or renter's) insurance policy will cover animal bite liability.

If your dog is known to have "vicious propensities," you may be required by law to take extra precautions. But the best policy is prevention, as with any injury. The following resources cover prevention as well as treatment options for dog bites and insurance options.

See FindLaw's Dog Bites and Animal Attacks section for more information.

If you have more questions about animal attacks and dog bites, or need legal assistance with a claim, consider meeting with a personal injury lawyer in your neighborhood.

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