According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, many insurance companies will not provide homeowner insurance coverage for dog bites. Due to the high cost of dog bite claims, even companies who do still provide coverage may exclude certain breeds from coverage.
This has become a troubling trend in recent years. We often get calls from parents of young children who were attacked by a friend’s dog or a neighbor’s dog. One of the most important questions is whether their insurance company provides dog bite coverage.
When a young child or adult is attacked by a dog, there may be significant medical bills and injuries. Often we see dog bite victims with disfiguring scars on their body or face.
Here are a few tips if you or a family member is attacked by a dog:
Call the police
Call animal control
Get medical attention
Find out the dog owner’s information
Find out the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company
Take photographs of your injuries
These are just a few tips. For more information, please feel free to call us at (888) 99-VICTIM. That’s (888) 998-4284.