Did you know that according to the CDC, approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year, and 800,000 of those dog bites result in medical care. 

Any dog can bite; thus, it is important to learn how to enjoy dogs without getting injured. There are many reasons why a dog may become aggressive, but the most common reasons for dog attacks are if the dog is provoked, feels threatened, or is poorly trained. In Missouri, owners and possessors of animals have a legal duty to control their pets.

Most Dangerous Breeds:

While any breed of dog can become aggressive, Forbers lists the following breeds as the most dangerous dog breeds in America: Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Mixed-breed, American Bulldog, Mastiff/Bullmastiff, Husky, Labrador Retriever, Boxer, Doberman Pinscher.

What Should You Do If You’ve Been Bit?

Homeowner’s and renters’ insurance policies typically cover dog bite liability legal expenses up to the liability limits. If, however, the claim exceeds policy limits, the dog owner is responsible for any damages above that amount. If you, or a loved one, have sustained injuries from a dog – or any other animal – the attorneys at Sticklen & Dreyer can help level the playing field against the insurance companies. Our experienced lawyers have handled dozens of dog-mauling cases, successfully helping clients receive the compensation they deserve. We have the experience to help you with your dog bite case.