Tag: Dog bite

The Average Lawsuit for a Dog Bite Nets $30,000 – Are You Properly Represented?

Dog bites can be painful. And not just for victims. The average litigation from an aggressive canine can cost owners upwards of $30,000. In 2016, the nation’s largest insurer, State Farm, reported an increase in dog bite claims of 15% over the previous year, paying out more than $121 million for 3,660 dog bite claims. […]

Written by on February 13, 2018

Bitten by a Dog – Should You Sue the Owner?

Bitten by a dog? The St. Louis dog bite attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to ensure you’re receiving just compensation. If you were bitten by a dog without provocation, you are entitled to damages from the dog’s owner. Strict LiabilityMissouri is a strict liability state. If you were on public property or lawfully on […]

Written by on January 30, 2018

North St. Louis Man Dies of Dog Bites from His Own Pets

Many overlook their own pets as potential sources of danger. In recent news, St. Louis County Police have been investigating the death of a North St. Louis County man, found dead in his home. At some point the victim was bitten by dogs, however an autopsy was necessary to determine if this occurred before or […]

Written by on July 20, 2017

Dog Bites Can Impact Lives

While most dogs aren’t dangerous and avoid biting humans, recent data points to dog bite rates doubling in the past 15 years. Currently, the rate of dog bite incidents in the United States is approximately 4.5 million annually. According to the most recent research from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, they resulted in 316,200 […]

Written by on July 13, 2017

Dog Bite Claims Increase, with Children the Most Frequent Victims

According to insurance giant State Farm and data from the Insurance Information Institute, dog bite claims are rapidly rising, climbing 18% in 2016 to reach over $121 million in claims. Children account for more than half of dog bite victims, including the massive total of 18,123 victims from last year alone. The St. Louis dog […]

Written by on June 8, 2017

Pitbull Shot By Police After Vicious Attack

Dog bite attacks are all over the news, and one recent dog attack resulted in the mauling of one thirty-three-year-old woman. The incident occurred at about 1 o’clock in the morning, when the woman was attacked by a pitbull. The woman sustained serious injuries from multiple dog bites all over her body. Residents of the […]

Written by on December 20, 2016

Woman Arrested After Her Dog Bites Twice in One Month

There are some dogs that are just more dangerous than others, and certain breeds have the potential to attack when they are not under control of their owners. According to a recent news article, one woman was recently arrested after her dog attacked two different people in the same month, . The dog, which was […]

Written by on September 13, 2016