Yesterday’s NY Times posted some interesting statistics on Insurers Feeling Pain of Dog Bites. The average dog bite claim exceeds $24,000 and claims are up 4.8% nationwide.
Dog bite law in Oklahoma pretty straightforward. The owner of the dog is liable for any of the damages if:
- The attack was without provocation; and
- The victim had a lawful right to be there
If anyone is interested, the actual statute is here: Owner Liable for Damages from Dog Bites, 4 O.S. § 42.1.