Dog Bite Leads

Dog Bite Leads and Signed Cases

If you don’t own a dog, you know someone who does. Family members, friends, neighbors own dogs, some more aggressive than others. As wonderful as dogs can be, the wrong dog in the wrong situation can cause serious dog bite injuries. State laws on an owner’s liability for a dog attack vary, but this type of personal injury case can help your law firm become more profitable. ZerRisk Cases® can provide you with the dog bite cases you’re seeking.

Even if a small percentage of dogs bite and inflict serious harm to people, it can add up to many possible cases for your firm. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) state that:

  • Nearly 77 million dogs live in 48 million households the US
  • There is about one dog for 4.5 people in the country
  • 4% of homes have a dog

Hundreds of thousands of Americans get medical attention each year because of dog bites

More than 4.5 million people suffer dog bites annually in the US, with more than 800,000 of them receiving medical care, reports the AVMA.  At least half of victims are children, often bitten in the face. According to the organization:

  • Nearly 20% of those bitten need medical attention
  • Children are the most common bite victims and are much more likely to suffer severe injuries
  • Most bites of young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs
  • Any dog could potentially bite and cause injuries, no matter its size, breed or age
  • The most significant indicator of potential biting problems is the dog’s past and present behavior

Dogs bite for many reasons, usually as a reaction to something. If the dog feels stressed, it may bite to defend itself or its territory. Dogs may be scared, startled, or feel threatened. They may bite to protect something valuable to them, like their puppies, food, or a toy. It might bite if it’s not feeling well. They may be sick, suffering an injury or illness, and might want to be left alone.

Are some breeds more dangerous than others?

The most commonly reported breeds for biting include German Shepherds, mixed breeds, pit bulls, Rottweilers, and Jack Russell Terriers, according to the AVMA. Pit bull-type dogs are more frequently identified if only bites causing severe injuries and deaths are considered.

This may be the result of the breed’s popularity in the victim’s community, reporting biases, and the dog’s treatment by its owner. Controlled studies of pit bulls have shown they are not especially dangerous.

In one study of Denver area dog bites found that controlling for different breeds’ popularity, the dogs disproportionately involved with bites needing medical attention were German Shepherds and Chow Chows.

Behavioral assessments and owner surveys show breeds that are more aggressive towards people are small to medium-sized dogs such as collies, toy breeds, and spaniels. Because of their size, they’re less likely to cause serious injuries. Some large breeds (Labrador and Golden Retrievers) are underrepresented in reports of bites and injuries.

State laws on dog owner liability for bite injuries vary

In many states, the owner can be held strictly liable for any dog bite. But, as a practical matter, the law may only apply when the conditions are under the owner’s control (the dog is roaming). Dog owners may have legal defenses or exceptions if the injured person was trespassing or provoked the dog.

Other states follow the dog “one free bite” rule where the owner can’t be held liable unless he or she had specific, prior knowledge the dog may bite or attack someone. If there’s a leash law that the owner ignores and a freely roaming dog bites and injures someone, the owner may be held liable. Depending on the facts there may be a valid negligence claim against the owner.

Dog bite claims are common homeowner insurance claims

Dog bites and other related injuries resulted in more than a third of all homeowners’ liability claim dollars paid in 2017, costing almost $700 million, according to an article in the Insurance Journal. The number of dog bite claims were 18,522 in 2017, compared to 18,122 in 2016.

The average amount for a dog bite claim was $37,051 in 2017, up from $33,230 in 2016. The severity of claimants’ injuries is the reason for the increase. The average cost per claim went up more than 90 percent from 2003 to 2017, due to increased medical expenses and the size of settlements, judgments, and jury awards given to plaintiffs.

How ZeroRisk Cases® can help your firm get the dog bite claims you want

You can avoid the hassles and the expense of potentially fruitless marketing and advertising campaigns. Instead, you can reach potential clients ready, willing, and able to retain your services instead of gambling on marketing and advertising, hoping your investment will get you clients. Use our service to deliver high value leads to your firm.

A key to a law firm’s profitability is controlling costs.

  • Mass media advertising campaigns are very expensive. They may result in no new cases.
  • Internet and social media marketing are more focused, but it’s costly. If you want to rank highly in search engine results, you’ll be engaging in protracted search engine optimization and content marketing battles with possibly dozens of other law firms.

Avoid these hassles and the expense of potentially fruitless marketing and advertising campaigns and connect to potential clients ready, willing, and able to retain your services. Instead of placing bets in a marketing and advertising gamble, hoping you’ll get clients, use our service to deliver leads to your firm.

We put our energy and expertise into obtaining the highest quality leads for you.

We focus our advertising efforts on TV, radio, organic SEO (Google, Bing, Yahoo), Google Maps, Google Ads, Bing, Facebook and Instagram, but depending on your ideal client profile, we may turn to other platforms. Unlike other mass tort ad agencies, we have experience with a number of different ad platforms, so we can use just the right one to get the job done. We focus on mobile marketing, utilizing Voice Search, to capture some of the best and highest converting leads.

We also use remarketing and behavioral targeting in our lead generation campaigns. Remarketing and behavioral targeting allow us to target the right people at the right time with the right message to get them on the phone.

Our latest technology utilizes our proprietary software that enables us to data mine information through third party vendors, resulting in cases where leads have been matched with their medical histories, diagnosis, drug prescription and treatments with exposure or usage of a caustic drug or chemical.  This significantly reduces the cost of acquisition and provides a much higher value clients; one that has proof of accident; proof of diagnosis; and proof of treatment.

We limit the number of law firms we work with so it’s critical to us we create very solid client relationships and provide clients for them for years to come. We are very responsive and offer small intro orders for leads without contracts. We want you to work with us because of the quality of our leads, not due to a contractual obligation.

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