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Risks of the Dog Days of Summer
It is summer, and everyone is outside more – including the family dog. But be aware that you could be liable for injuries your dog might cause to people or property.
A serious dog bite almost always results in cancellation of your homeowners coverage by your carrier. And while you may think your dog would never bite someone, you can’t be sure how a dog will react if it is threatened or startled.
You also could be in trouble if your dog causes other injury to people, such as knocking them over, or to property, such as digging up your neighbor’s heirloom tomatoes. It is best to keep your dog contained to your property and monitor its interactions with people.
Finally, if you are considering getting a dog, you might want to check with us first. Some insurers balk at providing coverage to homes with certain breeds of dogs. We can answer your questions about these and any other insurance issues at 847-572-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.