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Americans are a nation of dog lovers, and most owners are responsible, but some dogs can be unpredictable and territorial, and any dog can bite. 


  • Approximately 65 million dogs live in the United States.

  • A dog bite takes place every 75 seconds in the United States.

  • Women are at a higher risk from dog attacks.

  • More than 1,000 Americans per day require emergency medical treatment for dog bite injuries.

  • Dog bite claims comprise more than a third of all claims against homeowners’ insurance carriers every year.

  • The average legal settlement in dog bite actions nationwide is between $26,000 and $30,000.

  • The average cost of a dog bite-related hospital stay is $18,200, which is significantly higher than the average hospital stay for other injuries.


Oklahoma's dog bite law is a "strict liability" law. This means the dog's owner is liable for any injuries the dog causes, even if the owner didn't know and couldn't know that the dog might bite or behave in a way that causes injury.


Many dog bite victims are left with lasting psychological scars, including phobias, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Economic damages include: medical expenses; physical, mental, or emotional suffering; surgery; crutches or braces; psychological counseling; lost earnings; other expenses

Fighting for fair compensation can be difficult. Especially in a situation where you must prove negligence by the dog’s owner, it is important to have a lawyer on your side.


We offer a complimentary consultation in which we will examine the facts of your case and advise you on how to proceed. With over two decades of experience, Urbach Law Firm is a family-friendly client-centered practice specializing in personal injury law. If needed, we can also come to you. We're here to help you.

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