|By Matthew Sturdevant, The Hartford Courant|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The dog attacks a boy on a tricycle, and the family cat attacks the dog -- chasing it off the property.
On Wednesday, the
It turns out, dog bites account for more than a third of the money insurers pay in homeowners' liability claims. Last year, dog bite liabilities in the U.S. cost insurers
The number of dog-bite claims nationwide was up 5.5 percent last year from 2012, but the average cost of a claim dropped 6.4 percent. An average dog-bite claims cost
The old journalism expression is, "When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news."
When a cat bites a dog -- or at least chases one away -- that's a
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