Attorney Kenneth M. Phillips, the nation's leading expert in dog bite law, explains the timetable for resolving a dog bite claim. The two main factors, he says, are the length of time needed for the wounds to fully heal, and how the dog owner's homeowners or renters insurance company handles the case. Applicable in all states.

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