$1.8 Million Settlement In Dog Mauling Case Is Exception, Not the Rule

An Orlando Florida youngster, Daniel Decembre, was horribly disfigured by a pit bull that attacked him on school property. The State of Florida now has agreed that the child should receive a total of $1.8 million in addition to what he already received. Total payments will come to $2 million. (Click here to read the article.)

This is not the first time that a young man has been disfigured by a dog to this degree. But this is news because of the settlement. The sad fact is that a great number of dog owners have no insurance and no assets. So when their dogs bite or maul or kill, the victims and their families have to bear the entire burden.

Until proof of insurance is required for dog ownership, people will own dogs without the means to make good the damage that the dogs cause. And that means that innocent victims will have to bear the burden of terrible injuries. Which is very unjust.