Dog-Related Injury Claim Payouts Hit $1.12B in 2023, Report Shows

Dog-related injury claims payouts are now more than $1 billion.

U.S. insurers paid out $1.12 billion in dog-related injury claims in 2023, according to a report from the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm.

Dog bite and related injury claims hit 19,062 in 2023, an increase of more than 8% from 2022, according to III. California, Florida and Texas had the most claims.

The organization reports the 2023 figure represents a 110% increase over the past decade.

The average cost per claim actually fell last year – $58,545, down from $64,555 in 2022.

III is marking National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 7-13) to promote awareness and education for owners and pets. The National Dog Bite Prevention Week Coalition offered the following tips for dog owners: