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Dog Bite Claims Increased 2.2% Nationwide

Dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one third of all homeowners liability claim dollars paid out in 2017, costing almost $700 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) and State Farm. In conjunction with National …

Dog Bite Claims Costs Rise 16% to $37,214

The cost of dog bite claims for U.S. insurers climbed 16 percent last year on higher medical expenses and larger settlements to resolve court disputes. The average claim increased to $37,214 in 2015 from $32,072 a year earlier, according to …

Dog Bite Claims Costs Soar, Account for 1/3 of All Homeowner Liability Claims

Dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2014, costing in excess of $530 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) and State Farm. An analysis …

Connecticut Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Homeowner Insurance Link to Dogs

A state lawmaker is introducing legislation that would bar insurance companies from inquiring about or discriminating against a “bully breed” dog when issuing a homeowners’ insurance policy in Connecticut. Republican Rep. Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield said constituents have difficulty getting …

Texas Official’s Dog Bites Twice, Settles Cases for $11,600

A central Texas official has paid settlements to two Travis County workers after they said his dog bit them. Travis County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Glenn Bass is running for re-election next month. The Austin American-Statesman reports he …

Average Dog Bite Liability Claim Cost Falls

Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2013, costing more than $483 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III) and State Farm, the nation’s largest writer of homeowners insurance. …

Dog Bite Liability Bill Advances in Maryland Senate

Maryland’s Senate advanced a measure on Wednesday that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect those who can prove they didn’t know their dog was dangerous. The bill, which could get a vote in the Senate as early …

State Farm Releases Annual Top 10 States for Dog Bite Claims

Just like people, dogs have their good days and bad days but for the 4.7 million dog bite victims each year, a dog’s bad day can result in serious injury or even death. In 2012, State Farm had 3,670 dog …

Claims Costs Rise While Dog Bite Claims Fall in 2012

Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2012, costing more than $489 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) and State Farm, the largest writer of homeowners insurance in …

State Farm Names Top 10 States for Dog Bite Claims

State Farm paid more than $109 million as a result of the nearly 3,800 dog bite claims in 2011. Almost $20 million more than in 2010. The Insurance Information Institute (III) estimates that in 2011, insurers across the country paid …