Number of Dog Bite Insurance Claims Falls But Average Claim Rises to $37K

As noted in the attached article, written by Emma Orr, that appeared on www.insurancejournal.com on May 12, 2016, the issue of dog bites continues to be a major issue facing the insurance industry. Are all carriers addressing this issue in the same manner? Probably not and thus, it is important for agencies to know how their carriers are addressing this issue.

“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 the Insurance Information Institute, an industry group.”

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