The latest in Dog Bites statistics

As noted in the attached excellent article published by the Insurance Information Institute (www.iii.org), dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners liability claim dollars paid out in 2016, costing in excess of $600 million.

The key issue from an E&O perspective involves the inconsistent manner in which insurance carriers are dealing with this issue. This speaks to the need to identify any “dog” exposure especially when writing new business and also the need to manage this issue when moving your homeowners clients (that own a dog) to a new carrier.

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