Dog Bites And Homeowners Insurance Claims
Liability Coverage Needed For Dog Bite Damages
Some are cute and cuddly, others are loyal and trustworthy, but all are loved by their owners. They’re our dogs and we love them no matter what. Unfortunately though, they are animals and animals are suspect to strange and unusual behavior. Sometimes that means lashing out and biting someone. If your dog bites someone on your property then you are likely to receive the resulting medical bills or a lawsuit or both. That is why a quality homeowners insurance policy with liability coverage is essential if you own a dog of any kind. If you do not already own a quality homeowners insurance policy or if you are interested in saving money by switching policies, then what are you waiting for? Compare homeowners insurance quotes today to find the best policy at the right price by using our simple online forms located here.
- One third of all homeowners insurance liability claims in 2008 resulted from dog bites
- Dog bites cost insurance companies $387.2 million in 2008 which was an 8.7 percent increase from 2007
- In 2008, dog bite claims rose 9 percent
- More than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year with 900,000 requiring medical attention as a result