Dog Bite Insurance Claims On The Rise
Increase In Dog Attacks
According to the Insurance Information Institute dog bite injuries claims cost insurance companies 6.4 percent more in 2009 than in the previous year, with the average claim exceeding $24,000 for the third straight year. The injuries from dog bites cost $412 million in 2009, compared with $387.2 million a year earlier, the fifth straight increase. The number of dog attack claims increased 4.8 percent to 16,586.