Must-Know Dog Bite Insurance Statistics [Current Data]

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"In 2020, dog bites and related injuries cost home insurers $853.7 million in liability claims."

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"The average payout for a dog bite claim in the U.S. was $50,425 in 2020."

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"The number of dog bite claims in the U.S. increased by 4.8% in 2020, which amounted to 16,991 claims."

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"California had the highest number of dog bite claims in 2020 with 2,103 claims."

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"In 2019, dog bites and related injuries constituted 35% of liability claims costs for home insurance."

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"Dog bite claims in the UK accounted for £128 million in payouts in 2019."

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"Between 2011 to 2019, the prevalence of dog bite claims increased by 44% in the UK."

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"In 2015, 6,630 postal service staff were attacked by dogs, garnering around 3.5% of all dog bite claims in the US."

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"Approximately 1,000 US citizens need emergency care treatment for severe dog bite-related wounds each day."

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"A 2021 survey estimates that 65% of homeowner insurance claims resulting from dog bites amount to more than $500,000."

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"More than half of all dog bites occur on the dog owner’s property."

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"Dog bite claims settled without litigation cost an average of $30,034, while litigation claims cost an average of $47,167."

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