In a recent report, dog bites and dog related injuries accounted for over one third of homeowners claims in 2016. In fact, the amount paid by insurance companies last year is an excess of over $600 million dollars. The increase in dog bite claims is nearly 18% than those files in past years. Since 2003, the increase of homeowners claims has actually risen nearly 70%. Report provided by Insurance Information Institute and accessible here
Did you know Dog owners are liable for any injuries their pets cause in the following instances:
- if the owner knew the dog had a tendency to cause that kind of injury;
-if a state statute makes the owner liable, whether or not the owner knew the dog had a tendency to cause that kind of injury;
- or if the injury was caused by unreasonable carelessness on the part of the owner
No need to fear Homeowners. Below, Snotherly Insurance offers a few tips that all dog owners can follow to avoid a dog bite homeowners claim. Tips below are provided via the Insurance Information Institute.
Follow these Safety Steps:
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