State Farm paid over $109 million last year for dog-bite claims

May 17, 2012

The AP (5/17, Manning) reports, “State Farm Insurance, one of the nation’s largest home insurers, paid more than $109 million on about 3,800 dog bite claims nationwide last year, spokesman Eddie Martinez said Wednesday. In 2010, there were about 3,500 claims and $90 million in payouts. The Insurance Information Institute estimated that nearly $479 million in dog bite claims were paid by all insurance companies in 2011,” compared with $413 million in 2010.