State Farm Pays Out $109,000,000.00 in 2011 for U.S. Dog Bite Claims

Posted on: May 29th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

In a May 16, 2012 report issued by State Farm, it stated that in 2011 they paid out 109 million dollars to resolve 3,800 dog bite claims nationwide. California had the most dog attack claims (527), followed by Illinois (309), Texas (219), Ohio (215) and Pennsylvania (197).

The national average State Farm dog bite settlement payment in 2011 was $28,684.00. Their PA dog bite payout average was approximately $30,000.00. The Insurance Information Institute estimated that nearly $479 million was paid out in 2011 by all insurance companies for dog bite attacks throughout the United States.

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