California Leads The Nation In Dog Bite Injury Claims
A dog bite can happen anywhere but according to a recent study by State Farm Insurance, they happen in California more than anywhere else.
State Farm’s study looked at the number of insurance claims that were reported for canine related injuries in each state.
Dog Bite Statistics
There are an estimated 89.7 million dogs in homes across the country.
Over 4.5 million bog bites happen nationwide annually.
Pit Bull’s are the most common breed of dog reported in dog bite insurance claims.
Chihuahuas are the second most common breed reported in dog bite insurance claims.
Children and elderly are the most frequently bitten by a dog, according to State Farm’s dog bite study.
During 2018 in California, there were 2,166 dog bite claims filed, including claims for both actual dog bites as well as other injuries caused by dogs.
The dog bite insurance payouts for the combined claims filed in California in 2018 was $98.6 million— averaging $45,543 per claim.
Los Angeles and Sacramento lead California in the number of dog bite claims filed each year.
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Top 10 Dog Bite States
1. California: 488 claims, $18.7 million
2. Illinois: 318 claims, $12.6 million
3. Ohio: 226 claims, $5 million
4. Pennsylvania: 202 claims, $4.8 million
5. Texas: 175 claims, $6 million
6. Michigan: 153 claims, $6 million
7. Minnesota: 145 claims, $3.9 million
8. New York: 137 claims, $6.3 million
9. Indiana: 124 claims, $4.6 million
10. Georgia: 114 claims, $6.1 million
Top 10 Dog Bite Cities
1. Houston, TX 71 attacks
2. Los Angeles, CA 67 attacks
3. St. Louis, MO 52 attacks
4. Cleveland, OH 49 attacks
5. San Diego, CA 46 attacks
6. Baltimore, MD 44 attacks
7. San Antonio, TX 44 attacks
8. Columbus, OH 43 attacks
9. Dallas, TX 40 attacks
10. Louisville, KY 39 attacks
San Leandro Bay Area Dog Bite Attorney
Experiencing a dog attack is frightening and emotionally scarring.
It can leave you disfigured and traumatized for life.
The Law Offices of Daniel Weltin understands the nuances regarding California dog bite laws.
It does not cost anything to talk with an attorney and go over your claim with them.
Have peace of mind and assurance that you are getting the most out of your claim.
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