While most of us see our dogs as valued members of the family, the sad reality is that they can also be a huge liability. Without warning, even the friendliest dogs can be pushed too far and snap. A playful nip can be read as aggression by those unfamiliar with your four-legged friend. Not to mention the risk of property damage that can come from dogs who love to dig or who suffer from separation anxiety. This is where animal liability insurance can help.
Dogs are one of the leading causes for homeowners’ insurance claims and you can’t always train away your dog’s bad habits. If you have a dog but do not have animal liability coverage, you are opening yourself up to the potential for a difficult lawsuit. XINSURANCE provides a wide range of animal liability coverage including canine liability insurance options you won’t find with most other insurance companies.
We offer dog bite insurance coverage for everything from an overactive Chihuahua to “dangerous breeds” like pit bulls that most companies won’t touch. We also insure service dogs, therapy dogs, working dogs (bomb sniffers, narcotic sniffers, etc.), guard dogs, and more. Whether your dog has a bite history or is a breed commonly excluded from homeowner’s coverage, if you are a dog owner and would like some extra peace of mind, turn to XINSURANCE to prevent the risk of personal liability for your pet’s actions.
Please note, our animal liability policy covers bodily injury and property damage to 3rd parties. It excludes bites to the insured or insured’s family and it excludes property damage that the insured owns/rents.
Whether your dog has a bite history or is a breed commonly excluded from homeowners coverage, XINSURANCE will provide you with the coverage you need.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and about 885,000 require medical attention for these injuries; about half of these are children. Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.
The 2014 average cost per claim was up 15 percent. The average cost paid out for dog bite claims nationwide was $32,072 in 2014, compared with $27,862 in 2013. The average cost per claim nationally has risen more than 67 percent from 2003 to 2014
*Stats from Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) and State Farm®
Dog bites (and other dog-related injuries) accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2015, costing in excess of $570 million.
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