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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 22:40

Top 10 States for Animal Loss Claims in 2017

Written by Denny Jacob, Property Casualty 360

 

Drivers across the U.S. must deal with a number of risks on a daily basis: drivers with poor driving habits, shoddy road conditions, inattentive pedestrians and much more. But in certain states, drivers must also be cognizant of animals.

 

According to a study released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), a total of 1,740,425 animal-related insurance claims were processed for the years 2014--2017. Of those claims, 1,739,687--- 99.9 percent---involved vehicles. NICB said the actual number of incidents is likely much higher because many drivers do not choose to carry coverage for that type of event.

 

While deer are most commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, NICB noted that raccoons, dogs, turkeys and coyotes also accounted for a significant number of animal loss claims.

 

Incidents like these are evidently more common than one might presume. Drivers everywhere should review their auto insurance policy to determine what is covered in the event of an animal-related event. With this in mind, here are the 10 states with animal loss claims in 2017.

 

10. Georgia


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 15,165
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 66,679
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 4 percent

 

9. Virginia


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 18,348
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 78,104
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 4 percent

 

8. Missouri


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 18,374
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 70,124
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 4 percent

 

7. Michigan


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 18,424
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 64,010
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 4 percent

 

6. North Carolina


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 19,640
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 79,252
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 5 percent

 

5. Ohio


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 20,122
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 78.821
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 5 percent

 

4. Wisconsin


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 20,415
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 81,282
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 5 percent

 

3. Texas


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 28,585
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 105,036
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 6 percent

 

2. New York


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 31,286
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 115,670
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 7 percent

 

1. Pennsylvania


• Animal loss claims in 2017: 33,989
• Total animal loss claims (2014-2017): 145,728
• State percentage of U.S. animal claim total: 8 percent

 

This article was originally published on PropertyCasualty360.com. Copyright (c) ALM Media Properties. All Rights Reserved. Republished here with permission.

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