USA Today reports that nearly $479 million in dog bite claims were paid by all insurance companies in 2011, up from $413 million in 2010. State Farm Insurance paid more than $109 million on about 3,800 dog bite claims nationwide last year, USA Today reports.
State Farm ranked the top 10 states for dog bite claims, and Texas ranked No. 3 with $5.1 million spent on 219 claims.
- It's a little known fact that smartest animal is a pig. Scientists say if pigs had thumbs and a language, they could be trained to do simple manual labor. They give you 20-30 years of loyal service and then at their retirement dinner you can eat them