Is it normal to lose coverage after my dog bites another person?

"My dog bit a neighbor in my front yard. The neighbor filed a claim with my home insurance company. An agent with the company later told me that my policy won't be renewed. Is it common to lose coverage in a situation like this?

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“Yes, it is very common to lose coverage after any type of liability claim on your home insurance. It can also be very difficult to get a new policy after a claim like this has been filed against you.
In this type of situation, you want to make sure you are taking every step to be proactive. Make sure your dog has proper training and is not left unattended where there are others walking around. Any dog can be provoked, but it is your job as the owner to keep your pet in check. “
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Savannah Grabek
Answered on Apr 06, 2021
Savannah Grabek is an expert in Personal Lines insurance. She has 5 years experience in the insurance industry. Savannah began her carrier working with just property insurance and is now tenured in all personal line including home, auto, motorcycle, boat and umbrella. She previously worked for GEICO and has now been working with Jerry insurance for the past year. Savannah lives in New York with her son, fiancé, and puppy Bear. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and hiking with her dog.
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