Erie insurance co Complaint - Insurance claim causes cancellation
Last year (2010) I was working in my yard and my dog was with me. Apparently she decided to take a hike a couple of doors down and got into a spat with my neighbors dog. This incident couldn't taken more than 5 min. because I did't even know she was out of the yard. Next thing I know I've got a civil suit. I had two face to face meeting with local agent who said my policy would represent me in the civil action. What they didn't say was it is Erie's policy to make you get rid of your dog when you file a claim. A month later I get a notice to dump the dog or get cancelled. OK I get the point they don't want to have to cover another incident. Hay the poor old dog is 12yrs. old and doesn't have a mean bone in her body. But this time they got to fighting and her dog goes to the vet. To releave the problem short of giving the dog a one way ticket to the gas chamber I installed a underground fence. I offered to give erie a letter holding them harmless for any future occurrences. No dice. My complaint is they should have told me about the dog policy before my claim so I could have taken another avenue. 4.7 million dog bite incidents a year you would think they have sence enough to inform their insured of their "dog bite policy.