35,000: Amount of insurance claims processed by State Farm every day. When the “Like a good neighbor” company was founded in 1922 by retired farmer George J. Mecherle, it specialized in auto insurance for farmers. What do farmers have to worry about, you ask? Deer, for one. Even today, the odds that U.S. drivers will have a claim involving a collision with deer, elk or moose is 1 out of 169. That likelihood more than doubles during October, November and December, when deer collisions are most prevalent.