Thomas J. Newell

$483 Million Paid in 2013 for Dog Attack Claims


Perkasie, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/24/2014 -- According to a recent report released by State Farm Insurance Company and the Insurance Information Institute, in 2013, U.S. Insurance Companies paid $483,000,000.00 to resolve dog bite cases. Separately, the Center for Disease Control has estimated that nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten each year by dogs in the USA.

In terms of specifics, State Farm reported that it alone paid $104,000,000.00 to resolve 3,700 dog bite claims brought against its insureds throughout the 50 states. In Pennsylvania, State Farm’s dog attack payments totaled $5,800,000.00 as a result of 180 PA dog bite cases - an average payout of $32,222.22.

PA dog attack lawyer, Thomas J. Newell, obtained 2 settlements in 2013 from State Farm that were far in excess of its statewide average. In Adams County, Case #13-S-392, Attorney Newell secured a $300,000.00 payment for a 6 year old girl. In Bucks County, Case #2013-0515, your PA dog bite attorney negotiated a $53,000.00 payout for a 13 year old boy.

About Thomas J. Newell
Attorney Newell was recently chosen as a 2014 “Super Lawyer.” He has been honored to serve as legal counsel for dog bite victims in 20 different PA Counties. He supplies a free HOME consultation to dog bite victims anywhere in Pennsylvania. Call him today at 1-800-980-4842.

Summaries of 32 PA dog bite case settlements can be found on his website of You can also follow Attorney Newell on Twitter