State Farm Releases 2010 Dog Bite Claim Info

Posted on: June 3rd, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

In May of 2011, State Farm released a report that they paid approximately $90,000,000.00 to nearly 3,500 USA dog bite victims in 2010. This average $25,714.28 per dog attack victim. Pennsylvania was the 6th highest state with 155 dog bite claims paid. PA dog bite payments totaled $3,900,000.00 or $25,161.29 on average per claim.

Unlike Ohio, Pennsylvania’s Dog Law prohibits State Farm from denying insurance coverage to homeowners with a particular breed. State Farm can not charge a PA homeowner a higher insurance rate because they own a pit bull. State Farm estimated that approximately 60% of the dog bite victims they made payments to were under the age of 12.

If you or a family member have sustained a serious dog bite injury, you should consult with an experienced Pennsylvania dog attack attorney. Attorney Thomas Newell can put his 30 years of experience to work for you. Please call 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation. Attorney Newell’s website: provides vital information for PA dog attack victims.