Penn National Insurance: Insurance Claims & Settlements


Penn National Insurance provides insurance for businesses, personal automobile, and homeowners. It was founded in 1919 with the intent of providing workers' compensation insurance but quickly expanded to other types of insurance. Penn National ranked as the 23rd private automobile insurance company with a market share of 0.3% and $11,182,520 in premiums (see the Maryland Report here).  To put this number in context, GEICO writes premiums in Maryland are about $1 billion.  So while not as ubiquitous as Allstate, State Farm or GEICO, we run still into Penn National on a fairly regular basis.

Penn National's Operating Territory

Penn National sells insurance in nine states: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.

Settlement of Penn National Accident Claims

Penn National's adjusters are about average--they work to settle cases the majority of the time, but in some cases, they stick with unreasonable numbers. This can necessitate lawsuits to obtain the fair value of our clients' claims. If a settlement is not possible or reasonable, the lawsuits are often defended in Maryland by the Law Offices of Frank F. Daily, P.A. In 2013, our firm had a nice win against Penn National on behalf of a nice client in Frederick County. In that case, Penn National was the underinsured motorist carrier, and they argued that they should not be identified to the jury because of fears that the jury would hold it against them for being a big insurance company. You can see our response to their motion here. Penn National does have a few high-profile cases that went up to the Maryland appellate courts. (You can get more information about the Maurer v. Pennsylvania National case here.)

Our Lawyers Can Help You With Your Accident Claim Against Penn National

If you've been involved in an automobile collision with a Penn National driver, or if Penn National is denying your PIP claim or UM/UIM claim, contact us at 800-553-8082 or online for a fast and free consultation. (For claims outside of Maryland, go here.) We can help advise you about your accident, settle it if appropriate, and file a lawsuit if that is in your best interests.

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