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73 PA Dog Bite & Attack Settlements

$ 508,613.84
Hanover, York County, PA

An Oct. 1, 2012 decision of Judge Blackwell approved a $508,613.84 dog bite settlement obtained by your York PA dog attack lawyer.  Two pit bulls mauled an 8 year old boy and his mother who came to his aid.  Both of the little boy’s ears were partially amputated and the top of his scalp was torn off by the vicious pit bulls.

The York County Pennsylvania dog bite victim was hospitalized and ultimately needed 17 surgeries and 46 injections to reconstruct his ears and scalp.   His mother sustained a permanent facial scar.  The tenant/pit bull owner was uninsured.  The York County dog attack attorney defeated the insurance company for the landlord in both State and Federal Court. The work of the Pennsylvania dog bite injury lawyer resulted in the payment of their $500K liability policy limit, as well as an $8,613.84 med-pay payout.

$ 479,000.00
Worcester, Montgomery County, PA

Your Montgomery County PA dog attack attorney obtained court approval to settle a PA dog bite claim with a $479,000.00 structured settlement annuity payment.  A young boy was playing in his backyard in Worcester PA when a neighbor’s German Shepherd bit his face resulting in severe facial wounds.  Two reconstructive surgeries were needed to attempt to restore the appearance of his mouth.

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer presented evidence to the dog owner’s insurance company that the German Shepherd had attacked others before this unprovoked mauling.  They agreed that he could prove at trial that the German Shepherd was a “dangerous dog” in violation of the PA Dog Law, and they promptly agreed to fund the $479,000.00 annuity.

$ 300,000.00
Fairfield, Adams County, PA

On Nov. 5, 2013,  Judge Campbell of the Adams County Court of Common Pleas approved a $300,000.00 settlement obtained by your Gettysburg PA dog bite attorney.  A 6 year-old girl went to visit some friends next door.  When she opened their front door, their pit bull came out and bit her face.

The Gettysburg area dog attack victim was taken to a nearby hospital where they re-attached the bitten off portion of her nose.  She underwent 23 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber and underwent plastic surgery a year later.  The Gettysburg PA dog bite lawyer filed a 13 page Complaint versus the negligent pit bull owners which included a claim for punitive damages.  The homeowners insurance company agreed to pay its $300,000.00 policy limit soon thereafter.

$ 276,000.00       Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA

On June 21, 2017, Judge Peck of the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas gave permission to the Carlisle dog attack attorney to settle a PA dog bite claim for a total payout of $276,000.00. A nine-year old girl had been invited to play at her friend’s house in Carlisle Pennsylvania when she was attacked, without any provocation, by the family’s pit bull. Emergency surgery was performed at Carlisle Hospital that night. Plastic surgery took place a year later at Carlisle Regional Medical Center.

After meeting with the young girl and her parents at their Cumberland County home, the PA dog bite lawyer obtained the Pennsylvania Dog Warden’s Report. Attorney Newell later returned to Carlisle to attend a District Justice Hearing regarding PA Dog Law charges filed versus the pit bull owners. Once his client’s medical care concluded, the Cumberland County dog bite attorney obtained the homeowner’s insurance company’s $1,000.00 med-pay limit, as well as a $275,000.00 personal injury payment.

$ 215,606.77   Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA

On June 27, 2017, Judge Beltrami of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas approved an Order provided by the Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer that settled a Bethlehem pit bull attack case for $215,606.77. In the summer of 2015, a teenage girl arrived at her friend’s home in Bethlehem PA. She knocked on the front door and when someone inside opened it, an unleashed pit bull ran out and attacked the startled Lehigh Valley resident.

The young girl sustained severe dog bite wounds to her chest and breast area. She was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital. Surgery was performed and nearly two dozen stitches were used to repair the dog attack wounds. Soon thereafter, the Bethlehem dog attack attorney provided a free consultation to the victim’s mother. Attorney Thomas J. Newell monitored his client’s medical care. Once all medical treatment had concluded, he ordered records, bills and photographs. Everyone was pleased that the $215,606.77 Lehigh Valley dog bite settlement was agreed to without having to file a lawsuit versus the parents of the girl’s friend.

$ 202,695.95          Albrightsville, Carbon County, PA

On Jan. 22, 2015, your Carbon County PA dog attack lawyer obtained a $202,695.95 dog bite settlement amount for a Carbon County dog attack victim. The young man was attacked by 2 unrestrained pit bulls that had previously bitten a female jogger.

The Pennsylvania dog attack attorney alleged that the negligent owners of the pit bulls violated the PA Dog Law in failing to confine their pit bulls, as well as harboring dangerous dogs with known vicious propensities. The pit bulls owners’ homeowners insurance company paid the $202,695.95 dog attack settlement award just 7 months after the unprovoked dog attack.

$ 201,000.00               North East, Erie County, PA

On September 6, 2016, Judge Kelly of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas approved a $201,000.00 settlement obtained by your Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer.  In the fall of 2014, a two year old girl was visiting at a relative’s home in North East PA when she was bitten on the left cheek by a mixed breed dog owned by a family friend. She was rushed to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Hamot.

The Erie County PA dog attack victim underwent surgery with multiple sutures required to close the dog bite wounds. Follow-up care was provided by the surgeon who opined that additional plastic surgery was unnecessary. Once the medical care concluded, the Erie dog attack attorney obtained the medical records, medical bills and current photographs depicting the permanent facial scar.

The homeowners insurance carrier for the property owner paid its liability policy limit of $100,000.00, and the insurance company for the dog owners also made its maximum payout of $100,000.00, as well as a $1,000.00 med-pay contribution. The parents of the North East Pennsylvania dog bite victim were relieved with not having to file a PA dog attack lawsuit versus family and friends.

$ 201,000.00            Fleetwood, Berks County, PA

On Sept. 16, 2015, Judge Schmehl of the Berks County Orphans’ Court approved a $201,000.00 settlement negotiated by Berks County PA dog bite lawyer – Thomas J. Newell, Esq. In May of 2013, an 11 yr. old girl was at a family gathering when her cousin’s mixed breed dog suddenly jumped up and bit her nose.

Outpatient surgery was performed on the Reading area dog bite victim at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Fortunately, the initial surgery was so successful that a follow-up plastic surgery procedure was not required. Your Reading area dog bite attorney settled the Pennsylvania dog bite claim without having to file a dog attack lawsuit.

$ 152,000.00           Richlandtown, Bucks County, PA

On May 21, 2015, your Bucks County Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer presented a Petition for Minor’s Compromise in the amount of $152,000.00 to the Bucks County Orphans’ Court. Back in the fall of 2013, a ten-year old boy was attacked by a neighbor’s unleashed golden retriever.

The Bucks County dog bite injury victim had a severe facial wounds which required over 50 stitches to close by the surgeons at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown. Judge McMaster approved the $152,000.00 dog bite settlement request of the Perkasie Pennsylvania dog bite injury attorney.

$ 151,000.00           Fleetwood, Berks County, PA

On June 14, 2016, your Berks County dog bite attorney concluded a $151,000.00 dog bite settlement as a result of an unprovoked dog attack in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. A woman had been asked to take care of her daughter’s dog while she was away on vacation. The Berks County resident provided fresh water and food for the Cane Corso. As she began to say goodbye to the dog, it suddenly and without warning lunged at the unsuspecting victim.

The woman sustained significant dog bite wounds to her face. An ambulance was called and they rushed her to nearby Reading Hospital. A plastic surgeon performed emergency surgery. Stitches were needed to close the most significant facial lacerations. She was given numerous medications, including oxycodone and morphine. A tetanus shot was also administered. CT Scans were performed on her face and neck to ensure that there were no fractured bones.

The following year, laser surgery treatments were used in an attempt to minimize the large facial scar. The plastic surgeon performed scar revision surgery in order to remove some of the scar tissue that had developed in her chin. The Reading dog bite lawyer obtained all of his client’s medical records, bills, photographs and wage loss documentation. Attorney Thomas J. Newell also employed the services of an expert in the field of dog training and dog ownership to further support his position that the owners of the Cane Corso did not properly raise/train their dog. The $151,000.00 dog bite settlement was obtained by the Reading dog attack lawyer without having to file a Complaint versus his client’s daughter.

$ 150,000.00   North Wales, Montgomery County, PA

On February 21, 2017, your Montgomery County dog attack lawyer received permission from the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County Orphans’ Court Division to amicably conclude a Montco dog bite case for $150,000.00. Earlier, a young girl was visiting a classmate in her North Wales, Pennsylvania home. Suddenly, and without warning, the family pet attacked the unsuspecting victim. She incurred dog bite wounds to her lip/cheek and right arm.

The Montco dog attack victim was rushed to Doylestown Hospital. A well-respected Doylestown plastic surgeon was called in to treat her. He cut away the dead skin, thoroughly cleansed her dog bite wounds and used stitches to close the facial laceration. Fortunately, no infections developed. Once the facial scar fully healed, scar revision surgery was performed. This surgical process did minimize, to some degree, the permanent dog bite scar.

The Montgomery County PA dog bite attorney obtained all of his client’s medical records and medical bills, as well as past and current photographs. Said documents were sent to the defense adjuster, along with a detailed legal analysis. The parties were ultimately able to agree on the Montgomery County dog attack settlement of $150,000.00. The girl’s parents were happy that Attorney Newell did not have to sue their daughter’s friend.

$ 148,544.00                 Levittown, Bucks County, PA

On Feb 11, 2011, the Bucks County PA dog bite attorney received judicial approval for a structured settlement of nearly $150K.  A 4 year-old boy was mauled by his uncle’s Rottweiler during a family party.  Physicians at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne, PA used 30 stitches to close his facial dog attack wounds.

Scar revision surgery and dermabrasion were later performed to remove scar tissue and minimize the appearance of the permanent facial scar. The parents of the young boy were thankful that the Bucks County Pennsylvania dog attack attorney was able to settle the PA dog bite claim without having to file a lawsuit against their relatives.

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Past settlements/verdicts obtained by Attorney Thomas J. Newell in other PA dog bite cases were evaluated according to their specific facts.  They do not guarantee a specific result in your Pennsylvania dog bite case.

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$ 135,255.27
Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA

On Nov. 8, 2011, Judge Miller approved an annuity payout of over $135K for a Monroe County PA dog attack victim which was negotiated by your Stroudsburg Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer. The 2 year-old girl was bitten by her aunt’s mixed breed dog in Albrightsville, PA.  A plastic surgeon at Pocono Medical Center used 40 stitches to close the facial dog bite wounds.  The initial surgery was so successful that follow-up plastic surgery was not necessary.

The Monroe County PA dog bite lawyer was able to prove past vicious propensities regarding this mixed breed dog.  This enabled him to obtain the dog attack compensation without the necessity of suing his client’s aunt.

$ 132,000.00
Whitehall, Lehigh County, PA

In July of 2012, your Lehigh Valley PA dog attack attorney obtained a $132,000.00 settlement in the Orphan’s Court Division of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. The Lehigh County dog bite victim was with family members at a party hosted by her grandfather. He had invited friends over who also brought their Rottweiler to the event.

The dog owners and grandfather then left the home to attend a high school football game. Unfortunately, the Rottweiler was not confined within a room to separate it from the guests. The vicious dog attacked the little girl and she suffered significant facial wounds. The Lehigh County dog attack victim was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA.

The Lehigh Valley area plastic surgeon used around 50 stitches to repair the dog bite facial wounds. Scar revision surgery was performed a year later to minimize the appearance of the facial scars. After filing a dog attack case and aggressively representing his client’s interest throughout the year-long litigation, the Lehigh County Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer obtained a $132,000.00 payout for the innocent victim.

$ 117,460.00
Blakeslee, Monroe County, PA

On September 7, 2012, Judge Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas approved a Minor’s Compromise Petition regarding the dog attack claim of a 2 year old Monroe County dog bite victim. Your Stroudsburg Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer provided the Court with documentation regarding a guaranteed structured settlement payout of $117,460.00. The young girl’s mother had been in the hospital and her grandparents were watching her in their home in the Poconos.

The defendants owned a Labrador retriever which had a history of prior vicious propensities, including attacks on the grandmother. Unfortunately, the Monroe County, PA dog bite victim was left alone with the vicious dog, who then attacked her without provocation. Doctors at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital performed surgery to repair the dog bite wounds to her head and face.

Fortunately, the surgeon did such an outstanding job that the wounds healed with minimal scarring and no further surgery was required. The Monroe County PA dog attack lawyer obtained the homeowners’ liability policy limit, as well as the maximum coverage for medical bill expenses. This dog attack injury money was used to fund the $117,460.00 annuity payout.

$ 115,000.00     Nazareth, Northampton County, PA

On May 31, 2017, your Pennsylvania dog attack attorney procured a $115,000.00 Lehigh Valley dog bite settlement. A young girl was viciously attacked by a friend’s adult male dog after being requested to pose for a picture with it. She sustained facial injuries that required medical attention at St. Luke’s Hospital. Follow-up medical analysis was provided by a Lehigh Valley area plastic surgeon several days after the unprovoked dog attack.

The PA dog attack lawyer was contacted by the parents of the young woman and he provided a free home consultation the very next day. Attorney Thomas J. Newell outlined the strategy he would employ to maximize the value of the Northampton County dog attack claim. He also described the experiences of past clients of his who had dealt with recuperating from facial dog bite wounds.

Once it was decided that surgery would not necessarily improve the appearance of the facial blemishes, the Lehigh Valley dog bite lawyer put together a detailed settlement demand package which he sent to the defendants’ homeowners insurance carrier. After a face-to-face meeting with Attorney Newell and his client, the defense adjuster significantly increased her settlement offer and the final Pennsylvania dog bite settlement payout of $115,000.00 was agreed to.

$ 101,472.00  Gilbertsville, Montgomery County, PA

On May 24, 2016, your Montgomery County PA dog bite lawyer obtained permission from Judge Stanley Ott to settle a Montco dog bite case for $101,472.00. A five-year old boy went to play with his friends across the street in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania. Once inside, the homeowners’ Doberman viciously attacked the boy, without warning or provocation. He sustained dog bite puncture wounds and lacerations to his face, especially his upper lip.

The Montco dog attack victim was immediately taken to the ER Department at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. The plastic surgeon used stitches to close the lacerations to his upper lip. The physician examined the child around a week later. The sutures were removed, no infections had developed and he was released from the doctor’s care. No follow-up medical treatment was ever provided to the young boy.

Sixteen months after the unprovoked animal attack, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was hired by the child’s parents. Your Montgomery County PA dog bite attorney obtained all of the boy’s medical bills, medical records and photographs. He forwarded them to the neighbors’ homeowners insurance carrier. Several months later, the insurance company agreed to pay $100,000.00 from its liability coverage and $1,472.00 for out-of-pocket medical expenses.

$ 101,000.00   Brackney, Susquehanna County PA

On October 9, 2017, your Pennsylvania dog bite attack attorney obtained a $101,000.00 Susquehanna County dog attack settlement. An elderly man was posting a property on behalf of a financial institution when a pit bull mixed breed dog came out the front door and mauled him. The pit bull was unleashed, unsupervised and not under the control of any human being in violation of the PA Dog Law.

The Susquehanna dog bite victim was treated for multiple dog bite wounds on both legs. Sutures were required after he was injected with Lidocaine. A tetanus shot was also given. Multiple hematomas, as well as cellulitis, developed in his legs. The Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer successfully argued that the $101,000.00 insurance policy limit for the pit bull mix owners should be paid prior to a lawsuit being filed.

$ 101,000.00     Shickshinny, Luzerne County, PA

On March 23, 2017, Judge William H. Amesbury of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas approved a $101,000.00 settlement obtained by your PA dog bite lawyer. The defendants owned a mixed breed dog that launched an unprovoked dog attack upon their young and unsuspecting granddaughter. She was bitten several times in the shoulder, breast and chest.

The young girl was rushed to Geisinger Medical Center. The ER doctor cleaned the dog bite wounds, prescribed various medications and suggested that follow-up surgery may be needed. The Luzerne County dog attack attorney met with the little girl and her parents in their home. Once the surgery had been completed, Attorney Newell put together a 10 page Minor’s Compromise Petition, along with 30 pages of Exhibits. Said document provided Judge Amesbury with ample evidence necessary to approve the out-of-court settlement.

$ 101,000.00                   York, York County, PA

On October 6, 2015, the York dog attack attorney obtained a $101,000.00 PA dog bite injury settlement. A young woman had been invited to a York PA Memorial Day weekend party. The York PA residents owned an aggressive Rottweiler which initially was kept indoors away from the party. Unfortunately, someone let the Rottweiler out and it immediately attacked the York PA woman.

The York County dog attack victim sustained severe facial injuries that required 2 surgical procedures within two weeks of the unprovoked animal attack. Your York dog attack lawyer promptly obtained the PA Dog Warden’s Report and other relevant evidence. Attorney Newell was pleased to have obtained the dog owners’ insurance policy limit in just 4 months after being hired by the York PA dog attack victim.

$ 101,000.00               Allentown, Lehigh County, PA

On December 3, 2014, your Allentown PA dog bite attorney settled a Lehigh Valley dog attack claim for the maximum insurance amount possible – $101,000.00. A woman was visiting her granddaughter in Allentown, Pennsylvania when a Scottish Terrier bit her in the face.

The Allentown dog attack victim was treated at Sacred Heart Hospital. The dog bite wounds were cleaned, dead tissue was debrided and 7 stitches were used to close the facial dog bite wounds. The woman was also given antibiotics and a tetanus shot.

Follow-up plastic surgery was required to remove scar tissue and diminish the visibility of the facial disfigurement. The Allentown Pennsylvania dog attack attorney was able to present evidence that his client was the 6th person bitten by this vicious dog.

$ 101,000.00
Kulpmont, Northumberland County, PA

A dog accident claim was settled by your Northumberland County Pennsylvania dog bite attorney for the policy limit of $101,000.00. An elderly woman’s neighbor was away when a delivery of food was being dropped off at her house. The Good Samaritan volunteered to store the food in her house until the neighbor returned home.

When the dog owner arrived, she let her small pet run loose and it ran into the older woman’s house as she retrieved the food. Unfortunately, the Northumberland County resident tripped over the defendant’s dog and suffered fractures and severe injuries to her right leg. A Frackville PA personal injury attorney initially represented the injured victim. After he was unable to resolve the claim, he referred the case to Attorney Newell. The Northumberland County PA dog attack attorney persuaded the defendant’s insurance company to pay their $101,000.00 policy limit while avoiding the necessity of having to file a dog bite lawsuit against the victim’s neighbor.

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Past settlements/verdicts obtained by Attorney Thomas J. Newell in other PA dog bite cases were evaluated according to their specific facts.  They do not guarantee a specific result in your Pennsylvania dog bite case.

*****

$ 101,000.00
Palmyra, Lebanon County, PA

On January 19, 2010, Judge Charles T. Jones of the Court of Common Pleas of Lebanon County approved a Minor’s Compromise Petition filed by your Lebanon Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer. A Palmyra PA boy was invited over to a neighbors’ house to play with some friends. Once inside, he was immediately mauled by the defendants’ adult female pit bull. The Palmyra dog attack victim was rushed to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center to receive Trauma Unit emergency care.

The surgeons used nearly 200 stitches to close the large dog bite wounds to the Lebanon County dog bite victim’s face. After his discharge, he received significant care from mental health professionals to help him deal with flashbacks and nightmares regarding this vicious dog attack.

In the meantime, the Lebanon PA dog attack lawyer contacted a neighbor who agreed to sign an affidavit confirming incidents of prior acts of aggression by this pit bull. The Lebanon County PA dog attack attorney was able to use this evidence to force the defendants’ insurance company to pay their maximum coverage amount of $101,000.00 to settle this PA dog bite case.

$ 101,000.00
Hatfield , Montgomery County, PA

In October of 2012, a $101,000.00 insurance policy limit payment was obtained by your Montgomery County PA dog attack attorney. The woman was at a neighborhood party when the homeowner decided to bring her mixed breed dog up from the basement to mingle with the guests. The Hatfield PA resident was given permission by the dog owner to pet the dog.

Suddenly, and without provocation, the mixed breed dog bit the Montco dog bite victim in the face. She was rushed to Abington Health/Lansdale Hospital where surgeons needed about 30 stitches to close her facial dog bite wounds. Thereafter, an additional surgical procedure was performed to minimize the facial scars. The victim was very pleased that her Montgomery County Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer was able to obtain the $101,000.00 settlement without having to file a dog attack lawsuit against her neighbors.

$ 100,193.50      Hummelstown, Dauphin County, PA

On March 11, 2017, your Dauphin County dog attack lawyer procured a $100,193.50 dog bite settlement for a teenage girl who had been attacked 2 years earlier by a mixed breed dog. She was visiting the defendant dog owner with a family member. The homeowner’s dog had a history of prior vicious and aggressive acts. The mixed breed dog was usually kept in a crate upstairs to protect the safety of visitors.

The young woman was sitting on a couch when the unrestrained and unsupervised dog was permitted to enter the room. It immediately ran over to her and bit the unsuspecting victim on the face. There was a significant loss of blood. She was rushed to nearby Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The Dauphin County dog attack victim was given a tetanus shot, an injection of Lidocaine and antibiotics were administered via an IV. Plastic surgery was performed a week later.

Two weeks after the unprovoked attack, the Dauphin County dog bite lawyer met with the teenager and a family member just outside of Harrisburg. Attorney Newell outlined a plan to successfully prosecute the claim. He was very pleased to be able to convince the dog owner’s insurance company to pay its liability limit of $100,000.00, as well as $193.50 for out-of-pocket medical expenses.

$ 92,268.00
York, York County, PA

On June 6, 2012, Judge Penny L. Blackwell of the Court of Common Pleas of York County approved a $92,268.00 structured settlement annuity payout negotiated by your York Pennsylvania dog bite attorney. A child was mauled by her neighbors’ Rottweiler in June of 2011. The York PA resident lived next door to the defendants and had been walking in her backyard next to a 3-foot tall fence which separated the two properties.

Suddenly, the Rottweiler jumped up over the fence and bit the York County dog attack victim in the back of the head. Physicians at the Memorial Hospital in York PA used 18 stitches to close the head dog bite wounds. Fortunately, there were no infections and there was minimal follow-up medical care. The victim’s mother was happy that Attorney Newell was able to obtain the $92,268.00 payout without having to sue her neighbors.

In addition, your York PA dog bite lawyer was able to persuade the Animal Control Officer of the City of York to cite the defendants for multiple violations of the PA Dog Law, including harboring a dangerous dog. The defendants plead guilty and euthanized the vicious Rottweiler thereby insuring that no other innocent victims would be harmed by this dog.

$ 76,796.00        Williamstown, Dauphin County, PA

On March 29, 2017, Judge Richard A. Lewis approved a Dauphin County PA dog attack settlement of $76,796.00. Your Harrisburg area dog bite lawyer was hired to represent a young boy who was attacked by his neighbors’ dogs in the summer of 2015. He was rushed to the Emergency Department of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His dog bite wounds and lacerations were thoroughly cleansed and flushed. Anti-infection medication was prescribed.

Once he was hired, the Dauphin County dog attack attorney ordered, paid for and obtained all of the relevant medical records and billing statements. Attorney Thomas J. Newell also procured the Dauphin County Dog Warden Report, as well as information regarding prior aggressive acts by the defendants’ dogs. The parents of the child were happy that their PA dog bite lawyer was able to settle the Pennsylvania dog attack claim without having to sue their neighbors.

$ 76,000.00        Reinholds, Lancaster County, PA

On April 24, 2017, the Pennsylvania dog attack attorney obtained a $76,000.00 Lancaster County dog bite settlement on behalf of a Reinholds PA resident. A neighbor’s pit bull got loose and bit her on the left wrist and elbow. She was treated at Ephrata Community Hospital. Four sutures were used to close some of the dog bite wounds. Antibiotics were prescribed and she was advised to follow up with her family physician.

Unfortunately, the dog bite wounds became infected and she was admitted to the hospital for three days. Numerous tests were performed and the woman was diagnosed as suffering from left wrist and left elbow cellulitis.  She had difficulty using her left hand and arm. After her discharge, the PA dog bite injury lawyer provided a free home consultation. Once the medical care had ended, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire obtained all of the medical documentation and procured the $76,000.00 PA dog attack settlement.

$ 75,000.00
West Chester, Chester County, PA

On October 1, 2013, Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas approved a $75,000.00 settlement for a 4 year old PA dog bite victim.  Two years earlier, she was visiting her aunt on Easter Sunday when the homeowner’s two unrestrained Labrador Retrievers attacked, without any provocation, the little girl.

The Chester County dog bite victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where 6 staples and 10 stitches were used to close the wounds to her scalp and right shoulder.  Fortunately, the only visible scar remaining from the dog mauling is a slight blemish on her shoulder.  Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained a structured settlement annuity package that will result in a total payout of $86,750.00 to the Pennsylvania dog attack victim.

$ 71,107.48
Northampton, Northampton County, PA

A Northampton County dog bite victim obtained a $71,107.48 settlement after she was attacked while delivering mail to a home in Northampton PA. The defendants’ boxer had pushed its way through a screen door and bit the United States Postal Service mail carrier on her right leg. She was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital and initially given a tetanus injection.

The ER physicians thoroughly cleansed the dog bite wounds and provided her with prescription medications. Unfortunately, infection set in and the letter carrier developed a fever and severe swelling in the area of her right thigh. The doctors admitted her to Lehigh Valley Hospital where she was under observation for 3 days. Various medications were given to her intravenously to combat the infection.

After her release, she had follow-up care with Lehigh Valley area specialists who informed her that there would be some residual areas of numbness in the dog bite wound areas. Upon the conclusion of the medical care for the USPS mail carrier, Attorney Newell negotiated a $71,107.48 payout for the Northampton County dog attack victim.

$ 65,000.00           Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA

On December 28 2016, Judge Williamson of the Monroe County Orphans’ Court Division approved an Order to settle a Monroe County dog attack case for $65,000.00. The Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer was hired less than a week after an April 2015 dog bite incident. A boy was playing at his friend’s home when a bulldog was let out and immediately pursued/attacked the child.

The bulldog was unrestrained and unsupervised – even though it had a history of prior unprovoked dog attacks. The PA dog bite lawyer met with the child’s parents at their Stroudsburg PA home. Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained the Monroe County Dog Warden’s Report, as well as the victim’s medical bills and records. Current photographs demonstrated some residual permanent scarring. The parents of the Monroe County dog attack victim were very pleased that the $65,000.00 dog bite settlement was obtained without having to go to court.

$ 60,000.00
Allentown, Lehigh County, PA

A Lehigh County, PA dog bite victim obtained a $60,000.00 settlement after Attorney Newell had filed a complaint in the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas versus the owners of an American Bulldog/pit bull. The Allentown, Pennsylvania resident was walking a friend’s terrier with a leash when it was attacked by the defendants’ unrestrained and vicious dog.

As the Lehigh County dog attack victim tried to escape with her small dog, the bulldog/pit bull bit her hands. She was treated at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown for 11 puncture wounds to her hands. Scar tissue and cellulitis formed resulting in numbness and tingling in her fingers. These ongoing problems made it difficult to fully perform her work duties.

Once the Lehigh County dog attack lawyer had filed the lawsuit, the defendants’ insurance company re-evaluated the file and made a significant improvement in their original offer. The $60,000.00 payout was an appropriate resolution for a dog attack that never should have happened if the defendants had their dog restrained on a leash.

$ 55,000.00        Mount Pocono, Monroe County, PA

In April of 2017, your Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer obtained a $55,000.00 dog bite settlement on behalf of a Bangor PA man. The gentleman was delivering heating oil to a customer in Monroe County. The male property owner came out to greet him when the oil delivery truck pulled up into the driveway.

Shortly after the serviceman got out of his truck, the female property owner let their mixed breed dog out without any leash or restraints. The vicious dog quickly ran over and bit him on the chest and abdomen. Multiple visits to a Lehigh Valley area Urgent Care Center were required. Attorney Thomas J. Newell was pleased to have settled the Monroe County dog attack case within six months of the dog bite attack.

$ 55,000.00    Elysburg, Northumberland County, PA

In February of 2014, a Northumberland County dog attack case was settled by Attorney Newell for $55,000.00.  A neighbor’s unleashed and unsupervised German Shepherd ran onto the victim’s property and bit her hand.  The physicians at Geisinger Medical Center treated her dog bite wounds and used several stitches to close one of the largest hand lacerations.

The owners of the German Shepherd were cited for Harboring a Dangerous Dog, Failure to Confine and not having the vicious dog up to date with its rabies vaccine.  Your PA dog bite lawyer successfully argued that a jury would award punitive damages if the case was not settled.

$ 53,000.00
Hulmeville, Bucks County, PA

On October 21, 2013, Judge C. Theodore Fritsch, Jr. of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas approved a Minor’s Compromise Petition setting forth a $53,000.00 payout for a Bucks County pit bull bite victim.  The 13 year-old boy went to visit his friend.  The friend’s mother was sitting on the front porch and waived him inside.  As the victim walked thru the front door, he was mauled by the pit bull which was not confined.

The physicians at Doylestown Hospital used 9 stitches to close some of the dog bite wounds to his hands and right leg.  Meanwhile, the Hulmeville Police Department were concluding their investigation of this unprovoked attack.  The negligent pit bull owner plead guilty to harboring a dangerous dog.  The victim’s mother was very pleased with the settlement of $53,000.00 and relieved that her son did not have to testify vs. his friend’s mother.

$ 52,000.00
Hatfield, Montgomery County, PA

On August 26, 2011, Judge Stanley R. Ott of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas approved a Minor’s Compromise Petition regarding a $52,000.00 settlement for a Montgomery County dog bite victim. The 6 year old boy had been invited by neighborhood friends into their home. Their parents owned a Central Asian Shepherd which had been locked up in a room as a result of prior aggressive acts.

Unfortunately, one of the defendants’ sons opened the door and the vicious dog immediately ran out and mauled the Montgomery County child. He suffered dog bite wounds to his right temple and back. Physicians at Abington Health/Lansdale Hospital used 15 stitches to close the dog bite lacerations of the Montco dog attack victim.

The child’s dog bite injuries healed without the need for any corrective plastic surgery. He was seen on several occasions by a mental health professional to help him deal with flashbacks, nightmares and fear of large dogs as a result of this vicious and unprovoked attack. After a few months, the mental health issues subsided and his mother was quite happy that Attorney Newell was able to obtain the $52,000.00 settlement without having to file a lawsuit against their next-door neighbors.

$ 50,000.00       Brodheadsville, Monroe County, PA

On July 10, 2017, the Pennsylvania dog bite attack attorney negotiated a $50,000.00 PA dog attack settlement on behalf of a Monroe County resident. The woman was walking with a neighbor friend who could not keep her two dogs under control. The boxer started to act aggressively and the black lab bit the woman on her right thigh. Emergency medical treatment was provided at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg PA.

The ER doctor used approximately two dozen stitches to close the dog bite wounds. Soon thereafter, the Brodheadsville PA resident contacted the Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer who provided a free consultation. Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained all of the relevant records and documents. His client was pleased that they were able to settle the case without having to sue her neighbor.

$ 47,879.00            Landenberg, Chester County, PA

On July 28, 2015, your Chester County, Pennsylvania dog attack attorney obtained approval from Chester County’s Orphans’ Court to settle a PA dog bite injury claim for $47,879.00. A 2 year old boy was visiting his aunt’s home with his family when he was bitten by her dog.

The Chester County, PA dog bite victim was treated at Nemours/Dupont Children’s Hospital where stitches were needed to close the dog bite facial wounds. The Pennsylvania dog bite accident lawyer put together a structured settlement annuity plan that allows the boy’s money to grow tax-free.

$ 42,500.00             Bartonsville, Monroe County, PA

On February 7, 2014, a Monroe County dog attack victim agreed to a $42,500.00 settlement obtained by Thomas J. Newell, Esquire.  The woman was walking her Golden Retriever on a leash by a lake when they were attacked by 2 adult Akitas.  The 2 dogs were being walked by an elderly woman with a serious health problem and she was unable to control them.

The unleashed Akitas bit the woman’s left arm as she tried to stop their attack on her Golden Retriever.  The Poconos dog bite victim was treated at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA.  6 stitches were used to close the most serious dog bite wound.  Your Monroe County, PA dog bite lawyer was pleased to have obtained the $42,500.00 payout within 8 months of the attack.

$ 42,169.11             Doylestown, Bucks County, PA

On Oct. 17, 2014, Bucks County dog bite attorney, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire, obtained a $42,169.11 settlement for a Doylestown Township man. A neighbor’s unleashed and unsupervised border collie ran onto the victim’s property and attacked him from behind without any provocation.

The Doylestown dog attack victim was taken to Doylestown Hospital where emergency room physicians treated the multiple dog bite wounds to the man’s left calf. He missed 3-1/2 weeks of work because of the dog attack injuries and attended several dozen physical therapy session to regain strength in his leg.

$ 41,000.00             Fleetwood, Berks County, PA

On August 11, 2015, your Berks County dog bite attorney obtained a $41,000.00 dog bite settlement for a Berks County resident. Two dogs had run off of their property and attacked him as he was walking near his home. The pit bull and pit bull mix worked together as a pack encircling the Fleetwood, PA man and then attacking him.

The Berks County, Pennsylvania dog bite injury lawyer had obtained proof that these same negligent dog owners had been cited 4 months earlier for failing to confine their pit bulls. The aggressive advocacy of Attorney Newell resulted in a dog bite settlement prior to litigation.

$ 40,000.00
Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA

Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained Court approval to settle a minor’s Northampton County dog bite claim for $40,000.00. The girl was walking on a sidewalk in Bethlehem with her family when she was mauled by the defendant’s dog. The defendant did have his two dogs on a leash, but did not have them under control and one of them lunged at the victim biting her face.

Physicians at a Lehigh Valley area hospital used stitches to close the facial wound. Fortunately, no corrective facial surgery was needed because the scars were barely visible after the dog bite wounds healed. The negligent dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company agreed to make a $40,000.00 payout after the Northampton County dog attack victim’s medical care concluded.

$39,000.00
Freemansburg, Northampton County, PA

A Northampton County dog bite victim received a $39,000.00 payout after she had been attacked on the sidewalk leading to her front door. The defendant’s pit bull and German Shepherd were running loose in the Easton area neighborhood and ran onto the victim’s property. Her Siberian Husky was restrained on a lead and was attacked by the defendant’s vicious dogs.

As the woman tried to rescue her Siberian Husky, the pit bull and German Shepherd attacked her. The Northampton County dog bite victim sustained a fractured finger and dog bite lacerations. Physicians at Lehigh Valley Hospital placed her hand in a splint and administered a tetanus shot. Meanwhile, Attorney Newell had begun a thorough investigation of the defendant and his aggressive dogs.

The Northampton County dog attack attorney uncovered the fact that the defendant had been previously cited for allowing his dogs to run loose and creating a disturbance in the development. As a result of this unprovoked attack, the defendant was charged with multiple PA Dog Law violations.

Attorney Newell appeared at the District Justice hearing and provided legal assistance to the Northampton County Dog Warden. The defendant was found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog and failure to confine. Soon thereafter, his homeowner’s insurance company agreed to pay Attorney Newell’s client $39,000.00 to settle her personal injury claim.

$ 38,500.00
Levittown, Bucks County, PA

On April 30, 2013, Judge C. Theodore Fritsch, Jr. of the Bucks County Orphans’ Court approved a $38,500.00 settlement for a 10 year-old girl who had witnessed her brother being attacked by their uncle’s Rottweiler.  The victims had been attending a family party in Lower Bucks County when the unprovoked dog attack took place.

The girl was unable to stop the Rottweiler from mauling her brother.  She dealt with issues of guilt, flashbacks and nightmares.  Her parents took her to be treated by several mental health professionals.  The 10 year-old has now gone more than 2 years without any need for psychological treatment.  Attorney Thomas J. Newell was pleased to have obtained the $38,500.00 Bucks County dog bite settlement without the need for his client to testify at trial.

$ 37,500.00                   Coplay, Lehigh County, PA

On March 6, 2016, a Lehigh County Judge approved a Minor’s Compromise Petition filed by the Lehigh Valley dog bite injury lawyer. A 10 year old girl was walking with her father when she was bitten by a German Shepherd on the arm. She received medical treatment at Lehigh Valley Hospital. The Lehigh Valley dog bite victim received a tetanus shot, as well as an injection of antibiotics.

Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided a free home consultation for the girl’s mother at their Lehigh Valley residence. After sending out letters of representation to the two dog owners, your attorney for dog attacks in Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania filed a formal request with State government officials in Harrisburg PA to see if there were any past attacks by this vicious dog. Once all of the medical care had concluded, Attorney Newell sent copies of the medical records, bills and scar photographs to the defense adjuster.

After a spirited round of negotiations, the Lehigh County PA dog attack lawyer was able to reach an agreement to settle the Lehigh Valley dog bite claim for $37,500.00. Judge Johnson’s Order required Attorney Newell’s clients to set up a restricted account for their daughter which cannot be accessed until her 18th birthday.

$ 37,500.00
Bensalem, Bucks County, PA

A Bucks County dog attack victim was paid $37,500.00 after he was attacked by an unrestrained pit bull in Lower Bucks County. The victim was making a service call in Bensalem Township. The dog owner opened his front door, but forgot that his pit bull was not restrained inside the home. It ran out the door and attacked the Bucks County resident as he stood on the front steps.

Physicians at an area hospital cleaned dog bite wounds that were found on the victim’s hand, leg, knee and abdomen. A rabies injection and antibiotics were administered to the Bucks County dog bite victim. His family doctor and a hand specialist provided follow-up medical care.

The defendant was charged with multiple PA Dog Law violations by the local animal control officer. Attorney Thomas J. Newell accompanied his client to the District Justice hearing in Bucks County. The negligent pit bull owner was found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog and failing to confine his pit bull. Soon thereafter, the defendant’s homeowner’s insurance company agreed to pay a $37,500.00 settlement to the innocent victim.

$ 36,000.00               Lycoming County, PA

On July 7, 2015, Judge Dudley N. Anderson of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas signed an Order drafted by PA dog bite attorney, Thomas J. Newell, Esq. approving a $36,000.00 dog bite injury settlement. Attorney Newell had filed a dog attack lawsuit in Lycoming County after his client was bitten by a dog at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

The young boy was a resident of York County, PA and was bitten in the face by a mixed breed dog. Depositions were taken of the dog owners, parents of the child and the PA Dog Warden. The settlement amount obtained by the Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer was more than double the offer given to the victim’s first attorney.

$ 36,000.00
Duncannon, Northampton County, PA

Judge Edward G. Smith of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas approved a $36,000.00 settlement for a Northampton County dog bite victim. The girl was visiting a friend’s home when the defendants’ chow lunged at her and bit her face. The chow continued to pursue the Northampton County resident biting her leg and hand as she tried to flee to safety.

Palmerton Hospital physicians used approximately 20 stitches to close her facial dog bite wounds. Fortunately, no further plastic surgery was needed as the Northampton County dog attack victim made an excellent recovery. While his client’s medical care was ending, Attorney Newell concluded his investigation of the defendants and their vicious chow.

Because of a prior attack by the chow, the property manager for the defendants’ community had previously instructed them to remove the chow from the premises in order to avoid future dog attacks. Once Attorney Newell provided proof of the prior vicious propensities, the defendants’ homeowner’s insurance company agreed to make the $36,000.00 payout to resolve the PA dog attack victim’s personal injury claim.

$ 33,500.00             Quakertown, Bucks County, PA

In October of 2016, your Bucks County dog bite attack attorney obtained a $33,500.00 settlement for a man living in Quakertown PA. He was working as an independent contractor for a communications company while providing new cable lines for customers in the City of Philadelphia. Suddenly and without any warning, an unleashed pit bull jumped up over a fence and bit his right arm.

The Pennsylvania dog attack victim received medical treatment at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown PA which included antibiotics and a tetanus shot. He was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital two days later after his arm became infected. The Quakertown dog attack lawyer met with the gentleman shortly after his release from the hospital. Attorney Newell sent a video of the vicious pit bull to the defense adjuster, as well as his client’s medical records and bills. The PA dog bite victim was happy that his personal injury claim was settled without having to testify at trial.

$ 32,806.00                       Milford, Pike County, PA

In March of 2017, your PA dog attack injury attorney procured a $32,806.00 Pike County PA dog bite settlement for a Milford resident. The woman was in her development walking back toward her home when she was attacked by a neighbor’s unleashed pit bull. The vicious dog got hold of her scarf, pulled her to the ground and attempted to maul her. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan intervened and was able to stop the unprovoked pit bull attack.

The Pennsylvania dog bite victim was treated at Orange Regional Medical Center. The ER doctor cleaned her dog attack wounds and gave her a tetanus shot. Due to ongoing problems with sleep, stress, anxiety and nightmares, she treated with a mental health specialist. Your Pike County dog bite attorney met with the woman at her Milford PA home. Once her health care ended, Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained her medical records and bills, as well as current photos. He promptly negotiated the $32,806.00 dog attack settlement with the pit bull owner’s insurance company.

$ 30,000.00    East Stroudsburg Monroe County PA

On September 26, 2017, the lawyer for dog attacks in Pennsylvania obtained a $30,000.00 PA dog bite settlement for an East Stroudsburg resident. The woman had gone to her accountant’s home to pick up her tax return. The CPA owned a large adult male dog that was routinely kept behind a large gate to minimize contact with customers. On this occasion, the accountant’s wife was restraining their dog by holding its collar.

When the Poconos resident went to take the tax return packet, the dog bit her right hand resulting in a large laceration. Seven sutures were used to close the dog attack wounds. Surgery was performed to debride the wound and attach a skin graft. A lawsuit was filed in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas by the Poconos dog bite lawyer. The $30,000.00 payout was agreed to after a trial date was scheduled with Judge Sibrum.

$ 23,828.00                       Milford, Pike County, PA

On Jan. 23, 2017, your Pike County dog attack injury lawyer obtained a $23,828.00 dog bite settlement for a Poconos man who was attacked by a dog at a relative’s home. He was immediately driven to Bon Secours Hospital in New York where the Emergency Room physician needed 10 sutures to close his dog bite facial wounds.

The patient faithfully complied with the doctor’s orders and completed the recommended prescription for antibiotics. Several months later, the Pike County dog bite attorney traveled to Shawnee on Delaware PA to meet with his client in the comfort of his Pennsylvania home. Attorney Newell then ordered, paid for and received medical records and bills. They were forwarded to the defense adjuster, along with current photographs. The Pike County resident was very pleased that the Milford PA dog bite lawyer was able to settle the dog attack case without the elderly gentleman having to testify in court.

$ 23,080.00
Chalfont, Bucks County, PA

On September 10, 2013, Attorney Newell obtained a $23,080.00 settlement for a Bucks County, PA dog bite case.  The woman had been attacked by her neighbor’s adult male Dalmatian.  The dog was not leashed and it had not been neutered.  The victim instinctively put up her left arm to protect her face.  The Dalmatian bit her left upper arm – leaving a scar 3.2 cm wide and 4.6 cm long.

The Bucks County dog attack victim had appointments with her family doctor, a plastic surgeon and a neurologist.  The initial symptoms of tingling and numbness in her left arm went away over the next few months.  Scar revision surgery was deemed unnecessary and her medical care ended in the spring of 2013.  Attorney Newell obtained relevant records and photographs and promptly settled the case thereafter.

$ 22,880.00
Albrightsville, Carbon County, PA

On November 22, 2010, Judge Webb of the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas approved a $22,880.00 settlement for a Carbon County dog attack victim. The young woman was walking in a private community in Carbon County PA when a leashed German Shepherd lunged at her. The Albrightsville, PA resident put up her right arm to protect her face. The vicious dog bit her wrist and arm.

The Carbon County dog bite victim was taken to Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton, PA. The physicians gave her a rabies vaccine injection and requested that she return on 4 separate occasions to receive additional injections as it was unclear whether the German Shepherd was up to date on its rabies shots. Once the injection treatment had concluded, Attorney Thomas J. Newell negotiated the $22,880.00 settlement for this Carbon County dog attack claim.

$ 22,000.00
Bensalem, Bucks County, PA

A 52 year-old Bucks County dog attack victim was bitten by a Boston Terrier in Bensalem, PA that had escaped from its owner.  The woman’s right foot began to swell up and she went to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne PA.  The emergency room physician cleaned the dog bite wounds and administered a tetanus shot.

Her right foot became infected and the PA dog bite victim received 2 antibiotic injections.  Permanent scars were visible at the spot of the dog bite wounds.  Attorney Newell obtained all of her medical records and attained a $22,000.00 payout from the negligent dog owner’s homeowners insurance company.

 $ 21,000.00                 Hazleton Luzerne County PA

On June 21, 2015, the Hazleton dog attack lawyer received a $21,000.00 settlement check from the homeowners insurance company representing a negligent Luzerne County PA dog owner. A Luzerne County resident parked her car at a Hazleton grocery store.

As she was walking thru the parking lot, a Chinese Shar Pei leaped up and bit her on the left arm and hand. The PA dog bite victim received medical care at Geisinger Careworks and Hazleton Family Practice. Your Hazleton PA dog attack attorney successfully argued that it was grossly negligent for the dog owner to tie his Shar Pei to the back of his bumper in a congested public parking lot. The Luzerne County dog bite attorney settled the PA dog attack claim without having to file a dog bite lawsuit.

$ 17,500.00                 Quakertown, Bucks County PA

On July 10, 2017, your lawyer for dog attacks in Pennsylvania obtained a Quakertown dog bite settlement of $17,500.00 An elderly woman went to an animal rescue organization in order to adopt a Cane Corso/Mastiff mix adult male dog. A volunteer instructed the woman to give the dog a treat.

Suddenly, and without any provocation by the Lehigh Valley resident, the mixed breed dog lunged forward and bit the woman. She sustained a severe laceration to her right hand which required multiple stitches, a Lidocaine shot and a Tetanus injection. The Bucks County dog bite lawyer was able to obtain the dog attack settlement shortly after he had filed suit.

$$$$$                         Biglerville, Adams County PA

On July 10, 2017, your Pennsylvania dog bite injury lawyer obtained a settlement for an Adams County Pennsylvania resident. The woman was attacked by a pit bull in Hanover PA. She had been invited by the homeowner to stop by to pick up a dishwasher.

The pit bull owner had originally kept her dog inside the car. Inexplicably, she let it out before her guest had left the driveway. She was bitten on her right leg. The Adams County dog bite attorney was able to settle the PA dog attack claim in less than one year after the dog bite attack.

$$$$$                       Bath, Northampton County PA

On August 26, 2016, your Lehigh Valley dog attack lawyer settled a pit bull attack claim. Two years earlier, a contractor had been hired to install a new glass shower for a Bath Pennsylvania resident. Initially, the pit bull was outside while the serviceman was working inside the house.

Unfortunately, the homeowner decided to bring the pit bull into the house without safely securing it in a locked room or cage. The unrestrained pit bull attacked the unsuspecting worker and bit him on the lip. Fortunately, the bite was only a glancing blow and the laceration was rather minor with only minimal medical care needed. The Northampton County dog bite lawyer was able to settle the PA dog attack claim without having to file a Pennsylvania dog bite lawsuit.

$$$$$             Bethlehem Northampton County PA

In February of 2011, the ABE dog bite attorney concluded a Lehigh Valley dog bite claim settlement. A young woman was walking down a street in Bethlehem Pennsylvania when she saw a boxer. After speaking with its owner, the Lehigh Valley resident began to pet and scratch the dog. When she bent over to give the boxer a kiss, it bit her in the face.

The ABE dog attack victim was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem for two facial dog bite wounds. When the ABE dog attack lawyer contacted the dog owner’s insurance company, they refused to accept any legal responsibility for the dog attack. Ultimately, Attorney Newell persuaded them to make an offer to the Freemansburg PA resident. The attorney for dog bites in ABE reminds everyone not to invade the space of any dog, particularly those that are not their family pets.

$$$$$              Reading, Berks County, PA

On June 26, 2013, Judge Peter W. Schmehl of the Berks County Orphans’ Court approved a settlement after a Reading, PA pit bull attack.  A nine year old girl was sledding with her siblings when a neighbor’s pit bull jumped over a fence.  The pit bull bit her right arm and right leg.  Medical care for the dog bite wounds was provided at Reading Hospital & Medical Center.

The pit bull owner was an uninsured renter who left her apartment shortly after the dog attack due to her failure to pay her rent.  Attorney Thomas J. Newell was persuasive in getting the landlord’s insurance carrier to pay when his legal liability was questionable.

$$$$$                       Quakertown, Bucks County, PA

On April 10, 2009, a Bucks County dog bite case was settled. A woman stopped by her vet’s office in Quakertown, PA to buy cat food. As she walked around a counter, the defendant’s boxer lunged at her.

The Bucks County dog attack victim was bitten on the thigh and was immediately taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown. The dog bite wound was cleaned and a tetanus shot was administered. Your Bucks County dog bite lawyer settled the case within 6 months of being hired.

$$$$$                Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA

On July 16, 2015, your Montco dog attack lawyer settled a Lansdale, PA dog bite case. The innocent Lansdale, PA pedestrian was walking down an alley when the defendant’s pit bull mix bit him on his right calf.

Fortunately, the Lansdale, PA dog bite victim’s wounds did not get infected as he followed his doctor’s orders regarding the use of medication. The Montgomery County, PA dog bite attorney also attended a District Justice hearing with his client for the PA Dog Law charges.

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East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA

On September 9, 2013, Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Orphans’ Court approved 2 settlements for an East Stroudsburg, PA dog attack victim.  The young boy had been invited to play basketball at a neighbor’s home when their unrestrained rottweiler attacked him in June of 2010.

Incredibly, the same rottweiler got loose again in June of 2012 and bit his left arm.  The dog bite wounds from both attacks were treated at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg PA.  The rottweiler owner was found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog and failure to confine.

$$$$$                  New Hope, Bucks County, PA

On Dec. 3, 2014, terms of a settlement of a Bucks County, PA dog bite claim were agreed upon. A Bucks County woman had been attacked by her neighbor’s mixed breed dog in the spring of 2014. The Bucks County dog bite victim sustained dog bite wounds to her ear, neck and stomach.

The Bucks County dog bite lawyer obtained a settlement for his client’s personal injuries, as well as her out-of-pocket medical expenses & vet bills. The dog bite victim’s Boston Terrier had also been bitten by the unleashed mixed breed dog.

$$$$$                 Athens, Bradford County, PA

On Feb. 26, 2015, your Pennsylvania dog bite injury lawyer settled a Bradford County dog attack claim. A man was jogging near his home when a Great Dane escaped from its owner and attacked him.

The Bradford County dog attack victim suffered dog bite wounds to his buttock. He received emergency care at Robert Packer Hospital. The PA dog attack lawyer was able to obtain the dog bite settlement award in just 3 months after being hired.

$$$$$                Allentown, Lehigh County PA

On Feb. 24, 2015, your Lehigh Valley dog attack lawyer obtained a settlement on behalf of a USPS mail carrier. The woman had been delivering mail to a home in Allentown, Pennsylvania when the customer’s dog ran out through the front door and attacked her.

The Allentown, PA dog attack victim was bit on the leg and medical care was provided by the physicians at Lehigh Valley Hospital. PA dog bite attorney Thomas J. Newell, Esquire obtained the dog bite settlement within 5 months of the unprovoked dog attack and without having to file a lawsuit.

$$$$$         Red Hill, Montgomery County, PA

On December 4, 2009, Judge Stanley R. Ott of the Montgomery County Orphans’ Court signed an Order approving a PA dog bite settlement award. Children were playing with a neighbor’s Husky when the dog suddenly lunged at the 9 year old boy.

The Montco dog attack victim was bitten on the hand and leg. The dog bite settlement amount was paid by the dog owners’ homeowners insurance company.

$$$$$                     Perkasie, Bucks County, PA

On Feb. 28, 2014, a Bucks County, PA dog bite victim agreed to a settlement.  The Perkasie resident was delivering mail in his hometown when the homeowner’s unleashed dog bit him on the left calf.  The physicians at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, PA cleaned the dog bite wound & administered a tetanus shot.

The Bucks County dog attack lawyer obtained evidence that established prior acts of vicious propensities by this mixed breed dog.  Attorney Newell made a persuasive case for punitive damages.

$$$$$                   Quakertown, Bucks County, PA

On January 1, 2009, a Bucks County PA dog attack case was resolved with a satisfactory payout. A woman was visiting a farm in Bucks County to see her friend’s horse which was boarded there. Suddenly, a German Shepherd mixed breed dog attacked her from behind.

The Quakertown dog bite victim was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown, PA. She was given a tetanus shot and 4 stitches were used to close the dog bite wound to her right thigh. The Bucks County dog bite attorney obtained the settlement just 4 months after being retained to serve as her legal counsel.

$$$$$            Nazareth, Northampton County, PA

On April 29, 2014, a Northampton County dog bite case was settled by Attorney Newell.   A USPS letter carrier was delivering mail in Nazareth, PA when a customer’s 2 small dogs bit his leg.  He was seen at Lehigh Valley Hospital twice and was examined by his family doctor 4 days after the unprovoked dog attack.

Your Lehigh Valley Dog Attack Attorney was able to increase the initial value of the compensatory damage claim.  He successfully argued that the dog owner’s failure to keep her dogs up-to-date with their rabies vaccinations would be viewed by a potential jury as an aggravating factor resulting in a possible punitive damage award.

$$$$$     Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA

On March 13, 2015, the Northampton County PA dog attack attorney resolved a Lehigh Valley dog bite case via a settlement payment. A
Bethlehem Township Pennsylvania woman was jogging in her neighborhood when an unleashed and unsupervised mixed breed dog pursued and attacked her. The woman kicked at the dog to defend herself, but could not prevent the dog from biting her in the buttocks.

Medical treatment for the Northampton County dog attack victim was provided at Lehigh Valley Hospital on Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown PA. The emergency room doctors gave her antibiotics, a tetanus shot and cleaned the dog bite wounds. The lawyer for dog bites in Pennsylvania sent the medical records, medical bills and photographs to the negligent dog owner’s insurance carrier. Attorney Newell settled the PA dog bite claim without having to file a Northampton County dog bite lawsuit.

$$$$ Confidential   Millersburg, Dauphin County, PA

In October of 2014, the Pennsylvania dog attack accident attorney finalized a Dauphin County PA dog attack lawsuit via a confidential settlement with the defendant’s homeowners insurance company. Nearly two years earlier, a FedEx employee was delivering a package in Millersburg PA when three unsupervised, unrestrained and unleashed boxers surrounded her and bit her legs and buttock.

The Dauphin County dog bite victim received medical care at an Urgent Care Center and also visited her family doctor. Fortunately, the dog bite wounds did not become infected. The PA dog bite injury lawyer filed a dog attack lawsuit with the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. Included in the Complaint were three separate claims for punitive damages. The defense attorney filed Preliminary Objections, but Judge Tully permitted Attorney Newell to proceed forward with two distinct punitive damage claims.

The attorney for dog bites in Pennsylvania then attended a mediation session with the defense lawyer and an insurance company representative. After many hours of negotiations, a confidential settlement was agreed to and the Pennsylvania dog attack lawsuit was concluded.

DISCLAIMER

The PA dog attack lawyer has aggressively represented PA dog bite victims in 29 Pennsylvania Counties. The content of this website is for informational purposes only and is NOT legal advice for your specific Pennsylvania dog attack claim. Settlements/verdicts in other PA dog bite claims were based upon the unique set of liability and damage facts of each case, as well as the law that existed at that time.

The PA Dog Law and the legal decisions regarding Pennsylvania dog bite lawsuits can change at any time. Attorney Newell strongly advises you to immediately consult with an experienced Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer to review the facts of your dog attack and the injuries you sustained. The PA dog attack attorney provides free home consultations to all PA dog bite victims whose cases he believes have legal and economic merit.

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Dangerous Dog Charge Does Not Require Severe Injury

A Chester County, PA dog attack victim was knocked down by an unleashed dog. She sustained a lacerated finger which required four weeks of physical therapy. The negligent dog owner was charged with PA Dog Law violations.

The Chester County trial judge found the dog owner guilty of failure to confine and harboring a dangerous dog. The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed this decision in Com. v. Baldwin, 767 A.2d 644 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2001). There is no requirement that the PA dog bite victim sustain a serious injury in order for a violation of Section 502-A of the PA Dog Law to be adjudicated.

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No Free Bite in Pennsylvania

One of the first and most important cases to discuss the 1996 Amendments to the Pennsylvania Dog Law was Commonwealth vs. Hake, 738 A.2d 46 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1999). A pit bull escaped the defendant’s home and bit a 7 year-old boy, as well as a woman who came to his aid. The York County District Attorney’s Office neither alleged nor proved prior vicious propensities regarding this vicious pit bull.

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania thoroughly reviewed the “harboring a dangerous dog” statute – 3 P.S. §459-502-A. The 1996 Amendments to the PA Dog Law specifically provide that a propensity to attack may be proven by evidence regarding the attack in question, even if it is only the first attack.

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Failure to Confine – What is “Premises” of Dog Owner?

In Allegheny County, a woman was walking on a private road situated on a right-of-way that crosses through the defendant dog owner’s property. The defendant’s dog was unrestrained and attacked the woman. He was charged with violating Section 305 of the PA Dog Law:  Failure to Confine.  The dog owner claimed that since the attack took place on his property and the dog was on his “premises,” he was compliant with the PA Dog Law.

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas convicted the dog owner and he appealed to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.  In Commonwealth v. Glumac, 717 A.2d 572 (Pa. Super. 1998), the lower court ruling was affirmed. The purpose of this statute is “to require dog owners to prevent their dogs from running at large.”  In rejecting the dog owner’s claim of innocence, the court concluded: “Any portion of an owner’s property which is open to the public, in this case a right-of-way, is not within the owner’s control and therefore not the owner’s premises under the meaning of this section.” Id. at 574.

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Failure to Confine – Jury Issue

In Bedford County, a woman was riding a moped and fell after she alleged that a neighbor’s dog had chased her causing her to lose her balance.  The defendant dog owner’s lawyer filed a Motion for Summary Judgment claiming that her dog never left their property.

The Bradford County Court of Common Pleas granted the dog owner’s motion and dismissed the dog attack victim’s case.  In Liles v. Balmer, 567 A.2d 691 (Pa. Super. 1989), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania overruled the trial court and found that the issue of the location of the defendant’s dog was in dispute and that the victim “must be given an opportunity to prove her case at trial.”  Id. at 693.

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When Does a Dog Bite Victim Assume the Risk of a Dog Attack?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reviewed the issue of assumption of the risk in a PA dog attack in the case of Crance v. Sohanic, 496 A.2d 1230 (Pa. Super. 1985). A woman was visiting someone’s home when she decided to interact with another visitor’s dog. The dog owner told the woman to “be careful.” Nonetheless, she knelt down and began petting the dog.

The dog then bit her face causing several large facial lacerations that required plastic facial surgeries to attempt to minimize the permanent facial scars. At trial, the defendant dog owner requested that the jury be instructed on an assumption of the risk charge versus the PA dog mauling victim.

The PA Superior Court upheld the trial court’s refusal to give the assumption of the risk instruction. The Judges noted that the plaintiff was not told that the dog had bitten others previously. The generic warning of “be careful” was not viewed as providing the plaintiff with facts allowing her to be specifically aware of the dangers associated with this specific dog.

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Unexcused Violation of PA Dog Law is Negligence Per Se

In 1982, the Pennsylvania Superior Court published a groundbreaking case which finally tied together negligence and the PA Dog Law.  Miller v. Hurst, 448 A.2d 614 (Pa.Super. 1982). A negligent dog owner let his German Shepherd run loose in the neighborhood. The German Shepherd approached 3 boys who were playing in another yard. As a 6 year old boy went to pet the dog, it bit and tore open the boy’s cheek.

There was no proof of prior vicious propensities and, therefore, the Lebanon County Trial Judge granted a non-suit in favor of the negligent dog owner. The PA Superior Court reversed the lower court ruling and permitted the boy’s lawsuit to go forward. “Pennsylvania can no longer permit dogs to run free without imposing responsibility upon their owners for damages caused to persons or property by such roving dogs.”