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  • ALLENTOWN, PA
    Lehigh County
    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
    610-432-4160
  • BETHLEHEM, PA
    140 E. Broad Street
    Northampton County
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
    610-866-0469
  • STROUDSBURG, PA
    45 North 7th Street
    Monroe County
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
    570-421-0893
  • PERKASIE, PA
    1282 Route 113
    P.O. Box 178
    Bucks County
    Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
    215-257-4842
  • EASTON, PA
    Northampton County
    Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
    610-258-6470
  • LANSDALE, PA
    Montgomery County
    Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
    215-368-5545
  • LEHIGHTON, PA
    Carbon County
    Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235
    610-377-2134
  • QUAKERTOWN, PA
    Bucks County
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951
    215-538-5350

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$ 132,000.00
Allentown PA

In August of 2012, the Allentown dog bite attorney obtained approval from a Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge to conclude a Lehigh County dog attack case for a $132,000.00 total payout. In September of 2009, an Allentown Pennsylvania couple brought their Rottweiler to a friend’s house in Whitehall PA where they were having a family party. The Allentown residents left the party to watch a Lehigh Valley area high school football game.

Unfortunately, the Allentown PA dog owners did not lock the Rottweiler inside a bedroom or restrain it in any way. Later that day, a four-year old girl sat down next to the dog. As she began to pet it, the Rottweiler lunged at her and bit her face. The Lehigh County dog bite victim was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA. A plastic surgeon used approximately 50 stitches to close the facial dog bite wounds.

The parents of the Lehigh Valley dog bite victim initially hired a Reading PA personal injury law firm to represent their daughter. A month later, they received a letter from the attorney firing them as clients. He claimed: “The prospect of securing a successful or acceptable result on your behalf is rather unlikely.” They then contacted Attorney Thomas J. Newell for a second opinion.

The lawyer for dog bites in Allentown PA provided them with a free home consultation at their residence in Whitehall Pennsylvania. Attorney Newell accepted their case in January of 2010 and immediately began his investigation into potential liability insurance coverage for the negligent Allentown dog owners. In the meantime, outpatient scar revision surgery was performed on the little girl’s face in an attempt to diminish her permanent facial scars.

On October 27, 2011, the Allentown dog attack lawyer filed a PA dog bite lawsuit with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in Allentown PA. Attorneys representing the dog owners and property owner exchanged discovery requests with the Allentown dog bite injury attorney. Attorney Newell provided the girl’s medical records and photos.

Just before the Depositions of the witnesses were to be held, the attorneys for the parties engaged in successful settlement negotiations. At the August 16th Hearing in Allentown, the lawyer for dog attacks in Allentown PA supplied Judge J. Brian Johnson with all details regarding the structured settlement annuity. This financial plan was established to maximize the recovery for the PA dog attack victim.

$ 101,000.00                                        Allentown PA

In December of 2014, the Allentown dog bite lawyer settled an Allentown dog bite case for the defendant’s insurance policy limit of $101,000.00. Back in February of 2013, a woman visited her granddaughter at a home in Allentown Pennsylvania. When she went to leave, the Whitehall PA resident bent over to give the host a kiss. Without any warning, she was attacked by a terrier and bitten over her left eye.

The Allentown dog bite victim stopped the bleeding and then walked two blocks from the defendant’s home to Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown. A plastic surgeon injected the area around the dog bite wound with Lidocaine. He then cut away the dead tissue and used seven stitches to close the laceration in her left eyebrow. She was given a tetanus shot, as well as antibiotics. The Allentown dog attack victim complained of blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Fortunately, the vision issues were temporary and her normal eyesight returned.

The Allentown dog bite injury lawyer notified the Lehigh County Dog Warden of this dog’s vicious past. Attorney Newell provided Orlando Aguirre with information establishing that his client was at least the sixth person attacked by this terrier. On April 29, 2013, the attorney for dog attacks in Allentown PA attended a hearing before Lehigh County District Justice Karen Devine. The court case took place in Allentown PA with both the victim and the PA Dog Warden testifying. The negligent Allentown dog owner was found guilty of violating the PA Dog Law by Harboring a Dangerous Dog.

Eleven months after the unprovoked PA dog attack, the Lehigh Valley resident underwent scar revision surgery in an attempt to diminish the visibility of the permanent facial scar. Unfortunately, not all of her hair grew back in the left eyebrow and there was little the plastic surgeon could do to correct that problem. No further plastic surgery was required and the Allentown dog attack injury attorney obtained a final set of facial photographs from his client.

In the fall of 2013, the lawyer for dog bites in Allentown sent a nine-page settlement demand letter to the defendant’s homeowners insurance company outlining the legal justification for his demand that they pay their liability policy limit. Ultimately, Attorney Thomas J. Newell persuaded them to make the $101,000.00 Allentown dog bite settlement. The PA dog bite victim was pleased that it was not necessary to file an Allentown dog bite lawsuit as she preferred not to have to relive the horrific dog attack.

$ 60,000.00                                       Allentown PA

In the spring of 2013, the Allentown dog attack attorney negotiated an Allentown dog attack settlement in the amount of $60,000.00. A year earlier, an Allentown PA woman was walking a dog a few blocks from her home when an American Bulldog/pit bull mix came charging at her and the terrier. The mixed breed dog was unrestrained, unsupervised and not on its own property. While she was trying to protect the small dog, the vicious mixed breed dog bit her hands multiple times.

The Allentown dog bite victim was taken by an investigating police officer to Sacred Heart Hospital on Chew Street in Allentown Pennsylvania. The emergency room doctor cleaned the dog bite wounds, ordered x-rays of her hands, gave her antibiotics and administered a tetanus shot. The dog bite wounds to her hands prevented her from fully performing her duties at work for several months. The Allentown PA resident attended approximately 12 physical therapy sessions. This medical care was designed to minimize the impact cellulitis had on her fingers regarding strength and dexterity.

The attorney for dog bites in Allentown visited his client in her Lehigh Valley home and obtained all of the facts regarding this unprovoked PA dog attack. In November of 2012, Attorney Thomas J. Newell attended a Hearing in Allentown PA before District Justice D’Amore regarding PA Dog Law charges brought against the negligent dog owner. The Allentown dog attack injury lawyer provided the judge with his legal opinion as to the duties of a dog owner found guilty of Harboring a Dangerous Dog and the fines he could be charged with.

The Allentown dog bite accident attorney attempted to negotiate a dog bite compensation payout from the dog owner’s homeowners insurance company. No settlement could be reached and, therefore, in March of 2013, Attorney Newell filed a dog bite injury lawsuit versus the defendant with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in Allentown Pennsylvania. Within weeks, the insurance company re-opened settlement negotiations. The Allentown dog bite accident lawyer obtained the $60,000.00 payment soon thereafter.

$ 37,500.00                                       Allentown PA

On March 6, 2016, Judge J. Brian Johnson of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in Allentown PA approved a Lehigh County dog bite settlement of $37,500.00. Your attorney for dog bites in Allentown had presented to the Orphans’ Court a 12 page Petition for Minor’s Compromise detailing the September 2014 unprovoked dog attack upon a 10 year old Lehigh County, Pennsylvania resident. She was bitten on the arm by a neighbor’s German Shepherd.

The young girl received medical care at Lehigh Valley Hospital which included injections of antibiotics and a tetanus shot. Ten days later, the Allentown dog bite injury lawyer met with the child’s mother at her Lehigh County residence. Attorney Newell discussed various legal and medical issues and obtained photographs taken soon after the dog bite attack. The Lehigh County dog attack lawyer filed a Right-To-Know Request with government officials in Harrisburg.

With the Department of Agriculture having no records of prior attacks by this German Shepherd, your Allentown Pennsylvania dog bite accident attorney focused on the issue of whether the dog owners had their animal under control pursuant to the PA Dog Law. Ultimately, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was able to persuade the dog owners’ homeowners insurance company to make the substantial settlement offer. The lawyer for dog bites in Allentown PA was pleased to have concluded the Lehigh County dog attack case without the young girl having to testify about the ordeal.

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I was attacked by a dog in Allentown PA. What traits should I look for when picking an Allentown dog bite attorney?

  • PERSONAL GUARANTEE
    There are many large Lehigh Valley personal injury firms that advocate for injury victims. In contrast, the Allentown PA dog attack lawyer is a solo practitioner. With Attorney Newell, you are guaranteed to have a litigator with 36 years of experience fighting on your behalf. Has a large law office ever put in writing that a dog attack file will never be transferred from one lawyer to another? With Attorney Thomas J. Newell, you will NEVER be just a number, never just one file among hundreds, if not thousands.
  • EXPERIENCE
    Doesn’t your Lehigh Valley dog attack case deserve to be handled by an aggressive Allentown dog bite accident attorney with 36 years of personal injury litigation experience? Attorney Newell first began his representation of PA injury victims in 1981. Insurance companies are well aware of the expertise he brings to the table when advocating for Pennsylvania dog attack victims.
  • PERSONAL SERVICE
    Your Allentown dog bite injury lawyer will personally speak with you regarding the facts of your Lehigh County PA dog attack. Call him today at 610-432-4160. Attorney Newell will thoroughly analyze all aspects of the PA dog bite claim and make his professional analysis as to whether there are any PA Dog Law violations, as well as the legal significance of your injuries.
  • FREE HOME CONSULTATION
    If the Allentown dog attack injury attorney concludes that you have a significant legal basis to pursue a Lehigh Valley dog bite claim, Attorney Newell will schedule a free HOME consultation in the comfort of your Allentown PA residence. Call the Lehigh Valley dog bite lawyer today @ 610-432-4160. Normally, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire can arrive at your home within several days of your first call to him.
  • DOG WARDEN
    Orlando Aguirre (484-223-9107) is the Lehigh County Dog Warden. The Allentown PA dog attack injury lawyer has worked with Mr. Aguirre on numerous Lehigh County dog bite cases where the PA Dog Warden has chosen to prosecute negligent dog owners pursuant to the PA Dog Law. Attorney Newell has attended many Lehigh Valley District Justice hearings to provide the Lehigh County Dog Warden with his legal expertise. They have obtained multiple convictions under the Harboring a Dangerous Dog Statute.
  • EXPERTISE
    Dog attack victims from 29 different Pennsylvania Counties, including Lehigh County, have chosen Attorney Newell to serve as their legal counsel. Your Allentown PA dog attack attorney will use his knowledge of the PA Dog Law and legal opinions interpreting that statute to maximize the value of your Allentown dog attack case.
  • PASSION
    Attorney Thomas J. Newell fights for Pennsylvania dog attack victims every day! The Allentown dog bite injury attorney focuses his law practice on one thing – going toe to toe with insurance companies that represent negligent dog owners. Attorney Newell has litigated dog bite cases all over Pennsylvania. Your Allentown dog bite accident lawyer is eager to meet with you regarding your Lehigh Valley dog attack claim.
  • RESULTS
    The lawyer for dog attack cases in Allentown PA has obtained settlements in excess of $100,000.00 for other Lehigh County dog bite clients, as well as other dog attack victims in Berks County, Carbon County, Monroe County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Northumberland County, Lebanon County, York County, Adams County and Erie County.Attorney Thomas J. Newell reminds you that settlement amounts obtained in other Pennsylvania dog bite cases do not guarantee a specific result for your Lehigh Valley dog attack claim. Each dog bite accident must be evaluated upon the unique facts found in that case. The attorney for dog attacks in Allentown PA is eager to provide you with a free consultation so he can fully analyze your potential PA legal claim.
  • PA DOG LAW
    The Allentown PA dog bite accident lawyer uses the Failure to Confine Statute (Section 305) and the Harboring a Dangerous Dog Statute (Section 502A) of the Pennsylvania Dog Law to establish negligence on the part of the reckless Lehigh Valley dog owners.

I was walking along Hamilton Blvd. in Lehigh County Pennsylvania when I was attacked by an unleashed pit bull. Whom do I call to investigate this unprovoked dog attack?

  • The Allentown dog attack injury attorney recommends you first get emergency medical care and take photographs to document your dog bite wounds.
  • Then call the Lehigh County Dog Warden (Orlando Aguirre) at 484-223-9107.
  • Your lawyer for dog bites in Allentown PA has attended numerous District Justice Hearings with the PA Dog Warden in the course of his prosecution of negligent dog owners per the PA Dog Law.
  • Attorney Newell suggests that you forward to Mr. Aguirre medical records, medical bills and photos of your injuries, as well as video/photographs of the attacking pit bull if you have the same.
  • Convictions obtained at the D.J. Court can help your Allentown dog bite injury attorney maximize the potential settlement value of your Lehigh County dog bite claim.

My daughter was playing at Cedar Beach Park when she was attacked by an unrestrained dog. What does the lawyer for dog attacks in Allentown PA suggest we do first?

  • Transport your child to a nearby medical facility to have her dog bite wounds treated by a physician.
  • Allentown PA medical care centers include:
    • Lehigh Valley Hospital
      1627 W. Chew Street
      Allentown, PA 18104
    • St. Luke’s Hospital
      1736 Hamilton Street
      Allentown, PA 18104
    • Lehigh Valley Hospital
      1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
      Allentown, PA 18103
    • Patient First Urgent Care
      3178 Tilghman Street
      Allentown, PA 18104
    • Cedar Crest EmergiCenter
      1101 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
      Allentown, PA 18103
    • Airport Road EmergiCenter
      1791 Airport Road
      Allentown, PA 18109
  • The most significant issue with dog bite wounds is the concern over infection in the areas where the skin was broken. The treating physician may give your daughter a rabies shot, a tetanus shot and possibly antibiotics through an IV.
  • The Allentown dog bite injury attorney recommends that you promptly fill any prescriptions given to you by the ER physician. Attorney Newell highly suggests that you thoroughly read the discharge instructions. Please become familiar with all of the symptoms of an infection. Return your daughter to the hospital/urgent care center if you have any concerns.
  • The Allentown PA dog attack injury lawyer suggests that you photograph your child’s dog bite wounds both before and after she receives medical treatment. If possible, identify the number of stitches.
  • The negligent dog owner has a legal obligation to provide information regarding the status of his dog’s rabies immunizations.
  • Telephone the Allentown dog bite attorney at 610-432-4160.
  • Attorney Thomas Newell looks forward to having the opportunity to personally speak with you regarding the facts of your daughter’s dog bite attack.
  • If the Allentown PA dog bite injury lawyer believes he has sufficient facts to prove negligence on the part of the dog owner, he will immediately schedule a free HOME consultation at your Lehigh County PA residence.
  • The Lehigh Valley dog attack attorney can usually arrange to meet with you within one to three days after your initial telephone consultation.
  • Please email your daughter’s photos to the lawyer for dog bites in Allentown PA at AttorneyNewell@comcast.net.
  • The Allentown Animal Control Officer and/or the Lehigh County Health Department will send you and the dog owner information regarding the state mandated 10-day quarantine for the dog in question.
  • Promptly call the Lehigh County Dog Warden, Orlando Aguirre, at 484-223-9107. The Allentown PA dog bite accident attorney has frequently worked with the PA Dog Warden to obtain convictions of the negligent dog owners pursuant to the PA Dog Law.
  • If it is possible to safely and legally photograph and/or videotape the defendant’s dog, please forward that evidence to Attorney Newell.
  • The attorney for dog attacks in Allentown PA suggests you speak with anyone you know who lives near the negligent dog owner. Perhaps they have information regarding prior vicious propensities of this dog.
  • The Lehigh Valley dog attack attorney will formally request a record search with state officials in Harrisburg to locate any prior complaints of aggressive acts by the defendant’s dog.
  • It is essential that you notify the Allentown dog attack injury attorney of your daughter’s medical appointments, as well as the contact info for all of her medical providers.
  • Attorney Newell will also ask you for updated photographs depicting the status of your child’s scars which he will then share with the homeowner’s insurance company adjuster.
  • Your attorney for dog bites in Allentown needs all of your receipts for co-pays and deductibles proving out-of-pocket expenses that were your responsibility to pay. Timely communications between client and attorney are essential in order to maximize the value of your daughter’s dog attack claim. Your Allentown dog bite lawyer will promptly return your calls and respond to your emails.

How would you explain the difference between Lehigh County personal injury lawyers and Allentown dog attack attorneys?

  • There are many competent Lehigh Valley car crash attorneys. Possessing specific knowledge of the PA Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law does little to help someone become an experienced Allentown dog bite lawyer.
  • The PA Dog law and the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code have nothing in common.  Isn’t it important that your Allentown dog attack lawyer have an in-depth knowledge of the critical court decisions that have interpreted Pennsylvania’s laws governing dog owners?
  • Your Lehigh Valley dog attack claim shouldn’t be used as on-the-job training for an associate attorney of a large law firm.
  • Your attorney for dog bites in Allentown PA fights for Pennsylvania dog attack victims every day.
  • Thomas J. Newell, Esquire has been selected by dog bite victims in 29 different PA Counties to serve as their legal counsel!
  • Is it your opinion that a Lehigh Valley civil rights lawyer could represent you with the same level of proficiency as your Allentown dog bite attorney?
  • Attorney Newell has 36 years of litigation experience. He would relish the opportunity to put his expertise to work for you in your Lehigh Valley dog attack case.
  • The Allentown dog bite lawyer provides a free HOME consultation to all of his Lehigh County PA dog bite clients.
  • Call Attorney Thomas J. Newell today @ 610-432-4160.
  • The Allentown animal attack attorney will provide you with a detailed analysis of your Lehigh Valley dog attack claim. If Attorney Newell believes that the PA Dog Law supports a financial recovery on your behalf, he will immediately set up your free home visit.
  • The lawyer for dog attacks in Allentown PA has obtained PA dog bite settlements of $100,000.00 or more in 11 different Pennsylvania Counties, including Lehigh County. While results in other PA dog attack claims do not guarantee you a specific settlement amount for your case, insurance company adjusters defending negligent dog owners are cognizant of Attorney Newell’s accomplishments.
  • The Lehigh County dog bite attorney places great emphasis on expediting his dog attack cases so as to finalize the claims for the appropriate amount as soon as it is feasible.
  • The Allentown Pa dog attack injury lawyer has worked with the Lehigh County Dog Warden, Orlando Aguirre, on many Lehigh Valley dog bite cases. Attorney Newell has provided his legal expertise to assist Mr. Aguirre in the prosecution of negligent dog owners via the PA Dog Law.

 

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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Allentown Dog Bite Lawyer Provides Free Consult

On 5/3/17, your lawyer for dog bites in Allentown Pennsylvania reviewed PA’s laws on dog attacks with a Lehigh Valley man. He had been walking his miniature collie in Allentown with a leash when a Rottweiler brutally attacked his family pet. The Rottweiler was neither leashed nor under the control of anyone.

Over the course of the next 10 weeks, the injured dog underwent three surgeries in an attempt to save its leg. The Allentown PA resident spent over $5,000.00 for veterinary bills. Attorney Thomas J. Newell discussed Pennsylvania’s laws regarding the ability of the gentleman to successfully sue the negligent Rottweiler owner for the entire veterinary care expenses he had incurred.

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Allentown Dog Attack Lawyer Speaks With Mother of Pit Bull Attack Victim

On 4/27/17, the attorney for dog attacks in Allentown PA provided a free consultation to a woman whose daughter was attacked that day by an unleashed and unsupervised pit bull in the streets of Allentown. The seven year old girl was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of dog bite wounds to her legs. Antibiotic medication was provided. Attorney Newell urged the mother to give her full cooperation to the Allentown Animal Control Office. He expects multiple PA Dog Law charges to be filed. The Lehigh County Dog Warden, Orlando Aguirre, may also assist with the investigation of this Lehigh Valley pit bull attack.

Allentown Dog Attack Attorney Confirms PA Dog Law Charges

On 2/8/17, the Allentown dog bite lawyer obtained documents via a “Right-to-Know” request that a negligent pit bull mix owner has been charged with two crimes.  They are: “Failing to Confine” and “Failure to Vaccinate Against Rabies.”

Lehigh County Dog Warden Orlando Aguirre has filed citations with Magisterial District Judge Michael D’Amore as the result of an unprovoked dog attack on 12/14/16. Attorney Newell represents an Allentown woman who was attacked by this unleashed and unsupervised pit bull mix dog.

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Allentown Dog Bite Accident Attorney Hired

On December 30, 2016, your Allentown dog bite injury lawyer was hired by an Allentown dog attack victim. A woman was walking a family dog on a leash near her home when they were attacked by an unleashed pit bull/lab mix. She suffered dog bite wounds to her hand.

The woman was treated for her dog attack wounds at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown PA. She was given oral antibiotics and a tetanus shot. She returned to the hospital three more times to have her hand examined to ensure that there were no infections developing. The Allentown dog attack attorney urged her to give her full cooperation to the Lehigh County Dog Warden – Orlando Aguirre.

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Allentown Dog Bite Attorney Contacted

On Dec. 14, 2016, the Allentown dog bite lawyer received a phone call from the daughter of an elderly woman attacked by a pit bull mix in Allentown Pennsylvania. The woman had been walking her son’s dog on a leash in a public alleyway when an unleashed pit bull attacked them.

When the pit bull owner’s son came over to retrieve their dog, he said “This is not the first time he ever bit anyone.” The woman was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital to treat the pit bull attack wounds. She was given a tetanus shot, as well as antibiotic medication. The lawyer for dog bites in Allentown PA hopes the Allentown Animal Control Office will pursue PA Dog Law charges versus the negligent pit bull owner.