Super Lawyers 2014
  • 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
  • ALLENTOWN, PA
    Lehigh County
    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
    610-432-4160
  • 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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$ 71,107.48                                        Bethlehem PA

In April of 2011, the Bethlehem dog attack lawyer obtained a $71,107.48 dog bite claim settlement for a Bethlehem PA resident. In the spring of 2010, a USPS employee was delivering mail in Northampton Pennsylvania. The homeowners owned a boxer which apparently pushed open the front screen door and pursued the startled mail carrier. The boxer bit her once and then the postal worker used her mailbag to knock the dog off her. However, the vicious dog resumed its attack and bit her a second time on her thigh.


The Bethlehem PA resident was treated twice at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Unfortunately, her dog bite wounds became infected and she was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem for three days. Surgery was performed to remove dead tissue and she was given antibiotics via an IV. An orthopedic physician monitored her progress after her discharge. He confirmed that the Bethlehem dog bite victim had diminished sensation and scar tissue formation around the dog bite wounds. She was treated for a problem with cellulitis by going through 17 rigorous physical therapy sessions.

The attorney for dog attacks in Bethlehem joined the victim’s husband in urging her to seek mental health care. Not only did she have to deal with nightmares and flashbacks concerning the animal attack, but she also had significant worries regarding the medical complications caused by the infection. Ultimately, the United States Postal employee was able to overcome her physical and mental injuries and returned to delivering mail in August of 2010.

Once a degree of normalcy returned to his client’s life, the Bethlehem dog bite lawyer obtained her medical records, billing statements, wage loss documentation and photographs. Attorney Newell forwarded those documents to the defense adjuster, along with a five-page case summary analysis. A short time later, the Bethlehem dog bite attorney negotiated a $71,107.48 payout for his Lehigh Valley client.

$ 40,000.00                                          Bethlehem PA

In February of 1997, the Bethlehem dog attack attorney obtained court approval to settle a Bethlehem dog bite case for $40,000.00. A family was walking in downtown Bethlehem when a dog owner passed them with his two pets. One of the dogs broke free from his control and attacked a young girl. She was bitten in the face. Her parents rushed her to Muhlenberg Hospital Center.

The emergency room physician gave her an injection of local anesthesia and then used sutures to close the dog bite facial wounds. Fortunately, the prescription medications worked well and she did not develop any infections. A follow-up appointment with an Allentown surgeon confirmed that plastic surgery was not necessary.

The Bethlehem dog bite attorney attempted to negotiate a dog attack settlement before filing a Bethlehem dog bite lawsuit. Unfortunately, the dog owner’s insurance company failed to make a reasonable settlement proposal. Therefore, the lawyer for dog attacks in Bethlehem PA filed a Complaint in Trespass versus the negligent dog owner.

The Bethlehem dog bite injury lawyer exchanged discovery answers with the defense attorney. The lawyers then took the depositions of all the witnesses. Additional information was obtained by Attorney Newell via a private investigator that he had hired. Finally, the defense adjuster accepted the legal analysis of the Bethlehem dog bite accident attorney. The details of the $40,000.00 dog bite compensation payout were explained by the attorney for dog bites in Bethlehem in the Minor’s Compromise Petition he presented to the Northampton County Judge at the Hearing to approve this dog attack settlement.

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In March of 2015, the Bethlehem dog bite attorney obtained a pre-litigation settlement for a Bethlehem Township PA dog bite victim. The woman was jogging in her Lehigh Valley neighborhood when she was attacked by a neighbor’s mixed breed dog. The Bethlehem Township dog owner violated the PA Dog Law. Section 305 requires a dog owner to have his/her dog on a leash and under full control when the dog is not confined inside the dog owner’s home. The failure to abide by Pennsylvania’s dog laws resulted in this unprovoked animal attack.

The Bethlehem dog attack victim received medical care at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown Pennsylvania. The emergency room doctor treated her with antibiotics and a tetanus shot. The dog bite wounds to her buttocks were cleansed and the Bethlehem Township resident was warned about the signs of a rabies infection since the mixed breed dog was not up-to-date with its shots.

The Bethlehem dog attack lawyer obtained his client’s medical records, bills and photographs of the dog bite wounds. Attorney Newell send a detailed four-page demand letter to the dog owner’s homeowners insurance company adjuster. The lawyer for dog bites in Bethlehem alleged that the negligent dog owner was legally responsible for both compensatory damages, as well as punitive damages.

The Lehigh Valley dog bite victim needlessly underwent additional stress worrying that she might contract rabies as a result of the dog owner’s decision to not keep his mixed breed dog up-to-date with its rabies shots. Soon thereafter, the insurance company agreed to settle the PA dog bite claim without the necessity of the Bethlehem dog bite accident attorney filing a PA dog bite lawsuit.

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In February of 2011, the Bethlehem dog attack injury attorney settled a Bethlehem dog attack case. A Freemansburg PA woman was visiting a friend in Bethlehem PA when she saw a man and his boxer. She asked if the dog was friendly and the animal owner assured her that it was. The Lehigh Valley resident knelt down next to the boxer and began to pet/scratch the adult male dog.

As the woman got up to leave, she leaned over to give the boxer a kiss. Her actions apparently startled the dog and it reacted by biting her in the face. The Bethlehem dog bite victim received medical care at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill. The ER physician injected her face with Lodocaine and then used several stitches to close the facial dog bite wound. A second laceration on her nose was cleansed and closed using Steri-strips. She was given Augmentin to prevent infection.

The Bethlehem dog bite accident lawyer forwarded the Lehigh Valley resident’s medical records and photographs to the defense adjuster. She took the legal position that the dog bite victim “assumed the risk by invading the dog’s space.” After multiple communications, a compromise was reached. The lawyer for dog bites in Bethlehem PA counseled his client to accept the final settlement offer. Attorney Newell had previously advised her that a Bethlehem dog attack lawsuit would most likely be unsuccessful due to the liability issues.

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What traits should I expect my Bethlehem PA dog bite lawyer to possess?

  • EXPERTISE
    Dog attack victims from 29 different Pennsylvania Counties (including Lehigh County and Northampton County) have chosen your Bethlehem dog attack injury lawyer to represent them. Shouldn’t your Lehigh Valley dog bite claim be handled by a lawyer with that level of statewide respect? Attorney Newell receives calls from personal injury lawyers from all over Pennsylvania seeking his advice on PA dog attack claims.
  • PASSION
    The Bethlehem dog attack injury attorney fights for Pennsylvania dog bite victims every day. Attorney Thomas J. Newell focuses on two goals each work day: 1) maximizing the financial payout for his PA dog bite victims and 2) helping to create safer neighborhoods by causing negligent dog owners to act more responsibly. Increases in insurance premiums for homeowners’ policies oftentimes coincide with improved vigilance by dog owners.
  • PERSONAL SERVICE
    Your Bethlehem dog bite accident lawyer will provide you with a personal analysis of your Lehigh Valley dog attack claim. Attorney Thomas J. Newell will review all of the facts with you and discuss how your dog bite accident claim can maximize the use of the standards set forth in the PA Dog Law.
  • FREE HOME CONSULTATION
    If the attorney for dog bites in Bethlehem PA believes you have a credible dog bite claim, he will promptly set up a free HOME consultation in the comfort of your Lehigh Valley residence. Don’t delay. Call Attorney Newell today at 610-866-0469. What could be better than having a Lehigh County dog bite attorney with 36 years of experience sitting in your kitchen reviewing your dog attack case with you?
  • PERSONAL GUARANTEE
    There are numerous large law firms in the Bethlehem area that professionally represent Lehigh Valley personal injury victims. Your lawyer for dog attacks in Bethlehem PA is a solo practitioner whose focus is fighting for PA dog bite victims. Attorney Newell does not, nor will he ever, represent insurance companies. Put his 36 years of personal injury litigation experience to work for you!
  • PA DOG LAW
    The Bethlehem PA dog bite injury attorney aggressively uses the PA Dog Law to allege legal liability on the part of negligent dog owners. Whether it’s Harboring a Dangerous Dog (Section 502A) or Failing to Confine (Section 305), Attorney Newell believes the PA Dog Law is an outstanding tool that he can use to maximize the financial recovery for your Lehigh County dog bite lawsuit.
  • EXPERIENCE
    The Bethlehem dog attack injury lawyer has been litigating Pennsylvania personal injury claims since 1981. Having significant courtroom experience is essential in making sure the negligent dog owner’s insurance company fully values your Lehigh Valley dog attack claim.
  • RESULTS
    Your Bethlehem dog bite injury lawyer has obtained dog attack settlement payouts of $100,000.00 or more for other Lehigh Valley dog attack clients. In fact, Attorney Newell has garnered six-figure payments for dog bite victims in the following Pennsylvania Counties: Lehigh County, Berks County, Monroe County, Carbon County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Lebanon County, York County, Adams County, Northumberland County and Erie County.Please be reminded that past results in other PA dog bite claims do not guarantee a specific payout for your Lehigh Valley dog attack case. The Bethlehem dog attack lawyer will evaluate the liability facts, as well as your damages, upon the conclusion of your medical care. It is only then that he can make an accurate assessment of the value of your PA dog bite claim.
  • PA DOG WARDENS
    The Lehigh County Dog Warden is Orlando Aguirre (484-223-9107). The Northampton County Dog Warden is Kathy Andrews (610-909-5720). The attorney for dog bites in Bethlehem PA has worked with both of these PA Dog Wardens on many Lehigh Valley dog bite cases over the years.Attorney Newell attends District Justice Hearings for PA dog bite cases that his clients are required to testify at. Not only does the Lehigh Valley dog attack lawyer fully prepare the witnesses, he also supplies the dog wardens with judicial opinions helpful in gaining convictions of the negligent dog owners pursuant to the PA Dog Law.

My child was attacked by a Rottweiler while riding his bicycle on Broad Street in Bethlehem PA. Which PA Dog Warden should I telephone?

  • The Bethlehem dog bite accident lawyer suggests you first obtain the necessary medical treatment for your son, as well as take several photos of his injuries.
  • After that, you should call the appropriate PA Dog Warden.
  • If the Rottweiler attack happened on West Broad Street in Bethlehem, telephone Northampton County Dog Warden Kathy Andrews at 610-909-5720.
  • If your son was on East Broad Street in the City of Bethlehem, call Lehigh County Dog Warden Orlando Aguirre @ 484-223-9107.
  • Your Bethlehem dog attack attorney has worked with both of those PA Dog Wardens to obtain convictions of PA Dog Law violations on the part of reckless/negligent dog owners.
  • Provide the Pennsylvania Dog Wardens with your prompt and complete cooperation. Your assistance may result in an increase in the value of your Lehigh Valley dog bite attack claim.

I was jogging in Saucon Park when I was attacked by an unleashed dog. What should I do first?

  • You should immediately go to a nearby Lehigh Valley medical center to have your dog attack wounds treated by a physician.
  • Bethlehem PA area medical facilities:
    • St. Luke’s Hospital
      801 Ostrum Street
      Bethlehem, PA 18015
    • Lehigh Valley Hospital
      2545 Schoenersville Road
      Bethlehem, PA 18017
    • Patient First
      2310 Schoenersville Road
      Bethlehem, PA 18017
    • Health Center at Bethlehem Township
      2101 Emrick Blvd.
      Bethlehem, PA 18020
    • Express Care – Muhlenberg
      2649 Schoenersville Road, Suite 100
      Bethlehem, PA 18017
    • Premier Urgent Care
      15 Main Street
      Hellertown, PA 18055
  • Physicians are always concerned if the dog bites have broken the skin of their patients. The treating doctor may give you a tetanus shot, a rabies vaccine injection and antibiotics to fight off infections.
  • The Bethlehem dog attack attorney strongly recommends that you promptly fill the prescriptions recommended by your medical providers. Please read the discharge instructions as they will give you a detailed description of what symptoms to be on the lookout for regarding infections.
  • The attorney for dog bites in Bethlehem PA recommends that you photograph your dog attack wounds both before and after you receive your initial medical treatment. Do not rely on medical providers to take and keep photos.
  • If you can, the Bethlehem PA dog bite injury lawyer suggests you obtain rabies vaccination information from the negligent dog owner.
  • Call 610-866-0469 to speak with the Bethlehem dog bite attorney today.
  • Attorney Newell will thoroughly analyze the facts of your PA dog bite case and apply them to the PA Dog Law.
  • If your Lehigh Valley dog attack claim has legal merit, the attorney for dog attacks in Bethlehem PA will schedule a free HOME consultation at your Lehigh Valley residence. Attorney Thomas J. Newell can normally meet with a new animal attack client within one to three days after the initial telephone call.
  • In the meantime, you should receive information in the mail from a government agency regarding the 10-day quarantine period imposed on any dog after it attacks a human being in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • As soon as you can, please email photographs of your dog attack wounds to the Bethlehem dog bite accident lawyer at AttorneyNewell@comcast.net.
  • Call one of the Lehigh Valley area PA Dog Wardens at 484-223-9107 (Orlando Aguirre) or 610-909-5720 (Kathy Andrews).
  • The Bethlehem PA dog attack injury attorney has worked on multiple dog bite cases with both the Lehigh County Dog Warden and the Northampton County Dog Warden.
  • The Lehigh Valley dog bite lawyer believes that prosecutions of the negligent dog owners under the PA Dog Law makes neighborhoods safer. It almost always results in the defendants becoming more responsible dog owners.
  • Photographs/video of the attacking dog may be helpful to your lawyer for dog attacks in Bethlehem PA. Please remember to follow the law regarding the property rights of others and never put yourself in harm’s way.
  • If you know anyone who is familiar with this dog/its owner, please inquire as to whether they are aware of prior aggressive acts/attacks by the vicious dog.
  • The Bethlehem dog bite accident attorney will file an official request with the state agency in Harrisburg to see if there are any reports of previous attacks by this dog.
  • It is essential that you continuously communicate with your Bethlehem dog attack injury lawyer regarding upcoming doctor visits and the contact information for all of your medical providers.
  • Please send to the Bethlehem dog bite injury attorney copies of all of your receipts for deductibles and co-pays.
  • Attorney Newell guarantees that he will timely respond to your telephone calls, letters and email. Your Lehigh Valley dog attack attorney is eager to show you what type of personal service you should expect from your lawyer.

What is the difference between a Bethlehem personal injury lawyer and an attorney for dog bites in Bethlehem PA?

  • There are many experienced Lehigh Valley car crash attorneys. Possessing knowledge of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law does very little to help someone become an experienced Bethlehem dog attack injury lawyer.
  • The PA Motor Vehicle Code has nothing in common with the PA Dog Law. Shouldn’t your Bethlehem PA dog bite accident attorney have a detailed knowledge of the important court decisions which have interpreted PA’s laws regarding duties of Pennsylvania dog owners?
  • Attorney Newell does not believe that your Northampton County dog bite claim should be used as on-the-job training for an inexperienced associate in a large law firm.
  • Your Bethlehem animal attack lawyer fights for Pennsylvania dog attack victims every day!
  • The Lehigh Valley dog bite lawyer has been selected to serve as legal counsel for dog bite victims in 29 different PA Counties.
  • Do you really believe that a Lehigh County malpractice lawyer could represent you with the same degree of proficiency as your Bethlehem dog attack injury attorney?
  • The Lehigh Valley dog bite attorney has 36 years of personal injury litigation experience. Attorney Thomas J. Newell welcomes the opportunity to put his expertise to work for you regarding your Northampton County dog bite case.
  • The Bethlehem dog bite injury lawyer provides a free HOME consultation to all of his Pennsylvania dog attack clients.
  • Telephone the Lehigh Valley dog attack attorney today at 610-866-0469.
  • It is critical that you receive a detailed analysis of your PA dog bite claim by a knowledgeable and experienced attorney for dog attacks in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.
  • If the Lehigh Valley dog bite accident attorney believes that he can obtain a financial payout for your case as per Pennsylvania’s dog laws, he will immediately set up a free visit to your residence.
  • The Bethlehem animal bite attorney has obtained Pennsylvania dog bite case settlements of $100,000.00 or more in 11 different Counties, including two in Lehigh County. Successful conclusions in other dog bite claims do not guarantee you a specific result in your PA dog attack case. However, Attorney Newell does use his settlements in other animal attack claims to aggressively fight for maximum value in current PA dog bite cases.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell puts great emphasis in expediting his dog bite claims so as to conclude them as soon as possible for the right settlement amount. Since the lawyer for dog bites in Bethlehem PA routinely deals with many of the same defense adjusters, he can usually cut through the “red tape” and minimize delays in concluding the animal attack litigation.
  • The Bethlehem dog bite injury attorney has frequently worked with the Lehigh Valley Dog Wardens – Orlando Aguirre (Lehigh County) and Kathy Andrews (Northampton County). He believes that they are consummate professionals and strongly encourages all Lehigh Valley dog attack victims to cooperate with the Pennsylvania Dog Wardens.

Why do I need to hire a Bethlehem PA dog attack attorney?

  • The negligent Bethlehem dog owners are represented by an experienced Pennsylvania homeowner’s insurance company adjuster.
  • That insurance co. employee is evaluated on how quickly he/she can settle your Bethlehem PA dog bite claim and for as little money as possible!
  • Are you qualified to serve as a Bethlehem dog bite lawyer on behalf of your injured child?
  • The Bethlehem dog bite injury attorney handles dog bite claims in the Lehigh Valley every day.
  • Call the lawyer for dog bites in Bethlehem today at 610-866-0469. Don’t delay, schedule your free home consultation with Attorney Newell.

 

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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Bethlehem Pit Bull Owners Attempt To Eschew Responsibility For Dog Attack

On 5/9/17, your lawyer for dog attacks in Bethlehem PA received notification from the United States Postal Service that two pit bull owners had fled the area and left no forwarding address. Back in December of 2016, their pit bull had launched an unprovoked dog bite attack upon an innocent Bethlehem resident. Attorney Thomas J. Newell sent them initial letters of representation which they ignored. Follow-up letters to those two individuals, who rented a house on the 1200 block of Railroad Street, were returned by the USPS with a notation of “moved, unable to forward.” The pit bull owners may only be brought to justice if a private investigator is used to track them down.

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Bethlehem Dog Bite Lawyer Hired

On December 30, 2016, the Bethlehem dog attack attorney was hired by a Bethlehem PA resident who was recently attacked by an unleashed and unsupervised pit bull. The middle-aged man was walking on a street in Bethlehem when the pit bull bit him on the back of both legs.

When the City of Bethlehem Police arrived to help, the pit bull charged them. The vicious dog was subdued by bean bags that were shot by the police. The son of the pit bull owner admitted that this “was not the first time the pit bull had attacked someone.” The Bethlehem dog bite lawyer provided a free home consultation to the pit bull attack victim. Attorney Newell will be working with government officials to ensure that PA Dog Law charges will be filed versus the pit bull owner.