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  • PERKASIE, PA
    1282 Route 113
    P.O. Box 178
    Bucks County
    Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
    215-257-4842
  • 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
  • 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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CHOOSING A BUCKS COUNTY DOG ATTACK LAWYER?
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$152,000.00
Bucks County PA

In the spring of 2015, the Bucks County dog attack lawyer filed a Petition for Minor’s Compromise with the Bucks County Orphan’s Court in Doylestown Pennsylvania. The Bucks County dog attack attorney’s Petition described an unprovoked dog attack upon a Bucks County resident. The boy was riding his bicycle and talking to his friend when an unleashed Golden Retriever attacked him in Richlandtown PA in October of 2013.

Physicians at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown performed surgery to close the dog bite facial wounds. Due to the uncertainty over whether the attacking dog had been properly immunized, the Bucks County dog attack victim received rabies injections on four different dates.

The attorney for dog bites in Bucks County PA urged the young boy’s father to have him examined by an experienced plastic surgeon. One year after the unprovoked Bucks County PA dog attack, the specialist evaluated the dog attack wounds. It was his opinion that plastic surgery would not diminish the visibility of the facial scars.

Once the medical care had concluded, Attorney Newell obtained the medical records and current photographs and forwarded a detailed demand package to the dog owners’ homeowners insurance company. The Bucks County dog bite injury attorney negotiated a settlement which included a structured settlement annuity plan. This financial arrangement will provide tax free payments to the Richlandtown PA dog attack victim at ages 18, 19, 20 and 21.

Bucks County Orphans’ Court Judge James M. McMaster approved the $152,000.00 Bucks County dog bite settlement on May 21, 2015. Searching for a Bucks County dog attack attorney? Call Thomas J. Newell, Esquire today at 215-257-4842. Attorney Newell will come to your Bucks County home to describe the legal process that will take place regarding your Bucks County dog attack claim.

$ 53,000.00                                   Bucks County PA

On October 21, 2013, the Bucks County dog bite attorney was granted approval from a Bucks County Judge to settle a PA dog bite claim for $53,000.00. A 13 year-old boy visited his friend in Hulmeville Bucks County on 6/8/12. The Bucks County resident entered thru the front door after receiving permission from his friend’s mother.

Suddenly, an unleashed pit bull came charging after the boy and bit his hands and right leg. The Bucks County dog attack victim was taken to Doylestown Hospital where the ER doctors used 9 stitches to close the dog bite wounds. His mother later took him to a Bucks County orthopaedic surgeon to make sure the dog bite wounds were properly healing.

The Bucks County dog bite lawyer obtained a notarized affidavit describing a prior attack by the defendant’s pit bull. This enabled the attorney for dog bites in Bucks County to allege that his client would be able to recover punitive damages versus the negligent pit bull owner if the case went to trial in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

Once the medical records and photographs depicting some permanent scarring were obtained, the Bucks County dog bite attorney negotiated the $53,000.00 dog attack settlement with the defendant’s insurance company. A structured settlement annuity plan was approved by Bucks County Orphans’ Court Judge C. Theodore Fritsch, Jr.

$ 42,169.11                                      Bucks County PA

On October 17, 2014, the lawyer for dog bites in Bucks County PA concluded a Bucks County Pennsylvania dog bite claim for $42,169.11. In November of 2012, a Doylestown Township man was walking on his front lawn when his neighbors’ unleashed and unsupervised border collie attacked him. The Bucks County PA dog attack victim was bitten on the left calf. His wife drove him to Doylestown Hospital in Doylestown PA.

The Emergency Room doctor injected the dog bite victim’s left leg with Lidocaine. The dog bite wounds were cleaned and dead tissue was debrided. Sutures were used to close the lacerations. Antibiotics were administered and he was advised to seek follow-up medical care. The Doylestown dog attack victim was seen by his family doctor who treated him for cellulitis and an abscess in his leg. Physical therapy was provided at a Bucks County facility via 55 appointments through the summer of 2013.

The Bucks County dog bite injury victim was a nationally ranked long distance runner for his age group and the dog bite wounds to his left leg caused him great pain when  running. He also missed nearly a month from work. The PA dog attack victim used a walker to get around his home for several weeks after the date of the unprovoked dog attack.

The Bucks County dog bite accident lawyer put together a lengthy settlement demand package for the defense adjuster to review. This included a nine-page settlement demand letter with accompanying medical records, wage loss reports and photographs. On 9/10/14, the Bucks County dog bite injury attorney commenced settlement negotiations with the dog owners’ homeowners insurance company.

Attorney Thomas J. Newell was pleased to have obtained the Bucks County dog bite compensation payout just five weeks later. His client appreciated the fact that the PA dog bite case was settled without having to file a Bucks County dog bite lawsuit versus his Doylestown Township Pennsylvania neighbor.

$ 37,500.00                                   Bucks County PA

On January 4, 2011, Bucks County dog attack attorney, Thomas J. Newell, Esq. finalized a $37,500.00 Bucks County dog attack settlement. On 4/23/10, a Perkasie PA resident drove his employer’s propane truck to Bensalem PA to make a delivery at a home on Byberry Road in Bensalem Township Pennsylvania. The deliveryman knocked on the front door and when the homeowner opened the door, his unrestrained pit bull came charging out of the home.

The vicious dog knocked the Bucks County dog attack victim down and bit him all over his body. The unprovoked dog attack was only stopped when the pit bull was hit multiple times with a rock. This provided the homeowner the opportunity to drag the pit bull into the house. The deliveryman then rushed back to his truck and reported the dog bite attack to his employer.

The Bucks County PA dog bite victim was taken to Lansdale Pennsylvania to receive treatment at the Central Montgomery Medical Center. Dog bite wounds were identified on the mans’ abdomen, left knee, left leg and right hand. Since the pit bull was not up-to-date with its shots, the Bucks County PA resident was given a rabies vaccination, as well as antibiotics. He returned to the ER the next day due to an increase of pain in his left knee and left leg. The deliveryman had several follow-up visits with his family doctor and a hand specialist due to ongoing complaints of numbness and weakness at the location of the dog attack wounds.

In the meantime, the Bucks County dog attack lawyer attended a hearing on 9/17/10 before District Justice Leonard Brown in Bensalem PA. The defendant dog owner was convicted of violating the PA Dog Law by harboring a dangerous dog and failing to have the pit bull properly vaccinated for rabies. The Bucks County dog bite victim and the Bucks County Dog Warden testified on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

On November 30, 2010, the Bucks County dog bite injury lawyer forwarded a detailed settlement demand letter to the defense adjuster, along with medical bills, medical records and photographs. Attorney Newell also argued that punitive damages could be awarded by a jury if the case were to proceed to trial. Less than 30 days later, the parties agreed to the $37,500.00 dog bite claim payment without the necessity of Attorney Newell having to file a Bucks County dog attack lawsuit.

$ 33,500.00                                      Bucks County PA

On October 6, 2016, the attorney for dog bites in Bucks County Pennsylvania concluded a $33,500.00 dog attack settlement claim after an unprovoked dog bite attack that took place in 2015. An independent contractor was working for a major communications company in Philadelphia in a public alley behind some row homes. A homeowner owned a pit bull that was kept in the backyard without any leash or physical restraint other than an old fence.

As the worker proceeded up the alleyway, the vicious dog jumped up over the insufficient fence and bit him several times on his right arm. The pit bull attack victim received medical attention at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown PA. The dog bite wounds were treated with topical antibiotics, a tetanus shot and Augmentin was prescribed.

Unfortunately, his right arm became infected and he was admitted to St. Luke’s in Quakertown. The dog bite victim was diagnosed as suffering from cellulitis and an abscess of his right upper arm. The treating physician ordered that Ampicillin, sodium chloride, morphine sulfate and Ondansetron HCL be administered intravenously. He was also injected with Enoxaparin sodium.

Shortly after he was released from the hospital, the gentleman met with the lawyer for dog attacks in Bucks County PA in his Perkasie office. Attorney Newell aggressively dealt with the negligent dog owner’s insurance carrier. He provided them with a video of the aggressive pit bull, as well as the medical bills and records documenting his client’s medical treatment.

The Bucks County dog bite accident attorney then focused his attention on the pit bull owner’s violation of the Pennsylvania Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act. She lied when she initially claimed that the pit bull was up-to-date with its rabies vaccinations. Thomas J. Newell, Esquire argued to the defense adjuster that the dog owner’s intentional decision to violate Pennsylvania Law recklessly exposed his client to the possibility of being infected with the rabies virus.

The threat of a punitive damage claim brought the homeowner’s insurance company to the bargaining table. The Bucks County dog attack injury lawyer was pleased to have obtained the $32,500.00 settlement without having to file a Bucks County Pennsylvania dog bite injury lawsuit with the Court of Common Pleas in Doylestown PA.

$ 22,000.00                                 Bucks County PA

On August 26, 2010, the Bucks county dog bite attorney received a $22,000.00 payment to settle a Bucks County PA dog attack claim. A 52 year-old Bucks County woman was bitten several times on the right foot by a neighbor’s dog. She was treated at St. Mary’s Medical Center where she was given a tetanus shot and a prescription for Augmentin.

The Bucks County dog attack victim received additional medical care at the Foot & Ankle Specialists of Bucks County. She was diagnosed as suffering with a “nerve injury to her right foot in the area of the dorsal cutaneous nerve.” The Bucks County resident returned to receive 2 injections to help alleviate the pain.

Once the medical care ended, the Bucks County dog bite accident attorney forwarded the medical records and photographs to the negligent dog owner’s insurance company. The $22,000.00 Bucks County dog bite settlement was obtained by the Bucks County dog attack attorney without having to file a PA dog attack lawsuit.

$ 17,500.00                                       Bucks County PA

On July 10, 2017, the lawyer for dog attacks in Bucks County Pennsylvania resolved a Bucks County dog bite case for a settlement of $17,500.00. Two years earlier, a Northampton County woman had seen an ad in a local newspaper advertising dogs up for adoption. She called the Bucks County area rescue organization and was assured that the mixed breed dog she inquired about was sweet.

She arrived in Quakertown PA on the date and time agreed to and followed all of the instructions provided to her by a staff member of the rescue shelter. While standing in place, she attempted to give the Cane Corso/Mastiff mix a treat. Suddenly, and without any provocation, the mixed breed dog lunged forward and bit her right hand – even though the dog was on a leash. The startled woman was immediately transferred to the ER at St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital.

The dog attack wound was stabilized, cleansed and irrigated. Seven stitches were needed to partially close the gaping wound. A tetanus shot was given, as well as an injection of Lidocaine. Medications to fight off infection and reduce pain were also provided. Two days later, she was examined by her family doctor. Fearing a potential serious hand injury, the physician referred her patient to a Lehigh Valley hand surgeon who agreed to see the Pennsylvania dog bite victim that very same day.

The orthopedic doctor gave her a wrist splint to use and reviewed with her the importance of taking the antibiotic medication. Follow-up visits were necessary in order to ensure that no infection had set in. Meanwhile, the Lehigh Valley resident also wanted to ensure that her legal rights were protected. The Quakertown dog attack injury attorney gave her a free consultation in the comfort of her Bath PA home. Attorney Newell assured her that he would take care of all legal issues in order to allow her to solely concentrate on her recovery.

Follow-up appointments with the orthopedic surgeon were interspersed with frequent physical therapy visits over the course of the next several weeks. Fortunately, the dog bite wounds healed without any infections. While the Bucks County dog attack injury lawyer was unable to successfully settle the dog bite claim with the defense adjuster, Thomas J. Newell, Esq. was able to find areas of agreement with the defense attorney. The $17,500.00 Bucks County PA dog bite settlement was happily accepted by Attorney Newell’s client.

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On December 15, 2014, the Bucks County dog bite lawyer settled a Bucks County dog bite claim for $13,147.77. In April of 2014, the New Hope Pennsylvania resident was walking her Boston Terrier puppy on a leash. Her daughter was riding a bicycle on the Bucks County PA street. The negligent dog owner failed to control a mixed breed pit bull and it pursued the mother, the daughter and their puppy.

The pit bull bit the Boston Terrier, grabbed it by its neck and shook it violently causing significant injuries. As the woman and a Good Samaritan tried to free the small dog from the jaws of the pit bull, she was bitten multiple times on both of her hands. The Bucks County dog attack victim was treated at Doylestown Hospital in Doylestown Pennsylvania for multiple dog bite wounds. A tetanus shot was administered and the New Hope resident was given medication to prevent infection.

The Bucks County dog bite injury attorney obtained the medical records, medical bills, wage loss documents, veterinary expenses and photographs of the dog bite wounds to his client’s hands. These were forwarded to the dog owner’s insurance carrier, along with a detailed legal analysis. Just six months after he was hired, the lawyer for dog bites in Bucks County PA was able to obtain a dog bite case settlement.

Attorney Newell negotiated the agreed upon payment without having to file a Bucks County PA dog bite lawsuit. This avoided the necessity of the New Hope Pennsylvania resident from having to relive the pit bull attack through her testimony at a deposition and/or trial.

Searching for Bucks County dog attack lawyers? Call Thomas J. Newell, Esquire today at 215-257-4842 to schedule your free Bucks County PA home consultation.

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On March 13, 2014, the attorney for dog attacks in Bucks County PA settled a Bucks County dog bite case. In July of 2013, a United States Postal Service employee was delivering mail to a homeowner in Perkasie Pennsylvania. The Bucks County residents negligently allowed their mixed breed dog to run loose without any restraints or supervision.

The mail carrier was bitten on his left calf. The skin was broken with multiple puncture dog bite wounds. The Perkasie PA resident received medical care at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville Pennsylvania. The dog attack wounds were cleansed, a tetanus shot was administered and he was given antibiotics to fight infection.

A week later, he returned to Grand View Hospital where they treated him for an infected dog bite wound to his leg. The Emergency Room physician cut into his leg in order to drain out the build-up of fluid and injected each of the four dog bite wounds with anti-infection medication. The mailman was in significant pain while attempting to complete his mail route over the next several weeks and dealing with this infected leg.

The lawyer for dog attacks in Bucks County provided the defense adjuster with a detailed Affidavit. This document proved specific facts of a prior attack by this vicious dog. A neighbor was bitten by this mixed breed dog while he was taking care of the defendants’ property when the dog owners were away on vacation.

Attorney Thomas J. Newell forcefully argued that the negligent dog owners would be subject to a punitive damage award should the Bucks County dog attack case proceed to a jury trial. The mailman was pleased that the Bucks County dog attack injury attorney was able to settle the case without having to file a Bucks County dog bite injury lawsuit. Looking for a Bucks County dog bite law firm? Call Attorney Newell today at 215-257-4842.

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What Bucks County Pennsylvania cities and townships will the Bucks County dog attack lawyer travel to?

  • The Bucks County dog bite lawyer will come to your home no matter where it is located in Bucks County. This includes:
    • Doylestown (18901, 18902), Bristol (19007), Quakertown (18951)
    • Morrisville (19067), Perkasie (18944), Sellersville (18960)
    • Chalfont (18914), New Britain (18901), New Hope (18938)
    • Yardley (19067), Newtown (18940), Telford (18969) Dublin (18917)
    • Warminster (18974), Bensalem (19020) and Levittown (19057).

What qualities should a Bucks County PA dog attack attorney possess?

  • Personal Service: The Bucks County dog attack lawyer’s office is in Perkasie, Bucks County PA. Why not put his local knowledge to use for your Bucks County PA dog attack case?
  • Expertise: The DAILY focus of your Bucks County dog bite attorney is representing Pennsylvania dog bite victims.
  • Results: In the last several years, the Bucks County dog bite injury lawyer has settled 14 different PA dog claims for amounts of $101,000.00 or greater. Obviously, the facts of each PA dog bite case are unique. One result does not guarantee the same PA dog bite settlement amount in other cases.
  • Experience: Your Bucks County dog bite injury attorney has been handling personal injury cases in Bucks County for over 30 years!

 

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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Bucks County Dog Attack Attorney Consulted

On 7/26/17, your lawyer for dog attacks in Bucks County PA received numerous documents from a general practice attorney regarding a Sept. 2016 Bucks County dog bite attack. This referring attorney sought Attorney Thomas J. Newell’s involvement to accept the dog attack case to place into litigation.

Ten months ago, a 12 year old Yardley PA boy was riding a bicycle with his sister near their residence in Lower Bucks County. A 54 year old woman was walking her pit bull on a leash when the dog attacked the bicyclist. He sustained dog bite wounds to his left arm, left shoulder and back. The ER physician at St. Mary Medical Center used 4 stitches to close the dog attack wounds. The Bucks County dog bite lawyer reviewed issued of liability and potential damage valuations with the referring attorney.

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Bucks County Dog Bite Attorney Hired

On 5/9/17, your attorney for dog bites in Bucks County Pennsylvania was hired by a Richlandtown woman. Several weeks ago, she was attacked by a dog at a Bucks County veterinarian office by a vicious dog. The Bucks County dog bite victim received dog attack wounds to her left leg. Medical care was provided at her family doctor’s office. Attorney Thomas J. Newell will be investigating the past history of this dog and the failure of its owner to have it fully under control.

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Bucks County Dog Bite Victim Calls Attorney Newell

On 2/7/17, your Bucks County dog attack attorney was contacted by a woman who was bitten in New Hope PA the previous day. She arrived at a Bucks County home for a pre-arranged business engagement. The homeowner put her two dogs in a locked room.

As the meeting was concluding, the dog owner inexplicably opened the bedroom door. The two dogs immediately pursued the victim and one of them bit her foot. The attempts by the homeowner to control her dogs were initially unsuccessful and the victim had to jump on top of furniture to avoid further bites. This negligent dog owner later admitted that the dogs have a history of prior attacks and she herself was bitten by one of them. The attorney for dog attacks in Bucks County hopes that the victim contacts the Bucks County Dog Warden so that PA Dog Law charges can be filed.

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Bucks County Dog Bite Attorney Contacted

On Jan. 11, 2017, your Bucks County dog attack lawyer provided a free consultation to a man who was attacked by an unleashed German Shepherd. The gentleman was walking on a sidewalk in Morrisville PA when the unsupervised dog pursued and then bit him on the right leg.

The Morrisville Police Department investigated this unprovoked dog attack. Unfortunately, they decided not to file PA Dog Law charges vs. the negligent dog owner. The PA dog bite victim was treated at a hospital with antibiotic medication and a tetanus shot. Attorney Newell suggested that the man call the PA Dog Warden if he is attacked again by a vicious dog.