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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
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    45 North 7th Street
    Monroe County
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
    570-421-0893
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    Lehigh County
    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
    610-432-4160
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    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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PA DOG WARDENS
LOOKING FOR A DOYLESTOWN DOG BITE ATTORNEY?
tick Your Doylestown Dog Attack Attorney has Litigated Bucks County Cases Since 1986.
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$ 53,000.00                                    Doylestown PA

On October 21, 2013, the Doylestown dog attack lawyer received permission from a Bucks County judge to settle a Bucks County dog attack claim for $53,000.00. In June of 2012, a 13 year old boy was visiting a friend’s house in Lower Bucks County. When he arrived at the front door, the homeowner gestured/waved the boy into her home. Almost immediately thereafter, the Bucks County resident was attacked by an unrestrained pit bull.

Because the pit bull had attacked another child earlier, the defendant dog owner usually confined her pit bull in a crate or dog cage. Despite these prior vicious propensities, no safety precautions were taken on the date of this unprovoked pit bull attack. Even more disturbing was the dog owner’s instructions to her son as to what to do with the dog bite victim: “hose him off and walk him home.”

The Bucks County resident was ultimately taken to Doylestown Hospital. The emergency room doctor treated him for multiple puncture wounds to his hands and right leg. Five stitches were used to close the dog bite wounds to his leg. Four sutures were used for the dog attack wounds to his right hand. The PA dog bite victim left Doylestown Hospital on crutches due to his inability to put his full weight on his right leg. He was also required to take prescription medication to prevent infections.

The young boy returned to Doylestown Hospital on 6/17/12 to have the stitches removed. He also complained of numbness in his left hand in the area of the dog bite wounds. The Bucks County resident was examined by a Doylestown orthopedic surgeon. The specialist concluded that the boy sustained a superficial injury to one of the nerves in his left hand. As predicted, full sensation returned over the next several months.

On June 25, 2012, the Doylestown dog attack attorney met with the victim and his mother in their Bucks County Pennsylvania home. Soon thereafter, Attorney Newell began to obtain information regarding the prior dog attack, as well as the dog bite victim’s medical records and billing statements. In his settlement demand letter, the lawyer for dog attacks in Doylestown put forth a strong legal argument that his client would be entitled to both compensation damages and punitive damages if a dog bite lawsuit were filed with the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas in Doylestown Pennsylvania.

At the 10/21/13 court hearing, the Doylestown dog attack attorney provided Judge Fritsch with detailed information concerning the structured settlement annuity policy purchased for the Bucks County dog attack victim. This financial plan maximized the tax-free benefits the young boy would receive from the PA dog attack settlement.

$ 42,169.11                                  Doylestown PA

In October of 2014, the Doylestown dog bite attorney concluded a Doylestown dog attack case for the sum of $42,169.11 On November 10, 2012, a Doylestown Township PA man was walking on his front lawn when his neighbor’s border collie attacked him. This vicious dog was unleashed and unsupervised. The Bucks County resident was bitten on his left calf.

A Doylestown Township Police Officer came to the scene of the unprovoked dog attack. Initially, the dog’s owner’s daughter offered an excuse that “the electric fence wasn’t working.” First of all, if you know that an electric fence isn’t working properly, you do NOT let your dog out of the house without being tethered! In addition, on the day of this Doylestown dog attack, the border collie didn’t even have a collar on! So even if the electric fence had been working, it would not have had any control over the aggressive dog that day.

The PA dog bite victim was taken to Doylestown Hospital in Doylestown Pennsylvania. The emergency room doctor cleaned the dog bite wounds, used a suture to close one of the larger lacerations and gave him a prescription for antibiotic medication. Unfortunately, the dog bite wounds became infected. Follow-up care with a Doylestown area family doctor and a physical therapy specialist was required.

The attorney for dog bite in Doylestown PA obtained the medical records, billing statements, photographs and wage loss documents. They were submitted to the defense adjuster, along with a nine-page legal analysis. The Doylestown dog bite injury attorney argued that punitive damages could be awarded by a Bucks County jury if Attorney Newell filed a Doylestown dog attack lawsuit. The lawyer for dog bites in Doylestown also provided the defense adjuster with a detailed Affidavit describing past vicious propensities on the part of the attacking dog.

Ultimately, after lengthy settlement negotiations, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was able to persuade the dog owner’s insurance company to pay $42,169.11 to settle the Doylestown PA dog attack claim.

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Our family was walking near the Mercer Museum and the Fonthill Castle in Doylestown when we were attacked by two unleashed dogs. Who enforces the PA Dog Law in Bucks County PA?

  • The lawyer for dog bites in Doylestown PA believes that Pennsylvania Dog Wardens have the highest level of interest in investigating possible violations of the Pennsylvania Dog Law.
  • Negligent dog owners should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. That is a high priority for many of the PA Dog Wardens that Attorney Newell has had the pleasure to work with.
  • The Doylestown dog bite injury attorney suggests that you telephone one of the Bucks County Dog Wardens: Joseph Loughlin @ 215-307-8214 or Verna North @ 610-909-5707.
  • Thomas J. Newell requires all of his PA dog attack clients to give the Pennsylvania Dog Wardens their complete and timely cooperation.
  • If requested, be prepared to forward to the Bucks County Dog Warden any photos/video you might have of the dogs running loose.
  • It is the opinion of the Doylestown dog bite accident lawyer that prosecutions of the dog owners for PA Dog Law violations produce an important safety benefit to society. Convictions and the resultant fines provide an incentive to make dog owners more responsible which result in fewer dog attacks in the future.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell usually attends District Justice Hearings when charges have been filed versus Pennsylvania dog owners whose dogs have attacked his clients.
  • It is the recommendation of the Doylestown dog attack injury attorney that dog bite victims bring their medical bills and dog bite photos to court.
  • Convictions of irresponsible dog owners for “Failure to Confine” and/or “Harboring a Dangerous Dog” provide Attorney Newell with an additional tool in his legal fight versus the defendant’s homeowners insurance company.
  • Why not receive a free home consultation in the comfort of your Bucks County PA home? The Doylestown animal attack attorney can be reached at 215-257-4842.

What characteristics should my Doylestown dog bite accident lawyer possess?

  • FREE HOME CONSULTATION
    With his main office in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the Doylestown dog attack injury attorney is located just minutes from your residence. Call 215-257-4842 today to set up a free home consultation with Attorney Thomas J. Newell. Normally, the lawyer for dog attacks in Doylestown PA is able to come to your home within one to three business days after your initial telephone call with him.
  • EXPERIENCE
    Doesn’t your Bucks County PA dog attack claim deserve to be handled by a Doylestown dog bite injury lawyer with 36 years of Pennsylvania personal injury litigation experience? You only have one chance to have your Bucks County dog bite claim litigated by a knowledgeable, dedicated and experienced PA animal attack attorney.
  • PERSONAL SERVICE
    Your Doylestown dog attack attorney will personally speak with you regarding your Bucks County PA dog bite case. Attorney Newell will analyze the facts of the unprovoked animal attack and will assess whether the negligent Bucks County PA dog owner violated the PA Dog Law.
  • PASSION
    Attorney Newell fights for PA dog bite victims every day. His law practice focuses on two things: 1) Maximizing the financial recovery for his PA dog attack victims and, 2) Keeping neighborhoods safer by causing negligent dog owners to be more responsible. Contact the Doylestown dog attack lawyer as soon as possible so he can begin his legal representation on your behalf.
  • EXPERTISE
    Dog attack victims from 29 different Pennsylvania Counties have chosen your Doylestown PA dog bite accident attorney to serve as their legal counsel. Isn’t that the type of expertise your Bucks County dog attack claim deserves? Call Attorney Newell to have him personally review your Doylestown dog attack case.
  • RESULTS
    The Doylestown dog attack injury lawyer has successfully represented numerous Bucks County dog bite victims. In the spring of 2015, Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained $152,000.00 for a Richlandtown dog attack victim who was bitten by a neighbor’s unleashed Golden Retriever.Please remember that past results in other PA dog bite cases do not guarantee a specific settlement amount for your Bucks County animal attack claim. Each case is evaluated by the Doylestown PA dog attack injury attorney based upon its unique set of liability facts and actual injuries sustained by the dog bite victim.
  • PERSONAL GUARANTEE
    The attorney for dog bites in Doylestown PA is a solo practitioner. Thomas J. Newell, Esquire will ALWAYS be the Bucks County dog attack lawyer serving as your legal counsel. Could any attorney from a large Bucks County PA law firm make that guarantee? Would you rather be an individual client of Attorney Newell’s or a number among 100’s or even 1,000’s of personal injury files in a Bucks County PA law firm’s case portfolio? Call 215-257-4842 to speak with your Doylestown dog bite accident lawyer.
  • PA DOG LAW
    The attorney for dog bites in Doylestown PA uses the Failure to Confine Statute (Section 305) and the Harboring a Dangerous Dog Statute (Section 502A) from the PA Dog Law to legally establish negligence on the part of imprudent Doylestown dog owners.
  • PENNSYLVANIA DOG WARDENS
    Among the numerous duties of PA Dog Wardens is the enforcement of the PA Dog Law. Bucks County has two Dog Wardens. They can be reached at 215-307-8214 or 610-909-5707. The Doylestown dog bite injury lawyer suggests you give them your full cooperation.

My child was just bitten while walking in our neighborhood. When should I call a Doylestown dog bite lawyer?

  • Immediately take your child from the scene of the Doylestown PA dog attack to the nearest medical care center.
  • Some nearby medical centers are:
    • Doylestown Hospital
      595 West State Street
      Doylestown, PA 18901
    • Premier Urgent Care
      1745 S. Easton Road
      Doylestown, PA 18901
  • If the aggressive dog broke your son’s skin, the treating physician may inject him with a tetanus shot, a rabies vaccine and give him medications to help prevent infections.
  • While the medical staff may take photos, I suggest that you photograph your son’s dog bite wounds both before and after he receives medical attention.
  • If the Doylestown dog owner is a responsible person, he/she should willingly provide you with information regarding the status of his/her dog’s rabies shots.
  • At your earliest possible convenience, call the Doylestown dog bite attorney at 215-257-4842.
  • Attorney Newell will personally speak with you to review the legal validity of your Doylestown dog bite case.
  • The lawyer for dog bites in Doylestown PA will come to your residence to provide you with a free HOME consultation.
  • With his main office in Bucks County, Attorney Thomas J. Newell is just minutes away.
  • Please also call a Bucks County Dog Warden – either Joseph Loughlin at 215-307-8214 or Verna North at 610-909-5707.
  • If you or a friend can safely and legally videotape and/or photograph the dog that bit your son, please do so when possible and supply them to your Doylestown dog bite injury attorney.
  • It may be helpful to speak with your Doylestown PA neighbors. One or more of them may have information regarding prior attacks or aggressive acts by this dog.
  • Any evidence you can provide to the Doylestown PA dog attack attorney regarding this dog and its owner(s) would be very helpful in establishing legal responsibility for this unprovoked PA dog bite attack.
  • Your Doylestown PA dog bite lawyer will file the necessary document with the state officials in Harrisburg Pennsylvania to see if they have any records of prior attacks on file.
  • Whenever you obtain new information about the dog attack, the dog owner(s), their aggressive dog and/or your son’s medical treatment, please immediately forward the news to your Doylestown PA dog attack injury lawyer.
  • The Doylestown dog bite accident attorney strongly advises you to promptly fill the prescriptions recommended by your treating physicians. Complete the entire schedule by taking all of the suggested medicine.
  • After a PA dog attack, the Pennsylvania Department of Health or the County Health Agency will send you information regarding the 10 day quarantine procedure applicable to the attacking dog. Your lawyer for dog bites in Doylestown Pennsylvania reminds you that the negligent dog owner does not have to send the dog away during this 10 day period. Confining the animal inside its home is sufficient.
  • At your earliest convenience, please email photographs of your dog attack wounds to the Doylestown dog bite injury attorney at AttorneyNewell@comcast.net.
  • Please send the lawyer for dog attacks in Doylestown Pennsylvania copies of all of your receipts for co-pays and deductibles spent by you regarding your son’s medical care.
  • Attorney Newell guarantees that he will promptly return your telephone calls and emails. Your Doylestown dog attack injury attorney is eager to show you what level of personal service you should expect to receive from your Bucks County dog bite lawyer.

Is there a difference between a Doylestown personal injury attorney and an attorney for dog attacks in Doylestown PA?

  • There are many skilled car crash attorneys who provide expert legal advice to Doylestown PA car accident victims.
  • Understanding the PA Motor Vehicle Code has nothing to do with having a complete comprehension of the PA Dog Law.
  • Your Doylestown dog bite lawyer fights for PA dog attack victims every day!
  • Do you believe that your legal interests regarding your Doylestown dog bite injury lawsuit are best served by a lawyer whose business concentrates on product liability cases or medical malpractice?
  • The Doylestown dog bite accident attorney is passionate about protecting the legal rights of Pennsylvania dog attack victims.
  • Many of the defense adjusters who Attorney Newell currently deals with have paid him settlements in prior PA dog bite claims.
  • The attorney for dog attacks in Doylestown Pennsylvania has his main office here in Bucks County – put his 36 years of experience to work for you!
  • The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law has nothing in common with PA’s laws regarding the legal duties of Pennsylvania dog owners. Shouldn’t your Doylestown dog bite accident lawyer have many years of experience in litigating Bucks County dog attack cases interpreting the PA Dog Law?
  • Your attorney for dog attacks in Doylestown has been selected to serve as the legal representative for dog bite victims all over Pennsylvania. In fact, Attorney Newell has fought for dog attack victims in 29 different PA Counties.
  • The Bucks County dog bite attorney has successfully resolved dog attack cases for $100,000.00 or more in 11 different Pennsylvania Counties – including Bucks County. Always remember that past results do not guarantee you a specific settlement for your animal attack claim. However, the Doylestown dog attack injury lawyer uses his past case results to maximize the settlement value of his current PA dog bite claims.
  • You only have one opportunity to have your Bucks animal bite claim handled in a professional and prompt fashion. Call the Bucks County dog attack attorney today at 215-257-4842.
  • Convictions of negligent Bucks County dog owners put pressure on defense adjusters. The Doylestown dog attack lawyer urges all Bucks County dog bite victims to give their full cooperation to the Pennsylvania Dog Wardens by completing all necessary forms and providing them with photographs and other evidence.

Why should I consider hiring a Doylestown PA dog bite attorney?

  • The negligent Doylestown PA dog owner will be defended by a knowledgeable defense adjuster hired by the homeowner’s insurance carrier.
  • What specialized knowledge do you have of the PA Dog Law and the court cases interpreting the meaning of the PA Dog Law?
  • As a Doylestown Pennsylvania dog bite injury lawyer, Attorney Newell understands all of the intricacies of the PA Dog Law and keeps up to date with the relevant legal decisions.
  • Your Doylestown PA dog bite claim deserves to be handled by a Pennsylvania dog bite injury attorney who will fight for your legal rights.

 

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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