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  • 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
  • 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
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    Northampton County
    Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
    610-258-6470
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    Montgomery County
    Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
    215-368-5545
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    Carbon County
    Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235
    610-377-2134
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    Bucks County
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951
    215-538-5350

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HIRING A LEHIGH COUNTY DOG BITE ATTORNEY?
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$132,000.00
Lehigh County PA

In 2012, the Lehigh County dog attack lawyer received permission from a Lehigh County Judge to settle a Lehigh County PA dog attack claim for $132,000.00. A little girl was visiting her grandfather in Whitehall PA. His friends had brought over a Rottweiler and they let the dog roam the house without any supervision.

Without any provocation, the Rottweiler attacked the Lehigh County dog bite victim causing severe facial wounds. Initially, her parents hired another law firm who later sent them a letter telling them they did not have a Lehigh County dog bite case.

Seeking a second opinion, the little girl’s parents contacted the ABE dog attack attorney who met them at their home in Whitehall PA. Attorney Newell obtained all the facts and assured the family that there was legal justification to pursue a Lehigh County dog bite lawsuit.

The homeowner’s insurance companies for both the Rottweiler owners and her grandfather did not make fair settlement offers before litigation. Therefore, your Lehigh County dog attack attorney filed a Lehigh County dog attack lawsuit in Allentown PA. Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents were answered.

Just before the depositions of all of the parties were to be held, the insurance companies agreed to the settlement demands of your Lehigh County PA dog bite lawyer. They put together a settlement offer of $132,000.00 which was approved by the Lehigh County Orphan’s Court Judge in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

$101,000.00                                   Lehigh County PA

In December of 2014, the Lehigh County dog bite attorney negotiated an $101,000.00 Lehigh County dog bite compensation settlement for an Allentown PA woman. The Lehigh County resident had gone to visit her granddaughter at a home in Allentown PA in February of 2013. She was attacked by the defendant’s dog and bitten in the face above her left eye.

The Lehigh County bite victim was treated at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown PA. Doctors used 7 stitches to close the facial dog bite wounds. She was given a tetanus shot and advised to set up an appointment with a plastic surgeon. Nearly a year later, the Allentown PA resident underwent a z-plasty scar revision surgery to her left eyebrow.

On April 29, 2013, the Lehigh County dog bite injury lawyer attended a District Justice hearing in Allentown PA. Attorney Newell assisted the Lehigh County Dog Warden in prosecuting PA Dog Law charges vs. the negligent dog owner. These convictions would later be used by Thomas J. Newell, Esquire to increase the size of the Lehigh County dog bite claim settlement.

The Lehigh County dog attack lawyer obtained evidence proving that this vicious dog had previously attacked 5 other Lehigh County PA residents. In September of 2014, the attorney for dog bites in Lehigh County provided copies of  medical records, bills, wage loss statements and photographs to the dog owner’s homeowners insurance company.

After several weeks of negotiations, the Lehigh County dog bite attorney obtained the defendant’s liability insurance payment limit of $100,000.00 plus a med-pay coverage amount of $1,000.00. Attorney Newell was pleased to have obtained this large Lehigh County dog bite settlement without having to file a Lehigh County PA dog bite lawsuit.

$ 60,000.00                                  Lehigh County PA

On May 20, 2013, your Lehigh County dog bite lawyer negotiated a conclusion to a Lehigh County dog attack lawsuit via a $60,000.00 settlement payout. In March of 2012, a Lehigh Valley resident was walking on East Clair Street in Allentown Pennsylvania. An America Bulldog/pit bull mix was running loose, unrestrained and unsupervised in Allentown. This mixed breed dog pursued and attacked the pedestrian and her Wheaten Terrier.

The Lehigh County dog attack victim was driven to Sacred Heart Hospital by the investigating police officer. X-rays were taken of her hands, her dog bite wounds were cleaned and she was given antibiotics and a tetanus shot to help prevent infection. Follow-up medical care was provided by her family doctor. Scar tissue developed around the dog bite wounds. The Lehigh County dog bite victim endured a dozen physical therapy sessions to minimize the cellulitis that had formed in her hands.

On November 30, 2012, the attorney for Lehigh County dog attacks attended a Hearing before District Justice Michael D’Amore. The reckless dog owner was found guilty of violating the PA Dog Law in failing to confine his mixed breed dog. The Lehigh County District Justice also ruled that the defendant was guilty of harboring a dangerous dog.

The Lehigh County dog bite accident lawyer made a good faith effort to attempt to settle the dog bite claim before filing a Lehigh County dog attack injury lawsuit. Unfortunately, the defendant’s homeowners insurance company failed to make a suitable settlement offer. Therefore, on 3/28/13, the Lehigh County dog attack attorney filed a 13 page Complaint with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

Soon thereafter, the defense adjuster contacted Attorney Newell and re-opened settlement negotiations. Not only did the lawyer for dog attacks in Lehigh County obtain the $60,000.00 dog attack compensation payout, he also negotiated a 1/3 subrogation lien discount for the Lehigh County dog bite victim.

$ 37,500.00                                     Lehigh County PA

On 3/6/16, your Lehigh County dog attack injury attorney successfully concluded a Lehigh Valley dog bite injury legal claim. Judge Johnson of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas approved Attorney Newell’s Petition for Minor’s Compromise regarding the $37,500.00 dog attack case settlement. The Allentown dog bite lawyer had the child’s parents open up a restricted account for their daughter with the funds to remain there until she attains the age of 18.

The animal attack legal claim began on 9/2/14 when the 10 year old girl was walking with her father to his apartment in Coplay PA. Two neighbors approached as they were walking their German Shepherd. Without any warning, it attacked her and bit her right arm. One of the dog owners identified herself as a certified “first-aid care giver” and used her own medical supplies to initially treat the dog bite wound.

The next day, the child’s mother took her to Lehigh Valley Hospital. The Emergency Room doctor gave her a tetanus shot and also injected her with antibiotics. Fortunately, the dog bite wound healed very well and there were no complications with infections. The Lehigh County dog bite injury lawyer traveled to the girl’s mother’s Lehigh Valley residence, as per his custom of providing a free home consultation to all of his Pennsylvania dog attack victims.

Thereafter, Attorney Thomas J. Newell procured copies of the medical records and bills. Once the scar on the arm had fully matured, the lawyer for dog attacks in Lehigh County Pennsylvania obtained current photographs from the parents. He then sent to the defense adjuster a detailed demand letter with the enclosed documents outlining his legal theories as to why the dog owners were responsible for the girl’s injury.

The out-of-court settlement was greatly appreciated by the child’s parents as it meant she did not have to testify about the dog attack in court. The Lehigh County dog attack injury lawyer has 35 years of personal injury experience. He awaits your call today for a free evaluation of your Pennsylvania dog bite claim.

$ 11,000.00                                  Lehigh County PA

On April 14, 2015, the Lehigh County dog attack lawyer obtained a Lehigh County dog bite settlement of $11,000.00 for a Lehigh Valley resident. On 9/10/14, the PA dog attack victim was delivering mail at an Allentown Pennsylvania home. As she walked onto the resident’s porch, their dog ran through the front door and bit her lower right leg. The negligent dog owner did nothing to stop the dog attack.

The Lehigh County dog bite victim was forced to kick the vicious dog several times before it stopped biting her. This dog had previously jumped at the front door on several prior occasions. It would bark loudly and clearly showed its vicious and aggressive tendencies by its past conduct. The defendant dog owners violated Section 305 of the PA Dog Law by failing to properly confine their dog.

The Alburtis PA resident received medical care at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA. An x-ray of her right leg was taken, antibiotics were administered, the dog bite wound to her right shin was cleansed and a dressing was applied. The Lehigh County dog bite victim received follow-up medical care at Lehigh Valley Hospital and her family doctor as the dog attack wound continued to seep blood.

The Lehigh County dog bite lawyer was hired in December of 2014. Attorney Newell promptly ordered the medical bills, medical records and wage loss documentation. Once received, he forwarded those items, along with a six-page demand letter to the defendants’ homeowners insurance company.

The Lehigh County dog attack attorney was able to obtain the dog bite claim settlement within four months of being hired. In addition, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was able to conclude the $11,000.00 dog attack settlement without having to file a Lehigh County dog bite lawsuit with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in Allentown PA.

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What cities will the Lehigh County dog bite attorney visit to meet with ABE dog attack victims?

  • The Lehigh County dog attack lawyer will visit you in:
    • Allentown (18101, 18102, 18104), Emmaus (18049)
    • Bethlehem (18015), 18016, 18017), Macungie (18062)
    • Slatington (18080), Whitehall (18052), Salisbury (18103)
    • South Whitehall (18104), North Whitehall (18037)
    • Upper Saucon (18034), Catasauqua (18032), Coopersburg (18036)
    • Center Valley (18034), Upper Milford (18068)
  • Call the lawyer for dog bites in Lehigh County at 610-432-4160 to schedule your free home consultation anywhere in Lehigh County Pennsylvania.

What criteria should I consider when choosing from among Lehigh County dog bite lawyers?

  • Experience: Attorney Newell has been litigating PA personal injury claims since 1981!
  • Expertise: The lawyer for dog bites in Lehigh County focuses his legal practice on representing Pennsylvania dog attack victims. The Lehigh County dog bite injury attorney has represented PA dog bite victims in 25 different Pennsylvania Counties.
  • Personal Service: The Lehigh County dog bite accident attorney will provide a free home consultation anywhere in the ABE area for Lehigh Valley dog attack victims.
  • Attorney Newell is a solo practitioner. Clients who hire Lehigh County dog bite attorneys from a law firm have no control over their file being passed along from one attorney to another. Your ABE dog attack lawyer is a solo practitioner who will always be a strong advocate for your Lehigh County dog attack case.

 

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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Lehigh County Dog Bite Lawyer Chosen to Represent Allentown Woman

On 9/22/17, your attorney for dog attacks in Lehigh County provided a free home consultation to an Allentown woman who was recently attacked by a pit bull. The woman was a customer at a Lehigh Valley store where her little dog was groomed. As they left the store a pit bull grabbed her tiny dog and shook it until it died.

The woman was bitten on her right hand while trying to save her dog. She was treated at a nearby hospital the next day. She continues to have flashbacks and nightmares regarding this deadly pit bull attack.

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Lehigh County Dog Attack Attorney Speaks With ABE Dog Bite Victim

On 8/30/17, the Lehigh County dog bite lawyer provided a free telephone consultation to a Lehigh County resident who was attacked by a pit bull in Allentown Pennsylvania on August 27th. The unprovoked animal attack took place on North 8th Street in Allentown. Apparently, the pit bull owner had his dog on a leash but was still unable to exercise reasonable control over his aggressive canine. Although there were several witnesses to the dog attack, none came forward to identify themselves to Allentown Police.

The Lehigh County man was treated at a nearby hospital for his dog attack wounds. The attorney for dog attacks in Lehigh County can be reached at
610-866-0469.

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Irresponsible Lehigh County Dog Owners

Owners of a German Shepherd that attacked a client of the Lehigh County dog bite attorney have apparently filed for bankruptcy. Their vicious dog attacked a young lady who was delivering food to their home in Slatington PA. With the help of Thomas J. Newell, Esquire, the Lehigh County Dog Warden successfully prosecuted the negligent dog owners. District Justice Beck found the defendant wife guilty of violating the PA Dog Law by failing to confine the German Shepherd. She also did not have the dog up-to-date with its rabies vaccination, nor did she have a current dog license.

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Lehigh County Dog Bite Lawyer Assists Dog Warden

On 1/31/17, your Lehigh County dog attack lawyer provided photographic evidence of a vicious dog attack which took place on December 14, 2016. Attorney Newell sent Lehigh County Dog Warden Orlando Aguirre photos showing dog bite wounds to his client’s hand.

The negligent dog owner is being charged by the PA Dog Warden with “Failure to Confine” in violation of the PA Dog Law, as well as “Failure to Properly Vaccinate” in violation of the PA Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act.

Mixed Breed Dog Attacks Officer

On 6/5/16, Catasauqua Police responded to a call to investigate a complaint regarding an aggressive dog. When they arrived at the Peach Street location, the officers observed a pit bull/mastiff mix attempting to break through its owner’s fence. The aggressive dog was unrestrained and unsupervised.

As the dog was in the process of being quarantined at a nearby kennel, it bit one of the officers. Another cop shot the mixed breed dog to end the dog attack. The Lehigh County dog bite victim was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital.