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    Northampton County
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
    610-866-0469
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    Monroe County
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
    570-421-0893
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    1282 Route 113
    P.O. Box 178
    Bucks County
    Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
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    Lehigh County
    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
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    Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
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    Montgomery County
    Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
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    Bucks County
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$ 132,000.00                              Lehigh Valley PA

In the summer of 2012, the Lehigh Valley dog bite attorney obtained a $132,000.00 Lehigh Valley dog bite settlement for a Whitehall PA resident. In the fall of 2009, the little girl was taken by her parents to her grandparent’s home in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania for a party. A husband and wife from Allentown brought their Rottweiler along with them to this social event.

Soon thereafter, the dog owners left the event without properly securing the Rottweiler. Since there were a number of small children at the gathering, the prudent thing to do would have been to restrain the dog in a locked room or in a dog crate. Unfortunately, the Rottweiler was allowed to roam unsupervised through the house and it bit the child in the face as she tried to pet it.

The Lehigh Valley dog attack victim was treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA. A plastic surgeon was called to treat the facial dog bite wounds. He used nearly 50 sutures to close the facial lacerations. Several months after the unprovoked dog attack, the attorney for dog bites in Lehigh Valley traveled to the victim’s home in Whitehall PA. Attorney Newell reviewed all the legal options and provided a detailed game plan through which he was going to maximize the value of this Lehigh Valley dog attack case.

Follow-up plastic surgery was performed on the girl’s face approximately one year after the dog attack. The Lehigh Valley dog bite injury attorney obtained all of this client’s medical records, billing statements and photographs. Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided a complete settlement demand package to the insurance adjusters for both the homeowner and dog owners. Attempts at agreeing to a fair Lehigh Valley dog bite compensation amount were unsuccessful.

Therefore, in the fall of 2011, the Lehigh Valley lawyer for dog attacks filed a Lehigh Valley dog bite injury lawsuit with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in Allentown PA. The dog attack law firms exchanged Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents. In the summer of 2012, Depositions of the parties were scheduled to take place in Allentown. Several days before the Depositions, the personal injury lawyers resumed negotiations and a settlement of the Lehigh County Pennsylvania dog attack injury lawsuit was agreed to.

The lawyer for dog bites in Lehigh Valley filed a Minor’s Compromise Petition with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. Attorney Newell represented the PA animal attack victim and her parents at a hearing before Judge Johnson on 8/16/12. The Lehigh Valley dog bite accident attorney provided the trial judge with the details of a structured settlement annuity plan. This financial decision maximized the tax-free payments of the Lehigh Valley dog bite case settlement.

$ 115,000.00                               Lehigh Valley PA

In the spring of 2017, the attorney for dog attacks in the Lehigh Valley negotiated a $115,000.00 Lehigh Valley dog bite settlement on behalf of a young woman. Two years earlier, she had been a guest at a friend’s party in Nazareth Pennsylvania. It was suggested that she pose for a photograph with the homeowners’ family pet. Without any notice, the adult male dog jumped up and attacked her. The dog bit her several times in the face.

Her friend’s parents convinced her that medical treatment was unnecessary. They stopped the bleeding and used ice to close up the facial wounds. When she awoke the next morning, she took a selfie and forwarded it to her mother who insisted that she immediately seek medical care. The ER physician at St. Luke’s Hospital concluded that it was too late to perform surgery because the wound had already begun to heal. He prescribed various medications to help reduce the possibility of infection setting in.

Just four days after the unprovoked PA dog attack, your Lehigh Valley dog bite injury lawyer met with the young woman and her mother at their Nazareth PA home. Attorney Newell outlined his strategy for maximizing the value of the PA dog bite attack claim and requested that his client concentrate on obtaining a full recovery. Arrangements were made for her to be evaluated by two different plastic surgeons. The consensus was that there were no guarantees that a plastic surgical procedure would significantly improve the aesthetics of the facial disfigurement.

Once the decision was made to put off additional medical care, the Lehigh Valley dog bite accident attorney ordered and paid for copies of all of his client’s medical records and billing statements. Attorney Thomas J. Newell then arranged a meeting involving himself, the defense adjuster and the dog bite victim. This enabled the defendants’ representative to personally observe the facial scar, as well as interact with the young lady. Shortly thereafter, settlement negotiations concluded with an agreement that they dog owner’s insurance carrier would pay a $115,000.00 Lehigh Valley dog attack settlement.

$ 101,000.00                                Lehigh Valley PA

On December 1, 2014, the Lehigh Valley dog bite lawyer obtained a $101,000.00 Lehigh Valley dog attack settlement for a Whitehall Pennsylvania resident. Nearly two years earlier, she had traveled to a house in Allentown PA to visit her granddaughter. As she was leaving, the homeowner’s terrier jumped up and bit her in the face near her right eye.

Since Sacred Heart Hospital was only a couple of blocks away, the Lehigh Valley dog bite victim walked to the Emergency Room in Allentown. She was injected with a local anesthetic. The surgeon closed the facial dog bite wounds with seven sutures. He also gave her a tetanus shot and antibiotics. Given the nature of the dog attack lacerations, they were worried about the possibility of infection.

After he was hired, the Lehigh Valley dog attack attorney urged his client to provide complete cooperation to the PA Dog Warden for Lehigh County – Orlando Aguirre. The Lehigh Valley resident gave the Dog Warden copies of the hospital records and photographs of her facial wounds, as well as information regarding prior attacks by this aggressive dog. The Lehigh Valley dog attack lawyer encouraged the Lehigh County Dog Warden to file PA Dog Law charges versus the reckless dog owner.

A Hearing was held on 4/29/13 in Allentown PA before Lehigh Valley District Justice Karen Devine. The Lehigh Valley dog bite victim testified under oath about her dog bite incident and five prior attacks by the defendant’s dog. The District Justice agreed with the PA Dog Warden and the Lehigh Valley dog bite attorney and found the Allentown dog owner guilty of Harboring a Dangerous Dog in violation of the PA Dog Law.

Meanwhile, the Whitehall resident continued to obtain necessary medical care. Nearly a year after the Lehigh Valley dog attack, she underwent scar revision surgery. This surgical procedure somewhat reduced the visibility of the facial scar. The lawyer for dog bites in Lehigh Valley obtained his client’s wage loss documents, complete medical records and current photographs.

When settlement negotiations began, Attorney Newell stressed to the dog owner’s insurance carrier how important the five prior dog attacks were in evaluating this Lehigh Valley dog bite claim. The attorney for dog bites in Lehigh Valley averred that the reckless dog owner would be responsible for both compensatory damages and punitive damages if a Lehigh Valley dog bite lawsuit was filed with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in Allentown PA.

Initially, the homeowner’s insurance company was reluctant to pay its liability policy limit. Therefore, the Lehigh Valley dog bite injury lawyer took his client to meet with the defense adjuster and her supervisor at their corporate office. After listening to Attorney Newell’s legal argument and meeting the Lehigh Valley dog bite victim, they consented to pay their $101,000.00 policy limit.

$ 71,107.48                                   Lehigh Valley PA

In the spring of 2011, your Lehigh Valley dog attack lawyer negotiated a Northampton County PA dog bite settlement in the amount of $71,107.48. The previous year, a USPS employee was delivering mail on her route in the Lehigh Valley. The homeowners’ boxer pushed open the front screen door and attacked the mail carrier. The woman was able to use her mailbag to beat off the vicious dog and finally the boxer was controlled by one of its owners.

As the postal worker was walking back to her delivery truck, another one of the residents’ dogs got loose and pursued her. Fortunately, she made it safely to her vehicle. The PA dog bite victim was treated Lehigh Valley Hospital on the day of the unprovoked dog attack, as well as three days later. Unfortunately, she had to be admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital for several days as her right leg became infected. A physician performed surgery to cut away dead tissue and antibiotics were administered intravenously.

After her release from the hospital, the United States Postal Service employee had several follow-up appointments with her orthopedic surgeon. Some areas on and around the dog attack wounds were supersensitive to the touch, while others were completely numb. In the meantime, your Lehigh Valley dog attack injury attorney provided a free home consultation to the PA dog bite victim and her husband.

Attorney Newell filed a Right-To-Know Request with State officials in Harrisburg PA to see if there were any records of prior attacks by the defendants’ dogs. Once all of his client’s medical care had ended, the Lehigh Valley dog bite accident lawyer ordered and obtained copies of all of the medical records, bills and scar photographs. Given the psychological issues the mail carrier was dealing with, she was particularly pleased that Attorney Thomas J. Newell was able to settle the case without having to file a Lehigh Valley dog bite lawsuit.

Injured in a dog attack? Call the attorney for dog bites in Lehigh Valley today at 610-866-0469. Attorney Newell would be happy to personally analyze the facts of your dog attack to see if you have a PA dog bite claim with legal validity.

$ 60,000.00                                  Lehigh Valley PA

In the spring of 2013, the Lehigh Valley dog attack attorney concluded a $60,000.00 settlement of a Lehigh Valley dog bite lawsuit. A year earlier, a Lehigh County resident was walking a dog in Allentown PA. The small dog was on a leash and the woman was following Pennsylvania laws regarding maintaining control of her dog. Unfortunately, an Allentown PA dog owner chose not to comply with the PA Dog Law.

The negligent dog owner allowed his American Bulldog/pit bull mix to run loose and unrestrained in the streets of Allentown. This unsupervised dog attacked the woman and her terrier. The mixed breed dog grabbed the small dog by its neck and shook it violently. As the horrified woman tried to free the terrier from the jaws of the attacking dog, she was bitten multiple times on both hands.

An Allentown PA police officer arrived at the scene of the unprovoked dog attack. After obtaining the facts regarding the dog mauling, he drove the Lehigh Valley resident to Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown. The emergency room doctor gave her a tetanus shot, cleansed the dog bite wounds to her hands and gave her medication to help fight infections.

Two days after this vicious dog attack, the Lehigh Valley dog attack injury attorney provided a free home consultation to the PA dog bite victim. Based upon his years of experience, Attorney Newell advised her as to the medical care needed to properly treat the dog bite wounds. He was particularly concerned regarding the possibility of her developing an infection – a frequent occurrence in dog bite wounds to the hands.

The Lehigh Valley dog bite victim dealt with a variety of problems with her hands including: numbness, tingling, diminished range of motion, diminished strength and the formation of scar tissue. Her orthopedic doctor diagnosed her with cellulitis and, she followed through with his request that she undergo physical therapy for several months to treat all of those problems.

In the fall of 2012, the Lehigh Valley dog bite accident lawyer attended a District Justice Hearing in Allentown Pennsylvania. After receiving testimony from the Lehigh Valley dog bite victim, D. J. D’Amore found the negligent dog owner guilty of Harboring a Dangerous Dog and Failing to Confine the mixed breed dog. Attorney Newell reviewed with the District Justice the PA Dog Law and the potential fines the Court could levy against the Allentown dog owner.

The lawyer for dog attacks in the Lehigh Valley acquired all of his client’s medical documents and sent them, along with relevant photographs, to the negligent dog owner’s insurance company. When a settlement could not be reached, the Lehigh Valley dog bite injury attorney filed a dog attack lawsuit with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in Allentown PA. The homeowner’s insurance company then made a decision to re-examine the dog bite case and Attorney Newell was very happy to resolve the PA dog attack claim for $60,000.00. The attorney for dog attacks in the Lehigh Valley maximized the net payout to the dog bite victim by negotiating a one-third discount regarding the repayment required to be made to the victim’s health insurance company.

$ 37,500.00                                   Lehigh Valley PA

In March of 2016, the attorney for dog attacks in the Lehigh Valley settled a Lehigh County PA dog bite claim for $37,500.00. Attorney Newell had filed a detailed Petition for Minor’s Compromise with the Orphans’ Court Division of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. Judge Johnson approved the settlement and authorized the opening of a restricted minor’s account for the PA dog bite victim.

Your Lehigh Valley dog attack injury lawyer was hired in the fall of 2014, just days after the unprovoked dog attack. A 10 year old girl was walking on a sidewalk with her father. They passed the defendants who were walking their German Shepherd. The child came to a stop and slowly put her hand out for the dog to smell. Suddenly, and without warning, it lunged at her and bit her right arm.

Medical treatment was provided at Lehigh Valley Hospital. After the ER physician cleaned the dog bite wound, he injected her with a tetanus shot and antibiotics. Instructions were given regarding the best way to avoid infections. The Lehigh Valley dog bite accident attorney provided a free home consultation and detailed his plans to establish legal liability on the part of the dog owners.

By aggressively pursuing settlement negotiations before the two year anniversary of the Pennsylvania dog attack, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was able to settle the animal attack case without having to file a Lehigh County dog bite lawsuit. The lawyer for dog bites in Lehigh Valley was happy to have obtained the large payout without the young girl having to relive the dog attack by giving her testimony at trial.

$ 36,000.00                                   Lehigh Valley PA

In November of 2017, the Lehigh Valley dog bite attorney was given permission by a Northampton County Court of Common Pleas Judge to finalize a $36,000.00 Lehigh Valley dog attack settlement. Eleven months earlier, a girl was invited by a classmate to visit her home over the Christmas holiday. The host had a family pet – a black Chow. Unbeknownst to the visitor and her parents, this dog had previously attacked and injured another person.

The defendants lived in a gated community and the property manager had instructed them to remove the vicious dog from the premises. Not only did they ignore that specific direction, but to add insult to injury, the owners of the Chow failed to take any precautionary steps to ensure the safety of their guests. The Chow was never locked up in a room, nor was it placed inside a dog cage. As a result, it had free run of the defendants’ residence and was able to attack the girl without any resistance.

The Duncannon Pennsylvania resident was immediately rushed to Palmerton Hospital. The emergency room doctor used approximately 20 sutures to treat the facial dog attack wounds. Anti-infection medications were prescribed and follow-up visits with her pediatrician were required. In the meantime, your lawyer for dog bites in the Lehigh Valley met with the Northampton County residents at their home. Attorney Newell put forth a detailed legal plan with which he would use to maximize the financial recovery in the PA dog attack case.

Once all of the medical care had concluded, Thomas J. Newell, Esq. paid for a copy of his client’s medical bills and records. The parents provided recent photographs depicting the permanent dog attack scars. The dog owners’ insurance carrier agreed to the $36,000.00 dog attack payout pending court permission. Judge Edward G Smith held a hearing and granted the settlement approval request of the Lehigh Valley dog accident lawyer. The girl’s parents were pleased to have successfully concluded the case without having to sue their daughter’s friend’s parents.

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What characteristics would be helpful when choosing a Lehigh Valley dog bite injury attorney?

  • PERSONAL SERVICE
    Your lawyer for dog attack in Lehigh Valley PA provides his personal attention to every dog bite claim in Lehigh County and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Attorney Thomas J. Newell will review all of the facts regarding the unprovoked PA dog attack. He will use his knowledge of the PA Dog Law to analyze the potential success of your personal injury case.
  • FREE HOME CONSULTATION
    If Attorney Newell determines that you have a winnable PA dog bite case, the Lehigh Valley dog attack injury attorney will promptly schedule a free HOME consultation in the comfort of your ABE residence. Usually, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire can meet with you within 1 to 3 business days after your initial telephone call to him at 610-866-0469.
  • EXPERIENCE
    Doesn’t your child’s dog bite case deserve the experience of a Lehigh Valley dog bite injury lawyer who has been representing Pennsylvania personal injury victims since 1981? Put Attorney Newell’s three decades of litigation experience to work for you. Your daughter’s dog attack claim is too important to serve as a “learning experience” for a young lawyer fresh out of law school.
  • RESULTS
    One of the most important tools Attorney Newell has at his disposal when fighting insurance companies is his proven track record of success. The Lehigh Valley dog bite accident attorney has successfully represented numerous Lehigh County and Northampton County dog attack victims throughout the course of his 36 year legal career. Two of those cases resulted in dog bite settlements of $132,000.00 and $100,000.00.

    Always remember that past results do NOT guarantee a specific financial recovery in other dog bite claims. Each Lehigh County/Northampton County dog attack case must be analyzed according to the specific facts of that claim. There are numerous factors taken into account by Attorney Thomas J. Newell when arriving at an accurate settlement value analysis.
  • PASSION
    Do you want your dog bite case to be handled by a general personal injury attorney who might work on 2 to 3 dog bite cases a year, or a Lehigh Valley dog attack injury lawyer who passionately fights for PA dog bite victims each and every day? Attorney Newell is an aggressive litigator who believes negligent dog owners should be held accountable for injuries caused by their aggressive dogs.
  • EXPERTISE
    You have one, and only one, chance to have your PA dog bite case presented to the dog owner’s homeowners insurance company. The attorney for dog attacks in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania has been chosen to represent dog bite victims in 27 different PA Counties. Call Attorney Newell now at 610-432-4160.
  • PERSONAL GUARANTEE
    Thomas J. Newell, Esquire guarantees that he will always handle your Northampton County/Lehigh County dog bite claim. The Lehigh Valley dog attack injury lawyer is a solo practitioner – not a partner in a large law firm. Your case cannot be transferred to a young associate. You will always get the benefit of his three decades of personal injury litigation experience.
  • PA DOG WARDENS
    If you have not done so already, please contact the Pennsylvania Dog Warden who serves your County. For Lehigh County it is Orlando Aguirre at 484-223-9107. For Northampton County contact Kathy Andrews @ 610-909-5720. The Lehigh Valley animal attack attorney has assisted both of these Dog Wardens with numerous prosecutions of irresponsible dog owners.
  • PA DOG LAW
    Failure to Confine (Section 305) and Harboring a Dangerous Dog (Section 502-A) are important components of the PA Dog Law. The Lehigh Valley dog bite accident lawyer urges all PA dog attack victims to give their full cooperation to Pennsylvania Dog Wardens when they prosecute negligent dog owners. Provide medical records, bills and photographs when requested, as well as appear at District Justice hearings.

Is there a difference between Lehigh Valley personal injury attorneys and Lehigh Valley dog attack lawyers?

  • There are many lawyers who can expertly represent Lehigh Valley PA car crash victims due to their knowledge of the PA Motor Vehicle Code.
  • Lehigh Valley dog attack attorneys must be fully aware of all of the detailed requirements of the PA Dog Law as well as Pennsylvania Court rulings interpreting that statute.
  • As a Lehigh Valley dog bite lawyer, Attorney Newell has obtained multiple six-figure Pennsylvania dog attack case settlements. Put Attorney Newell’s expertise to work for your ABE dog attack claim.
  • You only have one opportunity to have your Lehigh Valley dog attack claim handled by a veteran Lehigh Valley dog bite injury lawyer.

 

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 Valley Dog Bite Lawyer Consulted After Allentown Area Dog Attack

On 5/4/17, the Lehigh Valley dog bite attorney spoke with the father of a 13 year old girl who had recently been bitten by an unleashed Cock-a-Poo in Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania. The girl walked up the sidewalk and was standing at the front door when the unrestrained and unsupervised dog attacked her without any warning.

The Lehigh Valley dog bite victim received several puncture wounds to her left leg and her skin was broken. The negligent dog owner admitted that her dog “tends to go after the mailmen.” The teenage girl was taken to a Lehigh Valley area Urgent Care Center. The dog bite wounds were cleansed and she was given antibiotics to fight off potential infections.

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Lehigh Valley Dog Bite Attorney Hired by 2 Victims

On 12/30/16, your Lehigh Valley dog attack accident lawyer was retained by two people who had recently been attacked by pit bulls in two different incidents in the Lehigh Valley. On 12/14/16, an Allentown PA woman was attacked by an unsupervised and unleashed pit bull/lab mix in the 300 block of E. Willow Street in Allentown. She was bitten on the hand and was treated on four separate occasions at St. Luke’s Hospital in Allentown Pennsylvania.

On 12/21/16, a man was walking on 3rd Street in Bethlehem when a pit bull that was running loose blocks away from its home attacked him. He was bitten on the back of both legs and taken by ambulance to Muhlenberg Hospital. He was given 10 rabies shots on that date, as well as additional rabies vaccine injections on 12/22 and 12/26. The Lehigh Valley dog attack injury attorney provided free home consultations to both of these dog bite victims in the comfort of their homes.

Harboring a Dangerous Dog Conviction

On September 27, 2016, your Lehigh Valley dog attack injury lawyer assisted the Lehigh County Dog Warden in obtaining a conviction on a Harboring a Dangerous Dog charge. Attorney Newell’s six year old client was mauled by a pit bull while visiting a Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania residence. The boy’s mother testified that the pit bull bit off her son’s left ear, as well as causing multiple lacerations to his skull.

The pit bull attack victim was initially treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital (Muhlenberg) before being transferred to CHOP where he was admitted and underwent two surgeries. Your Lehigh Valley dog bite accident attorney supplied the PA Dog Warden with his legal expertise re: the PA Dog Law.

Attorney Newell Provides Free Consultation

On September 1, 2016, your Lehigh Valley dog bite accident lawyer was hired by the mother of a pit bull attack victim. In the spring, her family was visiting someone in Whitehall PA when the unrestrained pit bull launched an unprovoked attack and bit off a portion of the child’s ear. Two surgeries were performed after the attack and multiple surgeries may be needed in the future.

The pit bull owner has been charged with violating the PA Dog Law by harboring a dangerous dog. Lehigh County Dog Warden Orlando Aguirre will be prosecuting the case on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Your Lehigh Valley dog attack attorney will be attending the District Justice Hearing in late September to provide whatever legal assistance is necessary and to prepare his clients for their testimony.