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  • STROUDSBURG, PA
    45 North 7th Street
    Monroe County
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
    570-421-0893
  • BETHLEHEM, PA
    140 E. Broad Street
    Northampton County
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
    610-866-0469
  • PERKASIE, PA
    1282 Route 113
    P.O. Box 178
    Bucks County
    Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
    215-257-4842
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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
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    Bucks County
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951
    215-538-5350

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SELECTING A MONROE COUNTY DOG BITE ATTORNEY?
tick The Monroe County Dog Attack Attorney has Represented Monroe County Injury Victims Since 1982.
tick Call the Monroe County Dog Attack Lawyer @ 570-421-0893 for a Free HOME Consultation.
tick The Monroe County Dog Bite Lawyer Fights for Pennsylvania Dog Attack Victims Every Day.

 

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$135,255.27
Monroe County PA

On November 8, 2011, the Monroe County dog attack lawyer obtained approval from a Monroe County Judge to settle a Monroe County dog attack claim for $135,255.27. A little girl’s mother had gone to volunteer for a charity event and had dropped her daughter off at her sister’s home in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Sadly, the aunt’s mixed breed dog was not properly supervised and it mauled the little girl. The Monroe County dog bite victim was taken to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg PA. A plastic surgeon performed surgery on her face. Forty stitches were needed to repair the dog bite facial wounds.

The Monroe County dog attack attorney advised the girl’s mother to have her daughter evaluated by the Monroe County PA board certified plastic surgeon a year after the attack. Fortunately, the initial surgery was so expertly performed that plastic surgery was not required.

After the medical records were obtained, your Monroe County dog bite attorney forwarded them to the defense adjuster along with proof of prior vicious propensities by the mixed breed dog. The attorney for dog bites in Monroe County PA was able to negotiate the PA dog bite settlement without having to file a Monroe County dog attack lawsuit.

The Monroe County dog bite attorney presented a structured settlement annuity plan to Judge Linda Wallach Miller. It provided a tax-free Monroe County dog bite compensation payout of $135,255.27 to be paid by an A+ rated life insurance company.

$117,460.00
Monroe County PA

On Sept. 7, 2012, your Monroe County dog bite attorney received approval from Judge Williamson of the Monroe County Orphans’ Court to settle a Monroe County PA dog bite claim for a total payout of $117,460.00.  The PA dog bite settlement was to be paid to the Monroe County dog attack victim through a structured settlement annuity plan. Tax-free payments will be made to the young girl when she becomes 18, 19, 20 and 21.

On June 16, 2011, the two-year old girl was being babysat by her grandparents in Blakeslee Monroe County PA. Her mother was at a nearby hospital receiving treatment for a medical emergency. The grandparents owned a male black lab that had attacked people numerous times in the past. The dog had even bitten the grandmother two or three times previously. The vicious dog had also attacked a five year old girl.

Unfathomably, the dog owners allowed their dog to interact with the young child without any supervision. The dog bit her in the face and she was rushed to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Due to the severe dog bite facial wounds, the Monroe County dog attack victim was transferred to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was placed under general anesthesia and a plastic surgeon used numerous stitches to close the facial lacerations.

The Monroe County dog bite lawyer was hired on 2/15/12 after he personally met with the dog bite victim and her mother in Tannersville PA. Within 30 days, Attorney Newell sent to the defense adjuster a detailed 5 page legal analysis regarding the PA Dog Law and a potential punitive damage claim on behalf of the Monroe County dog bite victim.

In June of 2012, the Monroe County dog attack attorney sent a thorough settlement demand package to the homeowners’ insurance company. The documents enclosed included medical reports, medical bills and photographs. Soon thereafter, the defense adjuster agreed to pay their liability policy limit. On September 6, 2012, the lawyer for dog bites in Monroe County Pennsylvania filed a Petition for Minor’s Compromise with the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania.

The following day, Judge Williamson signed the Order approving the Monroe County dog attack settlement. This eliminated the necessity of the Monroe County dog attack lawyer having to file a Monroe County dog bite lawsuit versus the little girl’s grandparents. Looking for a Monroe County dog bite injury attorney? Call Attorney Newell at 570-421-0893.

$ 65,000.00                            Monroe County PA

On December 28, 2016, the lawyer for dog attacks in Monroe County PA obtained approval from Judge David L. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas to resolve a Stroudsburg dog bite claim for $65,000.00. Attorney Thomas J. Newell presented the Orphans’ Court Judge with a 9 page Petition for Minor’s Compromise Settlement pursuant to PA R. C. P. No. 2039.

As detailed in the Court filing, a young boy was an invited guest at his friend’s Stroudsburg home. The children began to jump on a trampoline. The family owned a male boxer that had 3 prior dog attacks and, therefore, never should have been allowed to mingle with the children while they were using the trampoline. Inexplicably, the homeowner let the boxer out without any restraints. The vicious dog pursued and attacked the young boy. Multiple bite wounds were found on his buttocks and right leg.

Medical treatment was provided by Pocono Medical Center, the boy’s pediatrician and a Monroe County PA chiropractor. A total of twelve stitches were needed to close the dog bite wounds. A tetanus shot was administered and antibiotics were prescribed to fight off infections. In the meantime, the Monroe County dog attack injury attorney met with the boy’s parents in their Stroudsburg Pennsylvania home.

Once Attorney Newell was hired, he promptly filed a Right-To-Know Request with state officials in Harrisburg PA. The PA Dog Warden Report of George Nixon was obtained. Violations of PA Law were noted, including failing to have the bulldog up-to-date with its rabies vaccination and failing to have the dog currently licensed. These violations, as well as the prior vicious propensities were the center piece of Attorney Newell’s negotiations with the defense adjuster.

The Monroe County PA dog bite accident lawyer successfully argued that the value of his client’s dog attack claim was increased as a result of the reckless conduct on the part of the owners of this vicious bulldog. The parents of the victim were especially happy that the $65,000.00 Monroe County dog bite settlement was obtained without having to file a dog attack lawsuit versus the parents of their son’s friend.

$ 55,000.00                                  Monroe County PA

In April of 2017, the attorney for dog bites in Monroe County successfully concluded a Poconos dog attack settlement for a $55,000.00 payout made by the negligent dog owners’ insurance company. The gentleman worked for a heating oil company that services Monroe County. When it was time to make a delivery, Attorney Newell’s client pulled his truck into the driveway of the home of his Mount Pocono Pennsylvania customers.

The defendant husband walked out to greet him as he walked up towards the house, pulling the heating oil hose to the hook-up location. Soon thereafter, the defendant wife made the erroneous decision to let their dog out without any leash or restraint of any kind. Without warning, the Bangor PA resident was knocked to the ground by this vicious dog. The canine ignored multiple requests by its owner to halt this unprovoked PA dog attack. Finally, the homeowner grabbed a large branch and used it to chase his dog back into the house.

The Monroe County Pennsylvania dog bite victim received medical care on 3 occasions at a Lehigh Valley area Urgent Care facility. A tetanus shot was administered and he was prescribed antibiotics and pain medication. In the meantime, he telephoned the Monroe County dog bite injury lawyer. A free consultation took place at the victim’s employer’s office and Thomas J. Newell, Esquire began the process to accumulate the necessary evidence and documentation.

Unfortunately, the dog attack victim’s symptoms increased and he was referred to the Emergency Department of Easton Hospital. The pain was increasing, he had a fever and was experiencing chills and night sweats. The dog bite wounds were inflamed and possibly infected. Multiple tests were performed and stronger medication was prescribed.

Once the medical care ended, the Monroe County dog bite accident attorney obtained all of his client’s medical bills, medical records and photographs depicting permanent scars on his abdomen. They were sent to the homeowners’ defense adjuster, along with a 12 page demand letter outlining the case for a substantial dog attack settlement. Ultimately, the insurance carrier agreed with Attorney Newell’s analysis and a $55,000.00 payout was made. The client was happy to receive this large payment without the necessity of the Monroe County dog attack injury lawyer having to file a lawsuit versus his customers.

$ 50,000.00                                 Monroe County PA

On July 10, 2017, the Monroe County dog bite accident attorney negotiated a $50,000.00 Monroe County PA dog attack settlement. A Brodheadsville PA woman met a friend to go for a walk. The neighbor decided to bring along her two dogs. Her boxer jumped onto the victim and then the black lab bit her in the thigh. The vicious dog did not give any warning of the unprovoked attack. The dog owner failed to have her canines under control as required by the PA Dog Law.

The Monroe County dog attack victim was driven to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. A board certified plastic surgeon was called in to render expert treatment. The dead tissue was cut away and the surgeon used approximately two dozen stitches to repair the dog bite wounds. Augmentin was prescribed to fight off infection. A follow-up appointment with the surgeon took place after the ER treatment.

Once the sutures were removed, the physician advised her to keep out of the sun for the remainder of the summer, as well as to massage the sites of the dog bite wounds five to six times per day. She then phoned the Monroe County dog attack injury lawyer to review the case. Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided a free consultation at the location of his client’s choice – a meeting room at her employer’s corporate office. He detailed the civil litigation process and detailed his plans to maximize the settlement value of this PA animal attack claim.

It normally takes nine to twelve months for a dog attack wound to fully heal and the scar to mature. Once a year had passed, an appointment was scheduled with the plastic surgeon. Potential surgical options were discussed. However, the likelihood of significant improvement in the appearance of the scar was minimal and, therefore, the Poconos resident decided to conclude her medical care.

The attorney for dog attacks in Monroe County Pennsylvania ordered all of his client’s medical records and bills. He also obtained photographs taken right after the unprovoked dog bite attack and current ones depicting the permanency of the dog bite scars. A thorough settlement demand packet was sent to the dog owner’s insurance company representative. The woman was happy that the $50,000.00 dog bite settlement was obtained without having to sue her friend in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania.

$ 42,500.00                                  Monroe County PA

On March 10, 2014, the Monroe County dog bite lawyer concluded a Monroe County dog bite claim settlement for a total payout of $42,500.00. In June of 2013, a woman was walking her golden retriever in a public park in Bartonsville Pennsylvania. An elderly woman with health issues was walking her two Akitas. She was unable to control the Akitas as they broke free and attacked the golden retriever and its owner.

The owner of the Akitas stood by and did nothing to stop this vicious, unprovoked dog attack. The golden retriever was mauled by the two Akitas and its owner was knocked down and bitten by the Akitas when she tried to rescue the family pet. Fortunately, a man who lived nearby heard the commotion and came running over to help. The Good Samaritan was able to grab the Akitas’ leashes and return them to the defendant’s garage.

The Monroe County PA dog bite victim was taken to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg PA. The ER doctors used six stitches to close the dog bite wounds to her left hand/arm. She was also given a tetanus shot and antibiotics. The Bartonsville Pennsylvania resident returned to PMC for two follow-up visits so the doctors could check the wounds to make sure there were no signs of infection. The Monroe County dog attack victim also endured the taking of an MRI on her left hand to ensure that there was no ligament damage.

Your lawyer for dog bites in Monroe County was hired to represent the PA dog bite victim within a week of this vicious, unprovoked animal attack. Attorney Newell put together a three-page Affidavit from his client detailing all of the facts regarding the attack by the Akitas. This document was forwarded to the PA Dog Warden who agreed with the Monroe County dog accident attorney that PA Dog Law charges should be filed versus the Akitas owner.

On July 15, 2013, the dog owner pled guilty to two charges of harboring a dangerous dog and two charges of failing to confine her dogs. The Monroe County PA dog injury lawyer sent to the defense adjuster photographs showing the permanent scarring caused by the PA dog attack, as well as medical bills, records and a copy of the detailed Affidavit describing the vicious attack. Attorney Thomas J. Newell was very happy to have obtained the Monroe County PA dog bite settlement of $42,500.00 without having to file a Monroe County dog bite lawsuit.

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To what cities and townships in Monroe County PA will the Monroe County dog bite attorney travel?

  • The Monroe County PA dog attack accident lawyer will visit his dog bite clients anywhere in Monroe County, including:
    • Stroudsburg 18360, East Stroudsburg 18301, 18302
    • Mount Pocono 18344, Tobyhanna 18466, Saylorsburg 18353
    • Brodheadsville 18322, Tannersville 18372, Cresco 18326
    • Long Pond 18334, Coolbaugh 18466, Sciota 18354
    • Stroud 18360, Middle Smithfield 18302
    • Delaware Water Gap 18327, Kresgeville 18333
What is the difference between Monroe County personal injury attorneys and Monroe County dog attack attorneys?
  • There are many lawyers who represent car crash or slip and fall victims in Monroe County. Their knowledge of the PA Motor Vehicle Code has nothing to do with the PA Dog Law.
  • The Monroe County dog bite accident lawyer has litigated Pennsylvania dog bite claims all over PA. In fact, he has represented PA dog attack victims in 27 different Pennsylvania Counties.
  • The Monroe County dog attack attorney has represented many Monroe County dog bite victims over the course of his 36 year legal career.
  • Doesn’t your PA dog bite claim deserve to be handled by a Monroe County dog attack lawyer who is fighting for dog attack victims every day?
  • Call 570-421-0893 today to personally speak with a Monroe County dog bite injury lawyer who will analyze how the PA Dog Law applies to your dog bite claim.

Who is the Monroe County PA Dog Warden?

  • George Nixon – who can be contacted at 570-629-1099.
  • The lawyer for dog bites in Monroe County Pennsylvania urges you to contact the Pennsylvania Dog Warden as soon as possible after your Monroe County dog attack.
  • Attorney Newell suggests that you provide the Monroe County PA Dog Warden with photographs of your dog attack injuries, medical bills and any medical records you may have obtained from Pocono Medical Center and/or your family doctor.
  • The Monroe County dog bite lawyer does accompany his Monroe County dog attack clients to District Justice Hearings if the negligent dog owners have been cited for violating the dog laws of Pennsylvania.

 

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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Monroe County Dog Attack Attorney Obtains $55,000.00 Settlement

On 4/25/17, your lawyer for dog attacks in Monroe County procured a $55,000.00 dog bite settlement after a serviceman was viciously attacked by a homeowners’ mixed breed dog in the fall of 2016. The Bangor Pennsylvania resident alighted from his oil delivery truck to provide heating oil to his customers. Inexplicably, one of the property owners allowed their dog to go outside without any leash or restraint and it immediately attacked the defenseless man. The Monroe County PA dog bite attorney provided a free home consultation to the dog bite victim. As soon as his client’s medical care concluded, he obtained the medical records and negotiated the $55,000.00 dog attack payout within 6 months of this unprovoked Mount Pocono dog bite attack.

Monroe County Dog Bite Lawyer Advises Dog Owner

On 9/1/19, your Monroe County PA dog bite attorney provided a free consultation to a man whose dog was bit by a neighbor’s unleashed dog while he and his dog were on their driveway. Attorney Newell advised the dog owner to make a telephone call to the negligent dog owner and request that she reimburse him for the $400.00 vet bill he incurred. If she refuses, the Poconos dog attack lawyer suggested that the gentlemen file a claim with the local Monroe County District Justice.