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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
  • EASTON, PA
    Northampton County
    Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
    610-258-6470
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    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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$ 115,000.00                  Northampton County PA

On May 31, 2017, your Northampton County dog attack lawyer obtained a Lehigh Valley dog bite settlement of $115,000.00 for a Nazareth PA young woman. On the night of the unprovoked dog attack, she was an invited guest at a friend’s Memorial Day Weekend party. Once she arrived, one of the guests invited to her pose for a picture with the family pet. Suddenly, and without any warning, the adult male dog jumped up and bit her in the face.

Inexplicably, the homeowners advised the young girl that the dog bite wounds “weren’t that bad” and did not require medical attention. After she awoke the next day, the dog bite victim forwarded a photograph of her face to her mother. She was immediately picked up by her parent and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. The dog bite wounds were cleansed and x-rays were taken of her nasal bones.

Three days after this unprovoked Pennsylvania dog attack, the young lady was examined by an Allentown area plastic surgeon. Since the facial wound had already started the healing process, the physician felt that an immediate surgical procedure was not appropriate.

The following day, your Northampton County dog attack injury lawyer met with the dog bite victim and her mother in the comfort of their Nazareth PA home. Attorney Newell discussed with them his experiences with past dog attack clients of his that had sustained facial dog bite wounds. He advised her to follow the surgeon’s advice regarding avoiding exposure to sun while the facial lacerations were healing.

Thomas J. Newell, Esquire immediately began his investigation into the unprovoked PA dog attack. The dog owners did not have their dog up-to-date with its rabies vaccination, nor was it currently licensed. In addition, the defendants’ son admitted that the dog had previously bitten other girls. The attorney for dog bites in Northampton County PA aggressively brought these problems to the attention of the dog owners’ insurance carrier.

In the meantime, the young woman had several follow-up appointments with the Lehigh Valley plastic surgeon. He suggested that she begin a treatment therapy that would include steroid injections. A second opinion was obtained from a Philadelphia area specialist who was uncertain as to whether scar revision and excision surgery would improve the appearance of the facial scar. Ultimately, a decision was made to forego surgery/injections at this time.

The Northampton County dog bite accident attorney ordered and received all of his client’s medical records, medical bills and photographs taken shortly after the vicious dog attack. He then arranged a meeting with the defense adjuster, his client and himself. Current photographs of the facial scar were taken. The insurance carrier’s representative agreed with Attorney Thomas J. Newell that his client was well spoken and would make a good witness at trial. The lawyer for dog attacks in Northampton County Pennsylvania was able to obtain the $115,000.00 dog attack settlement shortly thereafter.

$ 71,107.48                        Northampton County PA

On May 2, 2011, the Northampton County dog bite lawyer concluded an ABE dog attack settlement for $71,107.48. In May of 2010, a female employee of the U.S. Postal Service was delivering mail to a residence in Northampton Pennsylvania. The homeowners owned a boxer that pushed open the front screen door and attacked her. The mail carrier used her mailbag to beat off the boxer. Finally, one of the residents was able to get the vicious dog under control and put it inside the home.

Shockingly, another one of the defendants’ dogs got loose and pursued the Northampton County dog attack victim as she was trying to seek refuge in her mail truck. The Bethlehem PA resident was treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital for dog bite wounds to her legs the day of the dog attack, as well as three days later. Unfortunately, the dog bite lacerations to her right thigh became infected and she was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital for three days.

Doctors performed surgery to remove some dead tissue and she was given antibiotics via IVs. Upon her release, the Northampton County dog bite victim had multiple visits with her orthopedic surgeon. The areas of the dog bite wounds were either supersensitive to the touch or were totally numb and without sensation.

The attorney for dog bite claims in Northampton County joined the dog bite victim’s husband and suggested that his client follow-up with a mental health specialist. She could not interact with any dogs, including their family pet – a Golden Doodle. Ultimately, the USPS employee was able to overcome her physical injuries, as well as her emotional issues in dealing with dogs. The injuries sustained in this Northampton County PA dog attack caused the Lehigh Valley resident to miss almost three months of work.

Once the postal employee returned to work and concluded her medical care, the Northampton County dog attack lawyer ordered and obtained the complete medical records file. Attorney Newell forwarded photographs and the medical documentation to the defense adjuster. His client was very happy that the Northampton County dog bite claim was settled without the necessity of testifying in court about her ordeal.

$40,000.00
Northampton County PA

In February of 1997, the Northampton County dog attack attorney negotiated a $40,000.00 Northampton County dog bite claim settlement. A young girl was walking with her family in Bethlehem Pennsylvania when a man passed them with his dogs. He was not able to control one of them and it jumped up and bit her in the face without any provocation.

The Northampton County dog bite victim was taken to Muhlenberg Hospital Center. Doctors applied stitches to close the dog attack facial wounds. The Northampton County dog bite injury attorney counseled the girl’s parents to have her facial scar evaluated by a board certified Lehigh Valley plastic surgeon. Fortunately, follow-up plastic surgery was not required.

Meanwhile, the defendant’s homeowners insurance company was refusing to make a fair settlement offer. The lawyer for dog bites in Northampton County PA hired a private investigator to research the background of this vicious dog to see if it had attacked others. The Northampton County dog bite attorney then filed a PA dog bite lawsuit with the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas in Easton PA.

After depositions of the victim, the dog owner and witnesses were taken, the Northampton County dog bite lawyer was able to convince the dog owner’s insurance carrier to pay the $40,000.00 dog bite compensation payment. This settlement was approved by a Northampton County Court of Common Pleas Judge.

$ 39,000.00                         Northampton County PA

In June of 2009, the Northampton County dog bite attorney concluded a $39,000.00 Northampton County dog attack settlement. In the spring of 2008, a Freemansburg PA resident had just finished walking her Siberian Husky. As they were approaching her front door, two unleashed dogs – a pit bull and a German Shepherd – came charging onto her property. These unsupervised dogs began to attack her Husky.  As she tried to rescue her dog, the woman was bitten and hit her left hand on the sidewalk as she tried to break her fall.

Once her Siberian Husky was safely secured in her home, the Northampton County dog attack victim was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital. The ER doctor identified a broken bone in her left hand. He also thoroughly cleaned the dog bite wounds and administered a tetanus shot. When examined by an orthopedic specialist two weeks later, her symptoms were: altered sensation to the touch, reduced range of motion, decreased flexion and extension, along with a significant amount of swelling. When the Northampton County resident last saw her hand specialist, he noted that she still suffered from some residual nerve irritation and tenderness around the site of the fracture.

The lawyer for dog bites in Northampton County, as well as her husband, urged the dog attack victim to seek mental health counseling after this vicious dog mauling. Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder lasted for approximately six months and her mental health outlook significantly improved. Adding to her recovery was the fact that her husband built a fence for the entire backyard which prevented unleashed dogs from gaining access to their property.

In the meantime, the Northampton County dog bite injury attorney was doing everything possible to maximize the legal claim versus the negligent dog owner. Attorney Newell assisted PA Dog Warden Kathy Andrews in the prosecution of the man who allowed his dogs to run loose in the development. The Northampton County dog bite accident lawyer provided Ms. Andrews with PA court rulings for a hearing before the District Justice in Bethlehem Township Pennsylvania. The dog owner was found guilty of violating the PA Dog Law.

Likewise, his appeal to the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas was unsuccessful. The Northampton County dog bite accident attorney was able to use the convictions of Harboring a Dangerous Dog and Failure to Confine the dogs against the defendant. This maximized the Northampton County dog bite settlement payout. A successful dog attack compensation plan was agreed to. This negated the necessity of the lawyer for dog attacks in Northampton County having to file a PA dog bite lawsuit.

$ 36,000.00                       Northampton County PA

On November 2, 2017, the lawyer for dog bites in Northampton County PA received approval from Judge Edward G. Smith to conclude a $36,000.00 Lehigh Valley dog attack settlement. A year earlier, a 12 year old girl was visiting her friend in Walnutport Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the homeowners had failed to inform the girl’s father that their family dog, a Chow, had a history of prior aggressive acts.

The vicious dog pursued and attacked the young girl, biting her face, hand and legs. Physicians at Palmerton Hospital needed around 20 stitches to close the facial dog bite wounds. Fortunately, the animal bite wounds healed without any sign of infection. Soon thereafter, the girl’s father contacted Attorney Newell’s office. The Northampton County dog attack injury attorney provided the family with a free home consultation in the comfort of their Duncannon PA residence. Legal issues regarding the PA Dog Law were discussed and plans were developed to have the PA dog bite victim examined by a plastic surgeon.

Eight months after the unprovoked dog attack, the young girl met with a facial wound care specialist. The physician was pleased with the progress of her recovery and it was determined that scar revision surgery was not necessary. Thomas J. Newell, Esq. ordered the girl’s medical records, bills and current photographs. The Northampton County dog bite accident lawyer sent the homeowners insurance carrier a detailed legal analysis which included a claim for punitive damages.

Attorney Newell argued that it was reckless for the owners of the Chow to not inform the girl’s parents of the vicious nature of the dog. At a minimum, the Chow should have been locked up in a dog cage. Once the insurance carrier agreed with his position, the $36,000.00 PA dog bite settlement was quickly agreed upon. The Northampton County PA dog bite injury attorney provided the Court with a 6 page Minor’s Compromise Petition, as well as numerous exhibits. The girl’s parents were happy that their attorney was able to settle the PA dog attack claim without having to file a lawsuit in Easton Pennsylvania.

$$$$$                                 Northampton County PA

In the summer of 2016, your attorney for dog attacks in Northampton County PA settled a Lehigh Valley dog bite claim. Nearly two years earlier, a worker arrived at a Bath, Pennsylvania residence to perform some home remodeling work requested by the homeowners. He observed the defendants’ pit bull outside and immediately went inside to start his project.

Shockingly, the dog owners let their pit bull into their home without any restraint or supervision; they even failed to tell the worker. The pit bull attacked the man without any provocation. Fortunately, he only suffered two minor facial injuries which did not require surgery or stitches. Once the medical care had ended and the workers’ compensation lien documents were procured, the Northampton County dog bite injury lawyer was able to negotiate a fair settlement with the pit bull owners’ liability insurance company.

$$$$$                                  Northampton County PA

On May 17, 2014, the attorney for dog attacks in Northampton County PA settled a Northampton County dog bite case. In September of 2013, a United States Postal Service employee was delivering mail in Nazareth PA. As he was walking up the sidewalk to deliver mail to a residence, the homeowner came outside with her two dogs on a leash.

Instead of waiting for the mail carrier to complete the delivery before coming near him with her dogs, the impatient dog owner passed right by him and her aggressive dogs lunged out and bit his right leg. The Nazareth PA dog bite victim was treated at both Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.

The Northampton County Dog Warden, Kathy Andrews, investigated this unprovoked dog bite attack. The PA Dog Warden discovered that the rabies vaccination last administered to the vicious dogs had expired a year before the Northampton County dog attack took place.

The lawyer for dog attacks in Northampton County PA informed the defense adjuster that his client would be able to seek punitive damages versus the dog owner as a result of her failure to comply with Section 455.8 of the Pennsylvania Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act. Attorney Newell forwarded current photographs, medical records and billing statements to the defense adjuster. The Northampton County dog attack injury lawyer was able to obtain the settlement without having to file a Northampton County dog bite lawsuit.

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In March of 2013, the Northampton County dog bite lawyer settled a Northampton County dog attack claim. A 42 year old woman was jogging through her Bethlehem Township Pennsylvania development with her son riding next to her on his bicycle. A mixed breed dog came running out onto the street unleashed and unrestrained. The dog owner was nowhere in sight and the Northampton County dog attack victim had to fend off the vicious dog by herself.

The Northampton County resident was treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital. The PA dog bite victim was given a tetanus shot, antibiotics and the dog bite wounds to her buttocks were cleaned. The Northampton County dog bite accident attorney was hired six days after this unprovoked dog attack. Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained the medical records from Lehigh Valley Hospital, as well as the billing statements and photographs of the dog attack wounds.

In a settlement demand package to the dog owner’s insurance company, the Northampton County dog attack lawyer made the legal argument that punitive damages could be claimed by the Northampton County dog bite victim. The dog owner had not properly inoculated his mixed breed dog with the rabies vaccination. Therefore, he was in violation of the Pennsylvania Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act.

The Northampton County dog attack attorney was able to successfully settle the Pa dog bite claim without having to file a Northampton County dog attack lawsuit versus his client’s negligent neighbor. The Northampton County dog bite victim was also relieved to not have to testify at a deposition and/or trial regarding this terrifying dog attack.

$$$$$                                 Northampton County PA

In the winter of 2011, the attorney for dog bites in Northampton County settled a Northampton County dog attack case. A woman was walking in Bethlehem Pennsylvania when she saw a man and his boxer. After asking permission to pet the dog, she knelt down next to it and began to scratch and pet the boxer. When she was ready to leave, she bent over to give the dog a kiss and it bit her in the face.

The Northampton County dog attack victim was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was given a local anesthesia and the emergency room doctor used several stitches to close the dog bite wound over her upper lip. Another facial dog attack laceration was cleaned and closed with the use of Steri-strips. She was required to use anti-infection prescription medication. The Lehigh Valley resident followed up with her family doctor. Fortunately, no infection developed.

The Northampton County dog bite accident lawyer engaged in very difficult settlement negotiations with the dog owner’s homeowners insurance company. They took the position that the dog bite victim’s own negligence caused the dog attack because she “invaded the dog’s space” by getting too close. The defense argued that it was a poor decision to get so close to the face of a strange dog. Ultimately, the Northampton County dog attack injury attorney persuaded the defense adjuster to make a Northampton County dog bite compensation payout.

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What characteristics would be important when evaluating Northampton County dog attack lawyers?

  • Your Northampton County dog bite claim deserves to be handled by an experienced personal injury litigator. The Northampton County dog bite injury lawyer has been handling PA personal injury claims since 1981.
  • Any Pennsylvania attorney can claim they represent personal injury victims. Your Northampton County dog attack lawyer has represented Pennsylvania dog bite injury claimants in 25 different PA Counties.
  • When a client hires a law firm, they have no control over who actually litigates their PA dog attack claim. Your Northampton County dog attack attorney is a solo practitioner – all of his dog bite clients receive the benefit of his 34 years of legal experience.
  • Call the Northampton County dog bite attorney today to set up your free home consultation anywhere in the Lehigh Valley

 

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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Northampton County Dog Attack Attorney Concludes $215,606.77 Settlement

On August 18, 2017, your lawyer for dog bites in Northampton County PA finalized a $215,606.77 dog bite settlement on behalf of a Lehigh Valley resident. At a June 27, 2017 hearing before Judge Anthony S. Beltram in Easton PA, Attorney Newell provided the Judge with a 10 page Minor’s Compromise Petition. This legal pleading described a June of 2015 pit bull attack that resulted in serious injuries to his client’s chest. In order to maximize the financial recovery for his Bethlehem PA client, the PA dog attack attorney obtained the Judge’s approval to invest her net recovery into a tax-free structured settlement annuity.

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Northampton County Dog Bite Attorney Hired

On 6/16/17, the Northampton County dog attack attorney was hired by a mother and her daughter after they were attacked by the neighbor’s pit bull. Attorney Newell met with the two victims and obtained detailed information regarding their injuries and the specifics of the unprovoked pit bull attack. The Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer also spoke with the Northampton County PA Dog Warden concerning PA Dog Law charges that will be brought versus the irresponsible pit bull owners.

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Northampton County Dog Bite Lawyer Provides Free Consult

On 1/23/17, your Northampton County dog attack lawyer provided a free consultation to a woman who was recently mauled by a Doberman Pinscher. Her family had agreed to adopt a dog from a Lehigh Valley rescue organization. Several days after the adoption took place, they had the Doberman examined at a Northampton County vet office.

At that time, the owner of the rescue club admitted that the dog had a history of prior attacks. Nonetheless, the woman decided to take the dog home. Unfortunately, she was bitten in the face two days later and needed nearly 20 stitches to close the dog attack wounds.

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Northampton County Dog Bite Attorney Assists PA Dog Law Prosecution

On 11/12/15, the Northampton County dog attack attorney attended a District Justice Hearing in Bethlehem Township PA. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was prosecuting negligent Easton PA dog owners pursuant to the PA Dog Law.

On July 14, 2015, their golden retriever had attacked an Easton resident as she was walking her dog on a sidewalk. The PA Dog Warden for Northampton County, Kathy Andrews, headed up the investigation. The lawyer for dog bites in Northampton County PA supplied the PA Dog Warden with a legal case decision regarding strict liability on the part of dog owners to confine their dogs.

The defendants were found guilty of failing to confine their dog and failing to have it properly vaccinated for rabies. Attorney Thomas J. Newell believes that this conviction and the accompanying fines will cause the negligent Easton dog owners to properly confine their dog in the future.