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    Northampton County
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
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Archive for August, 2021

How Much Is My PA Dog Attack Case Worth?

Posted on: August 15th, 2021  padog

There are 4 key components when discussing the value of a PA dog bite claim:

  1.   Legal responsibility of the dog owner
  2.   Insurance coverage
  3.   Objective indisputable injuries
  4.   Quality of your PA Dog Bite Attorney

Evidence of being bitten by a dog isn’t enough to bring a personal injury claim in Pennsylvania. Your PA dog attack lawyer must prove that the dog owner was negligent and/or violated the PA Dog Law.  PA is not a strict liability state.

The next key issue is identifying insurance coverage for the negligent dog owner. PA does not require a homeowner, renter and/or a dog owner to have liability insurance coverage. Attorney Thomas J. Newell‘s 40 years of experience has resulted in his conclusion that at least 90-95% of the negligent renters he comes across are uninsured. Filing a PA dog attack lawsuit vs. a renter who is not insured is not a sound economic decision.

Assuming there is an applicable insurance policy, the defense adjuster awaits proof that the dog bite victim incurred objective injuries that are not in dispute. Did the dog attack wounds require stitches, staples, surgery, injections and/or a hospital admission? Did the victim need to receive painful rabies injections?

The final component to discuss is the experience and expertise of your PA dog bite lawyer. An insurance adjuster closely evaluates your attorney based upon these criteria:

  1. How many years of personal injury litigation experience?
  2. Does your attorney focus his/her practice in representing PA dog attack victims – like Attorney Newell?
  3. Do they settle every case no matter what the offer or, like Attorney Thomas J. Newell, have they tried to verdict over 100 cases?
  4. What is their track record of obtaining payouts of $100,000.00 or more for their dog bite clients? Your Pennsylvania dog attack attorney has nearly 50 such settlements.

Mauled in a PA dog attack case? Call the PA dog attack lawyer now @ 800-980 -4842. All of Attorney Thomas J. Newell‘s clients receive a free home consultation.