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    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
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    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
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    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
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    Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951

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If a dog attacks a person in PA, will it be put down?

Posted on: October 26th, 2019  padog

If an unleashed dog pursues and bites someone in Pennsylvania, there are only 2 circumstances that would require euthanasia of the attacking dog:  If the human being was killed or if the dog was found to be dangerous by a judge after a prior attack and the instant dog bite was unprovoked.

The Pennsylvania dog attack attorney has assisted many PA Dog Wardens in the prosecution of Harboring a Dangerous Dog citations pursuant to Section 502 (A) of the PA Dog Law. Once a dog owner has been found guilty of this charge, there are multiple requirements/restrictions placed upon them. The dog must be neutered/spayed. The vicious canine must be muzzled anytime it is in public. A microchip is required to be implanted. An annual fee is required. Warning signs must be posted on the dog owner’s property. Liability insurance must be purchased.

The PA dog bite injury lawyer has served the legal needs of PA personal injury claimants for nearly 4 decades. Dog attack victims from 31 different Pennsylvania Counties have chosen Attorney Thomas J. Newell to serve as their legal representative. Personal injury attorneys have referred their dog bite cases to the Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer. Attorney Newell provides free home consultations to Pennsylvania dog bite victims. Speak with him today @ 800-980-4842.

How Much Do Insurance Carriers Pay For Dog Bites?

Posted on: September 7th, 2019  padog

If the  negligent dog owner owns his home and has homeowner’s insurance or is a renter with renter’s insurance, your lawyer for dog bite attacks in Pennsylvania will be dealing with an insurance defense adjuster. One of the first things that the professional evaluator will do is check on the qualifications of your lawyer.  Key questions include:

  • Is the victim’s attorney a “jack-of-all-trades” or is he someone who only represents PA personal injury victims?
  • What is the attorney’s experience and has he/she tried to verdict dozens and dozens of cases?
  • How many PA dog attack cases has he/she resolved and for how much?

Who represents you plays a big part in the defense’s perception of case value. If the attorney presenting the Pennsylvania dog attack claim is young or has little experience in dog bite litigation, why would the insurance company pay anywhere near “full value”?

The PA dog attack lawyer has been representing Pennsylvania personal injury victims for 38 years! He has served as legal counsel for dog bite victims in 31 different PA Counties. Attorney Newell obtains millions of dollars for his dog attack clients each and every year. When the defense doesn’t offer a fair value for the dog attack injuries, Thomas J. Newell files a lawsuit versus the negligent dog owner. Not surprisingly, the insurance carriers are frequently anxious to come to the negotiating table to avoid further litigation.

Searching for the right legal advice regarding Pennsylvania dog bite law? Call Attorney Newell today at 1-800-980-4842.  Your PA dog bite attorney provides a free HOME consultation anywhere in PA.


How Long After a Dog Attack Can I Sue?

Posted on: August 11th, 2019  padog

An adult (aged 18 and older) attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania has 2 years from the date of the dog bite to file a lawsuit in the correct county and provide the proper paperwork to the Sheriff’s Office for service. Your attorney for dog attacks in PA must have the necessary knowledge and experience to make all possible legal claims in the Complaint.

The failure to comply with these requirements will eliminate any potential legal case you may have. The Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer has represented dog attack victims in 31 different PA counties. He has filed countless lawsuits on behalf of PA dog bite victims over the course of his 38 year career. Attorney Newell has been a leader in pushing the legal boundaries to obtain maximum legal recoveries for his clients.

The Statute of Limitations for minors in Pennsylvania is a more complex issue. The non-economic personal injury portion of the victim’s claim extends until the date of their 20th birthday. However, economic claims for medical bills may, in some circumstances, be subject to a 2 year S of L. It is critical that you consult with an experienced PA dog bite injury attorney regarding these issues.

Thomas J. Newell, Esquire may be reached 7 days a week at 800-980-4842.  Don’t hesitate to call today.  Visit his website   Follow him on Twitter @

Can I Make a Claim After a Dog Attacked Me in PA?

Posted on: June 22nd, 2019  padog

There is no “strict liability” in PA regarding a dog attack. In order for a Pennsylvania dog bite injury attorney to have the legal basis to make a dog bite claim, they must be able to prove that the dog owner acted in a negligent fashion and/or violated the PA Dog Law. Negligence is a legal theory based upon someone’s duty to act in a certain way and their inability to do so.

The PA Dog Law is a Pennsylvania Statute that provides strict guidelines for PA dog owners to follow. The law does not allow exceptions or excuses. Dog owners must follow the requirements 100% of the time. Section 305 mandates that a dog owner must always confine their canine either:  1) in their premises, 2) on a leash, or 3) in a hunting situation under the specific control/command of the hunter. Your lawyer for dog bite attacks in Pennsylvania frequently uses that particular statute in prosecuting claims versus non-law abiding dog owners. Read More

Why Do I Need a PA Dog Bite Lawyer?

Posted on: June 1st, 2019  padog

The dog owner hopefully is either insured by a renter’s liability policy or a homeowner’s insurance policy. Their representative is 100% committed to solely representing the best interests of the dog owner and insurance carrier. The adjuster’s job performance is based upon two criteria:  1) how quickly they can settle the case and, 2) for how little money they can resolve the claim. The insurance company representative is not your friend, but your enemy.

As a lawyer for dog bites in PA, my job is not to just even out the “playing field,” it is to tilt it in your favor to the maximum the law allows. Attorney Thomas J. Newell has been representing Pennsylvania personal injury victims since 1981. He has served as legal counsel to PA dog bite victims in 31 different Pennsylvania Counties! Shouldn’t your case be handled by a PA dog bite attorney with that level of experience and expertise? Read More

Who is Liable in a PA Dog Attack?

Posted on: May 13th, 2019  padog

The PA Dog Law identifies multiple people who could be responsible if you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania. The first potential defendant would be the individual identified in the dog registration documents as the “title owner.” Insurance companies that represent the owner listed on the dog license would either be responsible via a homeowner’s insurance policy or a renter’s insurance policy.

As a Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer, I know that there are other potential sources of legal responsibility. If a homeowner or renter permits another person’s dog to be at their residence, they could also potentially be accountable for your injuries. This liability could even, in some circumstances, apply if the dog owner is just visiting with his canine. Other potential areas of financial recovery would be against a dog sitter, dog walker or dog trainer.

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Allentown Man & His Terrier Attacked in Allentown

Posted on: May 7th, 2015  padog

On May 6, 2015, your Pennsylvania dog attack attorney, Thomas J. Newell, Esq. provided a free consultation to a man whose Jack Russell terrier was nearly mauled to death by 2 unrestrained pit bulls. The two pit bulls crawled under a fence and cornered the terrier in its own backyard.


One pit bull bit down on the terrier’s neck while the other pit bull clamped down on one of its legs. The heroic dog owner put his personal safety in jeopardy when he came to the terrier’s rescue and pulled the pit bulls off of his dog. He was bitten multiple times on his hand during the rescue.

Stitches were needed to close the dog bite wounds. PA Dog Warden, Orlando Aguirre is investigating for possible PA Dog Law violations. Searching for dog bite injury lawyers in PA? Call Attorney Thomas J. Newell at 1-800-980-4842 to set up your free HOME consultation.  Visit his website   Follow him on Twitter @

Monroe County Dog Bite Victim Calls Attorney Newell

Posted on: March 30th, 2015  padog

On March 27, 2015, PA dog bite lawyer Thomas J. Newell, reviewed a Monroe County dog attack case with a man from Saylorsburg, PA. He was walking his Cane Corso on a leash when a neighbor’s unrestrained dogs came running out and pursued the man and his pet.


The Monroe County PA dog bite victim was knocked down and bitten by an unleashed blue pit bull. He sustained a large laceration to his leg which was treated at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA. Because there was no proof of rabies vaccination, the PA dog attack victim was given 13 rabies shots.

Looking for a free home consultation with PA dog attack lawyers? Call Attorney Newell today at 1-800-980-4842. Visit his website of   Follow him on Twitter @

5th Dog Attack in Poconos

Posted on: March 10th, 2015  padog

On March 8, 2015, your PA dog attack attorney received a telephone call from a family whose 6 year son was attacked by a neighbor’s dog. This dog had allegedly bitten 4 people in the past. Unfortunately, it appears that no one had reported the negligent dog owner to the Monroe County Dog Warden.


This unprovoked attack should have been avoided, but the dog owner failed to prevent his dog from escaping out the front door and pursuing the Monroe County dog attack victim.

Searching for PA dog bite lawyers? Call Attorney Newell today for a free HOME consultation at 1-800-980-4842. For information concerning his 34 years of experience, visit his website of   Follow him on Twitter @

Attorney Newell Obtains $202,695.95 for Carbon County Dog Attack Victim

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015  padog

On January 22, 2015, your Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer concluded a dog bite injury settlement by obtaining a $202,695.95 payout for an Albrightsville, PA teenager. In the spring of 2014, he had been skateboarding in Carbon County when 2 unrestrained pit bulls surrounded him. One of the pit bulls attacked the innocent victim, biting him multiple times on his back.


Doctors at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital used over a dozen stitches to close the dog bite wounds. The Carbon County dog attack victim was given a tetanus shot, as well as anti-infection medication. Once his medical care ended, the PA dog bite claim settlement was concluded just 7 months after the unprovoked attack.

In need of a dog bite injury lawyer in Pennsylvania? Searching for the right legal advice regarding Pennsylvania dog bite law? Call Attorney Newell today at 1-800-980-4842. Your PA dog bite injury attorney provides a free HOME consultation anywhere in PA. Read about Attorney Newell’s PA dog bite settlement amounts at Follow him on Twitter @