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    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
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    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
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Need Help With a Dog Bite?

Posted on: March 11th, 2022  padog

Pennsylvania Dog Attack Cases Only


Free Home Visit

  • What could be easier than having the PA dog attack lawyer visit you in the comfort of your house?
  • No need to drive to a law office, sit in a reception room, meet with staff and wait for a lawyer to spend a few minutes with you.
  • Call the PA animal attack attorney today @ 800-980-4842.

Hiring a “Dog Attack Lawyer Near Me?”

Posted on: March 5th, 2022  padog

Free Home Consultation

  • The PA dog bite lawyer provides a free HOME consultation to all of his clients no matter where they live in Pennsylvania.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell has had the honor of representing dog attack victims in 34 different PA Counties!


PA Dog Bite Cases Only

What Can You Do If Your Neighbor’s Dog Attacks You?

Posted on: February 25th, 2022  padog

Medical Treatment

  1. Promptly go to the nearest hospital.
  2. Medical care is essential if the vicious dog’s teeth broke through your skin.
  3. When was the last time you had a tetanus shot?
  4. Take all medications prescribed by the doctor to their completion.


  1. If possible, communicate with the dog owner regarding their dog’s rabies vaccination status.
  2. Do not accept as the complete truth a non-verified verbal claim by your neighbor that their vicious canine is up-to-date with its vaccinations.
  3. Request to see the actual vaccine documents and/or get permission to talk to the vet’s staff.

Document Your Injuries

  1. Take photos before and after the medical treatment.
  2. If you are able to do so safely, photograph and/or videotape the dangerous dog owned by your neighbor


  1. Report the dog attack to the PA Dog Warden for your County.
  2. Call the PA dog attack attorney at 800-980-4842.
  3. Put Thomas J. Newell‘s 41 years of litigation experience to work for you.
  4. The lawyer for PA dog bite injuries provides a free HOME consultation for all of his dog attack clients.

Looking for a “Dog Bite Lawyer Near Me?”

Posted on: February 18th, 2022  padog
  • THE PA dog attack lawyer travels all over the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to represent injured dog bite victims.
  • What could be easier than speaking with Attorney Newell personally over the phone and then inviting him to come to meet with you in your residence?
  • By providing a free HOME consult, the Pennsylvania dog bite injury attorney puts the convenience of the client first.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell knows how traumatic a vicious dog attack can be.
  • Meeting with the lawyer for dog bites in PA in the comfort of your home will ease the mental stress of hiring an attorney to serve your legal needs.
  • Frequently, family members have additional insight into the facts of the unprovoked dog attack, as well as detailed information concerning the victim’s injuries.
  • The PA dog bite attack lawyer welcomes the opportunity to speak with all family members who have relevant information.
  • Call Attorney Newell today at 800-980-4842.

Need a “PA Dog Attack Attorney Near Me”?

Posted on: February 12th, 2022  padog
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell provides a free home consultation to his PA dog bite clients.
  • What could be more convenient than to have the PA dog bite lawyer sit down with you at your kitchen table to discuss your case with you?
  • If the scene of the unprovoked dog attack is nearby, he will personally view it with you.
  • If your child has been bitten, it is always much easier for them to talk with Attorney Newell in the familiar surroundings of their home rather than at an intimidating law office.
  • Why go through the hassle of travel, parking and sitting in a waiting room when the lawyer for dog bite injuries will come to you?
  • Call Attorney Thomas J. Newell today @ 800-980-4842.

What Powers Do PA Dog Wardens Have?

Posted on: February 4th, 2022  padog

A Pennsylvania Dog Warden has many powers including:

  1. Request the name and address of anyone who the PA Dog Warden suspects has violated the PA Dog Law;
  2. Investigate all potential PA Dog Law violations;
  3. Cite and prosecute any Pennsylvania dog owner who the PA Dog Warden believes has violated the PA Dog Law, including:
    a. Section 305 – Failure to Confine
    b. Section 502-A – Harboring a Dangerous Dog
  4. Request a District Justice to subpoena all eyewitnesses to testify on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania concerning a PA Dog Law Citation;
  5. Request all documents regarding licensing and proof of rabies vaccination from any dog owner within the Dog Warden’s County;
  6. Cite and prosecute any PA dog owner who fails to provide proof of rabies vaccination as required in the PA Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act a/k/a “The Rabies Act.”
  7. Seize and detain any dog that is running loose and not under the control of a competent person as required by the PA Dog Law.

The PA dog attack attorney has worked with many PA Dog Wardens throughout Pennsylvania to help obtain convictions for cases involving his dog bite victims. Call Attorney Thomas J. Newell today @ 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation.



What Does a PA Dog Warden Do?

Posted on: January 29th, 2022  padog

The duties of a PA Dog Warden include:

  1. Enforcing, issuing citations and prosecuting PA Dog Law violations in District Justice Courts;
  2. Enforcing, issuing citations and prosecuting the “PA Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act” violations in District Justice Courts;
  3. Investigating PA dog attacks and enforcing the 10-day quarantine for attacking dogs;
  4. Seizing and detaining all dogs running at large and not under the control of their owners in violation of Section 302 – Failure to Confine;
  5. Maintaining a registry of dogs found to be dangerous under Section 502-A of the PA Dog Law in their County, as well as performing an annual inspection of all “dangerous dogs” within their PA County;
  6. Enforcing kennel licensing and regulations set forth in the PA Dog Law by at least 2 inspections each year of every licensed kennel in their Pennsylvania County; and,
  7. Provide educational services about dog ownership.

Attacked by a dog in PA? You deserve the opportunity to be represented by a PA dog attack lawyer who fights for dog bite victims 365 days a year!

Can I Sue for my Medical Bills After a PA Dog Attack?

Posted on: January 15th, 2022  padog

Under the PA Dog law, Pennsylvania dog bite victims have the ability to sue negligent dog owners for the full amount of their medical bills. Many homeowners insurance companies will only agree to pay the amount of your out-of-pocket expenses. Do not agree to that!

The attorney for dog attacks in PA has successfully won court cases granting his clients medical bill recoveries for the total amount of the bills. Judge John M. Morganelli of Northampton County, Judge William T. Tully of Dauphin County and Judge Andrea Marceca Strong of York County all have ruled in favor of Attorney Thomas J. Newell‘s PA dog bite victims.

Searching for a PA dog bite law firm? Put Attorney Newell‘s 41 years of personal injury litigation experience to work for you. He has had the honor of representing Pennsylvania dog attack victims in 34 different PA Counties. Call him today @ 800-980-4842. Free home consultations are provided for all clients no matter where they live in Pennsylvania.

How the PA Dog Bite Attorney Obtained a $101,000.00 Insurance Policy Limit Settlement

Posted on: December 27th, 2021  padog

In December of 2021, a York County Orphans’ Court Judge approved a $101,000.00 settlement for a York County dog attack case. Attorney Thomas J. Newell‘s methodical process worked to perfection. This maximum insurance policy payout was obtained without even having to file a York County dog bite lawsuit!

The PA Dog attack lawyer obtained information sufficient to prove that the Defendants’ German Shepherd mix had initiated not one but 2 prior unprovoked attacks. This evidence was pivotal in making the dog owner’s homeowners insurance company very worried about a potential Punitive Damage Claim. Attorney Newell has successfully fought off defendants’ attempts to have Punitive Damage Counts thrown out by Trial Judges in Dauphin County, Chester County, Northampton County, Monroe County, York County and Carbon County.

Your Pennsylvania dog bite attorney used his past settlements of $100,000.00 or more in 40 other cases to serve as a strong basis to argue that the Defendants were required to pay their maximum liability limit of $100,000.00. The little girl’s mother was grateful that neither she nor her daughter had to testify in court.

How Do You Settle a Dog Bite Claim For a Minor in Pennsylvania?

Posted on: December 10th, 2021  padog

Pursuant to PA Law, Court approval is required whenever there is a settlement of a minor’s personal injury claim. These are the necessary steps to successfully conclude a minor’s dog attack case:

  1. The attorney for the dog bite victim and the insurance representative for the dog owner reach a tentative settlement.
  2. Specific language for the legal Release(s) must be agreed upon.
  3. If the proposed settlement is $50,000.00 or more, it is most likely in the child’s best interests to select a Structured Settlement Annuity from an A+ rated financial institution.
  4. All appropriate documentation must be signed and timely presented in order to obtain the tax-free benefits of the Structured Settlement Annuity.
  5. A Minor’s Compromise Settlement Petition must be filed with the Court of Common Pleas, Orphans’ Court Division which has jurisdiction over the attack and/or the Minor Petitioner.
  6. Court approval must be obtained.
  7. Some Counties require a Hearing with parental involvement; others do not.
  8. The SSA must be funded.
  9. An Affidavit of Annuity Funding must be filed with the Court proving that the SSA has been funded and all necessary Releases, paperwork, etc. have been exchanged/completed.

The settlement of a minor’s case is complicated. Attorney Thomas J. Newell has efficiently handled dozens upon dozens of these claims.  Call him today at 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation regarding your child’s dog attack claim.


The PA dog attack lawyer has aggressively represented PA dog bite victims in 35 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.