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$ 225,000.00                                 Bensalem PA

In April of 2018, the Bensalem dog attack attorney negotiated a $225,000.00 Bucks County PA dog attack settlement on behalf of a man who was attacked by his neighbor’s unleashed pit bull terrier. The gentleman was walking towards his backyard via a community alleyway. The defendants’ aggressive pit bull dug under their fence and pursued him with a great deal of viciousness.

The pit bull bit the man multiple times on his right leg. Miraculously, he was able to escape by jumping over his backyard fence. Fearing the worst, he climbed onto a storage bin and then to the top of his shed. The pit bull ran back and forth by the fence but was unable to scale it and continue the unprovoked dog attack.

The Bensalem resident was taken via ambulance to nearby Aria Health Hospital. The large, gaping wound was cleaned, dead tissue removed, medication administered and a tetanus shot was given. Due to the severity of the dog attack injury, the ER doctor was very worried that an infection might set in. Even though Amoxicillin was faithfully taken, the wound became infected with cellulitis.

The Bucks County pit bull attack victim was hospitalized for nearly a week to treat the serious infection. Blood cultures were taken and the results showed that surgery was required as soon as possible. The Bensalem PA man was placed under general anesthesia. Excisional debridement of the infected right leg dog bite wound and pulse irrigation were performed by an internal medicine specialist. He observed cellulitic changes throughout the right leg. The surgeon debrided all of the necrotic tissue and skin.

After discharge, home health care nurses provided wound care, wound evaluation and instruction. Once his medical care had ended, the Bucks County resident was determined to hire the best Bensalem dog bite lawyer.  Attorney Thomas J. Newell immediately set up a free home consultation. While on site, he obtained a complete understanding of the entire pit bull attack scene. Thomas J. Newell, Esquire advised his client to provide complete cooperation with the Bensalem Twp. Animal Control Officer regarding prosecution of the negligent pit bull owners.

Once all of his follow-up medical care with the surgeon had concluded, the Bensalem dog bite injury lawyer spent hundreds of dollars obtaining the complete medical file and final billing statements. Documentation regarding a wage loss claim was acquired, as well as photographs depicting the permanent scarring resulting from the vicious pit bull attack.

Attorney Newell forcefully argued that a Bucks County jury would be very sympathetic to the pit bull bite victim if the case were not settled prior to trial. The pit bull owner’s insurance carrier relented and agreed to pay the $225,000.00 Bensalem dog bite settlement.

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In January of 2011, the Bensalem dog attack lawyer obtained a Bensalem dog bite case settlement of $37,500.00. On April 22, 2010, a resident of Byberry Rd. in Bensalem PA contacted a propane company and requested an immediate delivery of propane gas.

The next day, a Bucks County resident drove the delivery truck to the Bensalem home. He knocked on the front door and the defendant came out to greet him. At the same time, an unrestrained pit bull ran out the front door and knocked down the Bucks County PA worker. The Bensalem dog attack victim was bitten on the abdomen, knee, leg and right hand by the pit bull.

Because the pit bull was not up-to-date with its shots, the Bensalem dog bite victim was given an injection of the rabies vaccine, as well as antibiotics. The dog bite wounds kept him out of work for two weeks. He was also examined by a hand specialist for potential nerve damage to his right hand. In the meantime, Bucks County pit bull attack victim did his due diligence to hire the best Bensalem dog bite lawyer.

On September 17, 2010, the Bensalem dog bite injury attorney attended a hearing before District Justice Leonard Brown in Bensalem PA. The pit bull owner was found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog and was fined as per the PA Dog Law.

Soon thereafter, the Bensalem dog bite lawyer obtained all the medical records and photographs of the Bensalem dog attack victim. He convinced the dog owner’s insurance carrier to pay the significant Bucks County dog bite case settlement after providing information regarding the PA Dog Law violations.

$ 22,000.00                                       Bensalem PA

In August of 2010, the Bensalem dog bite attorney settled a Bensalem PA dog bite claim for $22,000.00. On 7/9/09, a Bensalem man lost control of his dog and it attacked a Bucks County Pennsylvania woman. She was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne PA to receive medical treatment for the dog bite wounds to her right foot. Because the skin was broken, the ER doctor gave her a tetanus shot, as well as antibiotics to fight off potential infection.

The lawyer for dog bites in Bensalem PA provided the Bucks County dog attack victim with a free home consultation. Because she was continuing to complain of ongoing problems with her foot, Attorney Newell strongly counseled her to see a neurologist. She described sensations of numbness, tingling and a lack of strength. The specialist advised her to stay off her feet and continue the use of the prescription medicine.

After the medical care had concluded, the Bensalem dog bite lawyer forwarded the medical records and the photographs of her right foot showing the permanent scarring to the adjuster for the dog owner’s insurance company. Attorney Thomas J. Newell was able to finalize the Bensalem dog attack settlement of $22,000.00 without having to file a Bensalem PA dog bite injury lawsuit with the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas in Doylestown Pennsylvania.

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In August of 2016, your Bensalem dog bite attorney negotiated a settlement on behalf of a Bensalem dog attack victim. In the fall of 2014, a home repair company was hired to do some remodeling for a homeowner in the Lehigh Valley. The Bucks County PA worker arrived at the scheduled date and time to install a glass shower.

Initially, the homeowners separated their pit bull from the contractor by keeping it outside. Inexplicably, they brought it inside the house without any restriction on its access to the interior. Suddenly and without any warning, the pit bull attacked the helpless victim. He sustained a dog bite wound to his lip and a small laceration to the side of his face.

A co-worker took the Bensalem resident to an emergency room where the doctor cleansed the wounds and provided the dog bite victim with a prescription for antibiotics. The Bensalem dog bite injury attorney obtained his client’s medical bills and records, as well as updated photographs. The case was able to be settled without the necessity of filing a PA dog attack lawsuit.


What factors would be most important when selecting a Bensalem dog attack attorney?

    Your Bensalem dog attack injury lawyer looks forward to receiving your telephone call. The Bucks County dog bite attorney will personally analyze the facts of your Bensalem PA dog bite accident. Attorney Newell will review with you your legal options and how he can best serve your needs via his 36 years of legal experience.
    The Bensalem dog attack attorney provides free HOME consultations to all Bucks County dog bite victims whose cases he believes have legal merit. Attorney Thomas J. Newell’s main office is in Perkasie PA – just minutes away from your Bucks County residence. Call the lawyer for dog attacks in Bensalem PA at 215-257-4842. The Bucks County dog bite lawyer can usually arrange to come see you within one to three business days after your initial telephone call with him.
    Your Bensalem dog attack attorney aggressively advocates for Pennsylvania dog bite victims every day. Attorney Newell’s law practice centers around two guiding principles: 1) maximizing the financial recovery for his PA dog attack victims and, 2) making neighborhoods safer by causing negligent dog owners to act more responsibly by always confining their dog.
    There are many Bucks County PA personal injury law firms whose attorneys litigate product liability cases, medical malpractice lawsuits and/or civil rights claims. In contrast, your Bensalem dog bite lawyer is a solo practitioner who guarantees that he will always personally handle your Bucks County dog attack lawsuit. You’re a valuable dog bite client to Attorney Newell, not a number among 100’s, if not 1,000’s of personal injury files in the file room of a large Bucks County law office.
    Your Bensalem dog bite attorney firmly believes that his dog attack claims are always enhanced by prosecutions under the PA Dog Law. Bucks County, Pennsylvania has two PA Dog wardens serving the County. You may reach them at 215-307-8214 or 610-909-5707.
    Your Bensalem PA dog attack lawyer has been litigating Bucks County personal injury claims since 1986! Doesn’t your Bensalem dog bite claim deserve to be handled by an attorney with that level of trial experience? Call Attorney Newell today at 215-257-4842.
    The attorney for dog attacks in Bensalem PA uses the Failure to Confine Statute (Section 305) and Harboring a Dangerous Dog Statute (Section 502A) from the PA Dog Law to prove the negligence of reckless Bucks County dog owners.
    The Bensalem dog bite accident lawyer has successfully represented many Bucks County dog attack victims. In 2015, Attorney Newell received approval from the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas to settle a Bucks County dog bite claim for $152,000.00. A young boy was attacked by a neighbor’s unleashed dog while he was playing in the street and sustained a significant facial laceration. The Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer has settled cases of $100,000.00 or more in 11 different PA Counties.Please be reminded that results in other PA dog attack claims do not guarantee a specific settlement payout for your Bucks County dog bite case. Each claim is evaluated by your Bensalem dog bite accident attorney based upon the facts unique to that PA dog bite accident case.
    Your Bensalem PA dog attack lawyer has represented dog bite victims in 29 different Pennsylvania Counties. Isn’t that the type of expertise your Bensalem dog bite claim deserves? Attorney Newell frequently receives calls from personal injury attorneys seeking his guidance on PA dog bite claims they are attempting to handle. Call Attorney Newell today to set up your free consultation in the comfort of your Bucks County home.

My child was attacked by an unleashed dog while she was playing at the Bensalem Township Community Park. What should be our #1 priority?

  • Please promptly take your daughter to a nearby medical facility to obtain treatment for the dog bite wounds.
  • Bensalem PA area medical care facilities:
    • St. Mary’s Medical Center
      1201 Langhorne-Newtown Road
      Langhorne, PA 19047
    • Lower Bucks Hospital
      501 Bath Road
      Bristol, PA 19007
    • Holy Redeemer Health Care at Bensalem
      330 Tillman Drive
      Bensalem, PA 19020
    • Patient First Urgent Care
      75 Street Road
      Feasterville, PA 19053
    • Premier Urgent Care
      1413 E. Lincoln Highway
      Langhorne, PA 19047
  • Infection can easily spread if a dog bite breaks open the skin of the victim. Frequently, treating doctors use a rabies shot, tetanus shot and antibiotics to help prevent injections from developing.
  • The attorney for dog bites in Bensalem PA believes it is important to immediately fill the prescriptions suggested by the physician. Discharge instructions can be helpful in describing symptoms of infection you should be on the lookout for.
  • Follow-up care with your daughter’s pediatrician is a wise move.
  • Your Bensalem dog attack injury lawyer recommends that you photograph your daughter’s dog attack wounds before and after she receives her first medical treatment. It would not be wise to assume that you and/or your Bucks County dog bite attorney can easily retrieve photographs that may be taken by medical personnel.
  • If you can, the Bensalem dog bite accident attorney suggests you contact the negligent dog owner to obtain information concerning the status of his dog’s rabies vaccinations.
  • After a dog attacks a human being, Pennsylvania Laws regarding dog bites require that the dog be quarantined for 10 days to ensure that it is not rabid. The dog owner is permitted to keep the animal inside his home for that time period. He does not have to surrender it to the police or animal control.
  • ASAP, call your lawyer for dog attacks in Bensalem PA at 215-257-4842.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell will thoroughly review the facts of your child’s Bucks County PA dog bite attack.
  • If the Bensalem dog bite accident lawyer believes he can prove the case and obtain a successful result via the PA Dog Law, he will immediately schedule a free HOME consultation in the comfort of your Bucks County, Pennsylvania home. Usually, Attorney Newell can meet with you within one to three business days.
  • It would be very helpful if you could email photos of your daughter’s dog bite wounds to your Bensalem dog attack injury attorney at
  • Photographs/videos of the attacking dog would potentially enhance Attorney Newell’s ability to increase the value of the Bucks County dog bite claim. If you try to obtain them, please do so safely and legally.
  • Call the Bucks County Dog Warden at 215-307-8214 or 610-909-5707. The Bensalem PA dog bite attorney believes that successful prosecutions of the negligent dog owners pursuant to the PA Dog Law do help his ability to maximize his clients’ civil dog bite claims.
  • The lawyer for dog bites in Bensalem PA will file a formal request with officials in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to see if there are any previous documented attacks by the dog that bit your child.
  • If you know anyone who is familiar with the dog owner, please contact them to see if they have any information regarding possible prior vicious propensities by this dog.
  • Send the Bensalem dog bite injury lawyer copies of receipts for payments made for deductibles and/or co-pays regarding your daughter’s medical bills.
  • Please provide Attorney Thomas J. Newell with timely updates concerning appointments, dates and contact information for your child’s medical providers.
  • The attorney for dog attacks in Bensalem PA routinely advises defense adjusters of the status of his clients’ medical care and the potential permanent dog bite wound scars. Your cooperation in keeping him updated is appreciated.
  • Attorney Newell takes great pride in promptly responding to telephone calls and emails from his clients. Call the Bensalem PA animal attack attorney today to experience this level of personal service.

Is there really a distinction between a Bucks County PA medical malpractice attorney and a Bensalem dog attack injury lawyer?

  • There are many competent Bucks County Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers who serve as legal counsel for those injured in car crashes, as well as victims of medical malpractice. However, having experience working with the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law does not, in my opinion, provide the specialized legal knowledge to serve as a top-flight Bensalem PA dog bite accident attorney.
  • The PA Dog Law shares nothing in common with the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code. In comparison, your lawyer for dog bites in Bensalem should have many years of experience in litigating dog attack cases interpreting PA’s laws regarding the responsibilities of dog owners.
  • Doesn’t your Bucks County dog bite claim deserve the knowledge of an experienced Bensalem PA dog attack attorney?
  • Attorney Newell represents Pennsylvania dog bite victims every day – it is the #1 focus of his law practice.
  • Your lawyer for dog attacks in Bensalem PA has been chosen to serve as the dog bite lawyer for dog attack victims in 29 different Pennsylvania Counties.
  • As a personal injury litigator since 1981, the Bensalem dog attack injury attorney eagerly awaits the opportunity to put his 36 years of experience to work for you.
  • Who do you have more confidence in – a Bucks County slip and fall attorney or a Bensalem dog bite injury attorney?
  • Oftentimes, Attorney Newell has handled numerous PA dog bite claims with the same adjusters year after year. Your attorney for dog attacks in Bensalem PA uses those relationships to minimize delays in cases and expedite successful resolutions to Bucks County PA dog bite claims.
  • The Bensalem dog bite accident lawyer has concluded dog bite case settlements of $100,000.00 or more in 11 different Pennsylvania Counties, including Bucks County. Please remember that each dog attack claim must be analyzed based upon its unique set of facts. Attorney Thomas J. Newell uses his previous successes to enrich the value of his current Bucks County PA animal attack cases.
  • You have just one chance to have your Bucks County dog bite claim handled in a professional and prompt fashion. Call the Bensalem dog bite accident lawyer today at 215-257-4842.
  • Attorney Newell provides free HOME consultations to all of his Bucks County dog attack clients. With his main office in Bucks County, the attorney for dog bites in Bensalem PA is just minutes away from your home. Please call him today for a detailed analysis of your Pennsylvania dog bite claim.
  • Prosecutions of negligent dog owners pursuant to the PA Dog Law are helpful to the Bensalem animal bite lawyer. Convictions put pressure on the defense adjusters to promptly resolve PA dog bite cases. Your Bensalem dog attack attorney advises you to give your complete cooperation to the Bucks County Dog Wardens.

I was bitten by a dog in Bensalem PA. Which PA Dog Warden should I call?

  • There are two Bucks County Dog Wardens: Verna North (610-909-5707) and Joseph Loughlin (215-307-8214).
  • After you have received your medical care for the dog bite wounds and photographed the dog attack injuries, promptly call one of the two Bucks County Dog Wardens.
  • Your Bensalem dog bite injury attorney also suggests that you write down a detailed summary of all the relevant facts re: the Bensalem animal attack.
  • Telephone the attorney for dog bites in Bensalem to obtain a free consultation regarding how the dog bite laws in Pennsylvania apply to your PA dog attack case.



The PA dog attack lawyer has aggressively represented PA dog bite victims in 33 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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Bensalem Dog Bite Attorney Contacted

On 6/1/18, the Bensalem dog attack lawyer received a telephone call from a maintenance worker at a Bensalem area apartment complex. He was attacked by a tenant’s mixed breed dog. Fortunately, the man had long pants on and his skin was not broken.

Your lawyer for dog bite attacks in Bucks County Pennsylvania advised the PA dog attack victim to contact the PA Dog Warden and/or the Bensalem Animal Control Officer.


Bensalem Dog Attack Attorney Provides Free Consult

On 8/28/17, the Bensalem dog bite attorney gave a free consultation to a Bucks County man after a dog on dog attack in Bensalem PA. The unprovoked animal attack took place on 8/26/17 when a mixed breed dog got loose from its owner and attacked another dog on its property. The dog owner had his pet on a leash but apparently he did not have a firm grip on the leash and lost control of his canine.

The injured dog was treated at a Bucks County Pennsylvania veterinarian’s office. Bensalem Animal Control is investigating. PA Dog Law charges are expected to be filed versus the negligent dog owner.


Bensalem Dog Bite Lawyer Hired

On 9/26/16, your Bensalem dog bite accident attorney was hired by a man recently attacked by a neighbors’ pit bull. The Bucks County PA resident was walking on a community alleyway when the pit bull went under its owners’ deficient fence and pursued the startled victim.

The Bensalem, Pennsylvania resident received a large bite wound to his right leg. The dog attack laceration became infected; this resulted in a 5-day hospitalization. The Bensalem dog attack lawyer met with the Bucks County dog bite victim in the comfort of his home, thereby making the process of hiring an attorney as easy as possible.

Free Consult For Bensalem Dog Bite Victim

On 7/13/16, your Bensalem dog attack attorney provided a free consultation to a Bucks County woman. She had been walking her dog on a leash in Bensalem Township PA when a neighbor’s unleashed & unsupervised pit bull attacked her. The dog bite injuries to her leg required a tetanus shot and the taking of medication to prevent infections. The unprovoked dog attack was reported to the Bensalem Township Animal Control Officer.