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$276,000.00                                              Carlisle PA

In June of 2017, the Carlisle dog bite lawyer received permission from Judge Peck to resolve a Cumberland County dog attack case for a total of $276,000.00. Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided the Judge with a 10-page Petition for Minor’s Compromise Settlement under Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 2039, along with 32 pages of exhibits. This thorough legal pleading detailed a four-year odyssey to obtain justice for the PA dog bite victim.

Back in June of 2013, the nine-year old girl was invited to play at a friend’s house in Carlisle PA. Once inside, suddenly and without any warning, she was savagely attacked by the homeowners’ adult male pit bull. The Cumberland County resident sustained severe dog bite wounds to her face. She was immediately rushed to Carlisle Hospital and promptly admitted. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon was called in to perform surgery to close the facial dog attack wounds. The young girl was discharged the next day. She had several follow-up appointments in the ensuing weeks. Fortunately, no infections developed.

In the meantime, her parents telephoned Attorney Newell. The Carlisle dog attack attorney provided a free home consultation to the girl’s parents within days of the unprovoked pit bull attack. He used his knowledge of the experiences of his past dog bite victims to explain the process that would be required regarding proper care for the facial dog attack wounds.

Following up on the advice provided by the lawyer for dog attacks in Carlisle PA, the parents of the Cumberland County girl arranged for her to be evaluated by a Carlisle area plastic surgeon. Eleven months after the unprovoked pit bull attack, the young girl underwent scar revision surgery. Restrictions were placed upon her concerning exposure to the sun. Follow-up examinations established that the surgery was a success in that the permanent facial scarring was much less noticeable.

Once the surgeon released the young girl from his care, the Carlisle dog bite injury attorney focused on ways he could maximize the financial recovery for his client. In the ensuing year, Attorney Newell was able to settle dog attack cases for three other girls. Those results – $201,000.00 in Erie County, $201,000.00 in Berks County and $150,000.00 in Montgomery County – were used to support his large settlement demand in this Cumberland County pit bull bite case.

Attorney Thomas J. Newell sent a detailed settlement demand package to the defendants’ homeowners insurance company adjuster. After a series of telephone call negotiations, a total Cumberland County dog bite settlement of $276,000.00 was agreed upon by all of the parties. The $1,000.00 med-pay limit was immediately sent to Attorney Newell. The legal documents confirming the $275,000.00 personal injury settlement were then drafted by the Carlisle dog attack injury lawyer.

Various proposals relative to a structured settlement annuity were presented by the PA dog bite attorney to the parents of his client. Ultimately, a tax-free annuity was selected which will provide guaranteed payments totaling $229,012.61 to the Carlisle resident. Both she and her parents were very grateful that the Carlisle dog bite accident attorney was able to settle the case for such a large sum and avoid filing a legal complaint against her friend’s parents.


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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Carlisle Dog Bite Attorney Obtains $276,000.00 Settlement

On 6/21/17, your Carlisle dog attack injury attorney obtained approval from Cumberland County Judge Christylee L. Peck to settle a Carlisle pit bull attack case for $276,000.00. At the June 21st Hearing, Attorney Thomas J. Newell presented the court with the testimony of the girl’s father, as well as a detailed explanation of the tax-free structured settlement annuity that Attorney Newell had procured.

Three years earlier, the nine-year old girl had been attacked by her friend’s pit bull inside their home. The significant facial wounds required an immediate surgical procedure and plastic surgery a year later. Your lawyer for Carlisle dog bite attacks was happy to have obtained the $276,000.00 Cumberland County dog attack settlement without having to file a legal Complaint versus his client’s friend’s family.