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In February of 2011, your Chester County PA dog attack attorney obtained judicial approval to settle the dog attack claim of a Chester Springs PA resident. The young boy had traveled with his family to visit relatives in Bucks County on 1/18/09. The boy’s uncle was there with his Rottweiler.

Without any warning, the Rottweiler attacked the Chester County resident and bit him in the face. He was rushed to the Emergency Department of St. Mary’s Medical Center. A plastic surgeon performed surgery using approximately 30 stitches to close the facial dog bite wound. After the Chester County dog bite attorney was hired, he kept the insurance adjuster up-to-date re: the follow-up medical care.

On 10/1/09, the Chester County PA dog attack victim underwent a second surgery – scar revision of his right cheek. The Chester Springs resident returned to St. Mary’s for a third surgery on 10/28/10. Once all the medical care concluded, the Chester County dog attack attorney obtained current photographs, as well as copies of all the medical bills and records and forwarded them with a detailed analysis to the defendants’ homeowners insurance company.

The Chester County dog bite lawyer negotiated a PA dog attack settlement that included a total structured settlement annuity payout of $148,544.00 to the Chester Springs PA dog bite victim. Since the PA dog bite settlement was agreed to before a dog attack lawsuit was filed, the Chester County dog bite attorney was able to prevent the young boy from being deposed.

Chester County PA

On October 1, 2013, the Chester County PA dog attack lawyer obtained approval from a Chester County Judge to settle a Chester County dog attack lawsuit for a $75,000.00 pain and suffering payment, along with a $1,000.00 med-pay reimbursement. A little girl was visiting her aunt in West Chester PA when two unrestrained dogs attacked her inside the home. The dogs had a history of aggressive conduct and they were usually kept restricted behind closed doors or via a dog fence.

The Chester County Pennsylvania resident was bitten on the back of her head, neck, shoulders and ears. She was rushed to the Emergency Room at Chester County Hospital. Surgeons needed six staples and 10 stitches to close the dog attack wounds to her scalp and right shoulder. Fortunately, the dog bite wounds did not become infected. A specialist later evaluated the scars and determined that plastic surgery was not necessary.

Once her medical care had ended, the Chester County dog bite accident attorney obtained all the medical records and forwarded a detailed settlement demand package to the insurance carrier for the dog owner. The initial settlement offer was only $25,000.00. Therefore, the Chester County PA dog bite lawyer filed a PA dog attack lawsuit with the Chester County Court of Common Pleas in West Chester PA.

The attorneys exchanged Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents. A settlement meeting was held in West Chester PA. Upon the advice of Attorney Newell, an increased settlement offer of $50,000.00 was declined by the parents of the Chester County dog bite victim. Just days before Depositions were to be taken, the insurance carrier gave in to the Chester County dog bite injury attorney’s demands and agreed to make the $76,000.00 dog bite settlement payment.

The Chester County dog bite attorney presented a structured settlement annuity plan to Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft that provided for guaranteed lump sum payments at ages 18, 20 and 21 totaling $86,750.00. The West Chester dog bite victim will receive those payments on a tax-free basis just in time for her potential college tuition expenses.

$47,879.00                                     Chester County PA

On July 28, 2015, a Chester County Orphans’ Court Judge approved a Minor’s Compromise Petition filed by the Chester County dog bite lawyer. On Dec. 25, 2013, a two year-old boy was visiting his aunt’s home in Landenberg Chester County with his parents. The aunt owned a Labrador Retriever which was permitted to mingle with the guests without any restraints.

Suddenly, and with any warning, the dog attacked the child and bit him in the face. The Chester County PA dog attack victim was rushed to the Emergency Department of Nemours/Dupont Children’s Hospital where interior and exterior stitches were used to close the dog bite facial wounds.

Once the facial lacerations healed, the boy was evaluated by a plastic surgeon who concluded that no additional medical care was required. The Chester County PA dog attack lawyer then obtained all the medical records, bills and photographs. These documents were sent to the defense adjuster, along with a detailed five-page legal analysis.

Settlement negotiations with the dog owner’s insurance company focused on the issue of liability, especially concentrating on the lack of proof of prior unprovoked attacks. Ultimately, the Chester County dog bite attorney convinced the defendant’s insurance carrier to make payments for the Chester County dog bite claim totaling $47,879.00.

The lawyer for dog bites in Chester County Pennsylvania provided Judge Tunnel with Chester County dog bite compensation documents regarding a structured settlement annuity. This tax-free payment plan will provide guaranteed payouts for this Chester County dog bite case once the PA dog attack victim attains the ages of 18, 19, 20 and 21, totaling $50,112.00. The Chester County dog bite lawyer was particularly pleased that he was able to settle the Chester County dog attack claim without having to file a Chester County PA dog attack lawsuit versus the boy’s aunt.

$ 38,500.00                              Chester County PA

On April 30, 2013, court approval was obtained by the attorney for dog bites in Chester County PA as a result of his representation of a Chester Springs Pennsylvania dog attack victim. In January of 2009, the young girl and her family went to her grandparents’ home for a family party. Suddenly and without warning, her uncle’s Rottweiler attacked her younger brother and bit him in the face.

The Chester County resident suffered serious mental anguish and trauma due to witnessing this horrific dog attack. She received substantial mental health care to treat her post-traumatic syndrome over the next two years. The young girl dealt with panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares and difficulty sleeping.

On August 5, 2011, the attorney for dog attacks in Chester County filed a lawsuit versus the defendants alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress. After Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents were exchanged, the Depositions of the victim and her mother were held in West Chester PA. Soon thereafter, a Mediation Conference was held and the Chester County dog attack injury lawyer was able to settle the PA dog bite case for a total payout of $38,500.00.


What Chester County PA cities will the Chester County dog attack lawyer visit?

  • The attorney for dog bites in Chester County Pennsylvania will provide a free home consultation to his Chester County dog attack victims, including residents of:
    • West Chester (19380 – 19383), Phoenixville (19460),
    • Coatesville (19320), Tredyffrin (19312), Oxford (19363),
    • Kennett Square (19348), Downingtown (19335), Malvern (19355)
    • Caln (19372), East Brandywine (19335), Easttown (19333),
    • Parkesburg (19365) and Spring City (19475).

When should I call a Chester County dog attack attorney?

  • Your first priority should be to receive immediate medical care for your dog bite wounds.
  • Open dog attack wounds could require a tetanus shot, rabies vaccine injections and/or anti-infection medication.
  • Call the Chester County PA Dog Warden at 610-909-5666 and provide her with all the details of the Chester County dog attack.
  • Then call the lawyer for dog bites in Chester County PA who devotes his legal practice to representing PA dog attack victims – Thomas J. Newell, Esquire.
  • The Chester County dog bite injury lawyer has been honored to represent Pennsylvania dog bite victims in 25 different Counties.



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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Chester County Dog Bite Attorney Advises Pit Bull Attack Victim

On 4/9/17, your Chester County dog attack lawyer provided a free consult to a Chester County woman who was recently attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull. She knocked on their front door and a man answered.  When he opened the door, an unleashed pit bull jumped out and bit her right leg.

Medical care was rendered at Crozier Chester Hospital. A tetanus shot was given. 6 injections were needed to prevent the woman from contracting rabies. Chester Police are investigating and the Chester dog attack attorney is monitoring the case. Hopefully, PA Dog Law charges will be filed.


Chester County Dog Attack Attorney Provides Free Evaluation

On 12/13/17, the Chester County dog bite attorney gave a free consultation to a West Chester Pennsylvania woman who was attacked by her neighbor’s boxer. The Chester County PA dog attack victim was walking her 2 Yorkshire Terriers on separate leashes when the defendants’ unrestrained boxer left its property and pursued the woman and her family pets.

She valiantly tried to save them by picking them up and holding them in the air. Unfortunately, her male Yorkie was bitten and required treatment at a local vet’s office. The West Chester resident received a significant dog bite wound to her left arm. She was given a tetanus shot and anti-infection medication.


Chester County Dog Bite Lawyer Gives Free Consultation

On 9/8/16, your Chester County dog bite attorney provided a free consultation to the father of a child who was mauled by the neighbors’ pit bull. Unfortunately, this was not the first time the pit bull acted in an aggressive fashion. The pit bull owners took no accountability for this unprovoked Chester County PA dog attack.

When you own a pit bull that has a history of past vicious propensities, it is incumbent upon the pit bull owners to take every step possible to completely restrain and confine their dog so as to protect their neighbors from harm. The Chester County dog attack lawyer is hopeful that PA Dog Law charges will be filed versus the negligent pit bull owners.