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$276,000.00                           Cumberland County PA

On June 21, 2017, the Cumberland County dog attack lawyer obtained court permission to conclude a $276,00.00 Cumberland County dog bite settlement. Attorney Newell had previously filed a 10 page Petition for Minor’s Compromise with the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas. This legal document described in detail the medical and legal ordeal that the Carlisle resident endured after being mauled by a pit bull.

In the summer of 2013, a nine-year old girl was playing at her friend’s home in Carlisle Pennsylvania. While at the dinner table, she reach down to pet her friend’s pit bull. Inexplicably, the dog attacked her causing significant facial dog bite wounds. She was immediately taken to Carlisle Hospital and was placed under general anesthesia in order to have facial surgery performed by a oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The Carlisle resident was admitted overnight and discharged the following day.

Soon thereafter, her parents called the Cumberland County dog bite attorney. A free home consultation was scheduled and Attorney Newell met with the victim and her parents within one week of this unprovoked pit bull attack. He explained the appropriate steps that would be required to ensure the best possible medical recovery, as well as the legal research that would be conducted regarding the defendants’ pit bull.

Nearly a year after the Pennsylvania dog attack, the young girl underwent scar revision surgery to attempt to diminish the visibility of the permanent facial scars. Instructions were given to her parents regarding skin care, sun protection and skin lesion surveillance. Seven months later, she met with the plastic surgeon who concluded that no further surgery was needed and, therefore, the Carlisle dog bite victim was released from his medical care.

The Cumberland County dog bite lawyer then began the process of acquiring all of his client’s medical records, medical bills, and current photographs. A detailed settlement demand package was then sent to the adjuster for the dog owners’ insurance carrier. Settlement negotiations were expedited and the parties negotiated a total payout of $276,000.00. Thomas J. Newell, Esq. then turned his attention to reducing the payments owed to his client’s health insurance companies to reimburse them for their expenditures on her behalf. Attorney Newell was able to reduce the subrogation liens by over $1,300.00.

The next step in concluding this PA personal injury settlement was the production of the necessary legal documents to procure a tax-free structured settlement annuity. The Cumberland County dog attack attorney obtained quotes from an “A+XV” rated Annuity Insurer which would guarantee the Carlisle resident tax-free payments through age 21 of $229,012.61.

An Evidentiary Hearing was held on June 21st before Judge Christylee L. Peck in Carlisle PA. The lawyer for dog attacks in Cumberland County Pennsylvania presented the testimony of the young girl’s father who provided the court with details of his daughter’s medical care. Attorney Thomas J. Newell outlined for the Judge the legal issues concerning the structured settlement annuity and the safeguards that were in place to guarantee the payments at ages 18, 19, 20 and 21. Her parents were also very happy that they did not have to file a dog attack complaint versus the parents of their daughter’s friend.


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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Attorney Finalizes $276,000.00 Settlement

On 8/2/17, the Cumberland County dog bite lawyer filed an “Affidavit of Annuity Funding” that finalized the Court approved $276,000.00 pit bull attack settlement obtained by Attorney Thomas J. Newell. This legal pleading supplied proof to Cumberland County Judge Christylee L. Peck that the tax-free structured settlement annuity had been fully funded through the net proceeds of the dog bite settlement. As detailed in the Minor’s Compromise Petition, the client of the PA dog bite attorney is guaranteed to receive payments totaling $229,012.61 by the time she attains the age of 21.