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$ 100,193.50                             Dauphin County PA

On March 11, 2017, the Dauphin County dog bite lawyer settled a dog attack claim for $100,193.50. In 2015, a teenage girl was at a home in Hummelstown PA. The defendant owned a mixed breed dog that had previously jumped up and tried to bite a woman in the face. The dog owner immediately grabbed his animal, dragged it upstairs and put it in a crate.

This prior unprovoked attack put the dog owner on notice that his pet had an aggressive propensity and could not be trusted among strangers. Unfortunately, the dog owner did not properly secure his mixed breed dog on the date in question. The unleashed vicious animal launched an unprovoked attack.  It bit the young woman on the face resulting in a significant facial laceration.

The Pennsylvania dog bite victim was immediately taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The ER staff stopped the bleeding and cleansed the wound. The teenager was given a painful injection of Lidocaine into her cheek, as well as a tetanus shot. Antibiotics were administered intravenously. She complained of dizziness and nausea. Instructions were provided regarding future surgical options.

The Dauphin County dog attack victim returned to PSHMC a week later. A plastic surgeon anesthetized her cheek with a Lidocaine injection. He excised the dead necrotic tissue.  Around 20 sutures were used to close the internal tissue that had been ripped apart. Approximately 20 more stitches were required to close the surface wounds. Bacitracin was then applied to all of the dog bite wounds.

With the young woman’s immediate medical treatment having been taken care of, her grandmother knew that it was time to address her legal needs. Picking the first Harrisburg dog bite law firm that popped up on her computer screen was not a recipe for success. She was adamant that hiring the top Dauphin County dog attack lawyer for her granddaughter was an absolute necessity.

Two weeks post attack, the Dauphin County dog bite accident attorney provided a free consultation to the teenage girl and a family member in Hummelstown Pennsylvania. Attorney Thomas J. Newell explained the process he would use to obtain the highest possible financial payout for the dog attack victim. He promptly filed a Right-To-Know Request with governmental officials in Harrisburg to see if there were any past complaints filed of record regarding this vicious dog.

Once his client’s medical care had ended, Attorney Newell obtained her medical records and medical bills, along with past and current photographs depicting the permanent facial scars. The Dauphin County dog attack injury lawyer sent those documents, including a 14 page detailed demand letter to the defendant’s homeowners insurance company. He was very pleased to have obtained the maximum payout possible without having to file a Dauphin County dog attack complaint versus the defendant – a family friend.

$ 76,796.00                              Dauphin County PA

On March 29, 2017, the Dauphin County dog attack attorney received permission from Judge Richard A. Lewis of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas to settle a minor’s dog bite claim for $76,796.00. Back in the summer of 2015, a young boy was playing with his friends who lived next door to his Williamstown PA home. Those children went in to eat dinner and invited him to come back when they were done.

The child waited for his friends to finish their meal and then returned to their house. Suddenly, and without any warning, he was attacked by the defendants’ three unleashed and unrestrained dogs. The two boxers and the pit bull bit him on the back of his head, face, legs, flank and arms. The Dauphin County PA dog attack victim was rushed by ambulance to Penn State Hershey Medical Center. The Emergency Room physician stated that the “wounds are consistent with a violent encounter with dogs.”

All of the dog attack wounds were thoroughly cleaned. Antibiotic ointment was applied. His parents were given a prescription to fill for Augmentin and received detailed medical literature describing what signs to look for regarding dog attack infections. The following day, his parents telephoned the Dauphin County dog attack lawyer. Attorney Newell provided them with a thorough analysis of the facts and how they could be applied to the PA Dog Law. The following day, he provided a free home consultation in the comfort of their Williamstown Pennsylvania residence.

Once he was hired. Thomas J. Newell, Esquire promptly obtained the PA Dog Report authored by the Dauphin County Dog Warden, Michael Zeigler. The Dauphin County dog bite injury attorney was able to uncover several incidents of prior vicious propensities which should have put the defendants on notice that their dogs must always be restrained when not inside their home. After he obtained the medical documentation and current photographs, Attorney Newell forwarded a detailed settlement demand package to the dog owners’ insurance company.

It was a major relief to the boy’s parents that the Dauphin County dog bite accident lawyer was able to reach a settlement with the homeowners’ insurance carrier without having to file a lawsuit versus their neighbors. Attorney Newell filed in Harrisburg PA a 10 page Petition for Minor’s Compromise Settlement under Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 2039. The Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County reviewed the Petition and approved it without the necessity of a hearing.

$ 51,609.25                                 Dauphin County PA

On August 4, 2021, the Dauphin County dog attack lawyer successfully concluded a Harrisburg PA dog bite settlement for $51,609.25. In the fall of 2019, Attorney Thomas J. Newell‘s client was walking on a sidewalk near her Harrisburg residence. An unleashed dog ran off of its property, across the street and attacked the woman without any provocation by her.

She had to fend off the vicious dog by herself since the dog owner was nowhere to be found. The dangerous dog ultimately retreated to its home, but its reign of terror did not end there. Soon thereafter, the aggressive dog pursued a woman and her 2 children as they were walking to school. It bit the young boy on his hand.

A 911 call was then made to put an end to this dangerous situation. When the police officer got out of his squad car, the out-of-control canine pursued and charged at the cop as he stood on the street. The officer shot and killed the vicious dog to protect his safety, as well as the safety of all of those who lived in this Dauphin County neighborhood.

After consulting with the Dauphin County Dog Warden, Michael Zeigler, the police officer charged the negligent dog owner with “Failure to Confine,” “Harboring a Dangerous Dog” and a violation of “The Rabies Act.” In the meantime, your attorney for dog bites in Dauphin County PA provided a free home consultation to the Harrisburg dog attack victim. Attorney Newell had previously worked with the Dauphin County Dog Warden on a prior dog attack case.

In his negotiations with the dog owner’s insurance company, the Dauphin County dog bite injury lawyer made it clear that litigation would be very costly to the insurance carrier and its insured. Thomas J. Newell‘s client was very happy that he had obtained a settlement without having to file a lawsuit requiring her testify in court.

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On October 21, 2014, the Dauphin County dog bite attorney resolved a Dauphin County dog bite lawsuit by concluding a confidential settlement of a PA dog attack claim. In November of 2012, a Federal Express worker was delivering a package in Millersburg, Pennsylvania. She parked her truck and began to walk up the driveway to the defendant’s home.

Suddenly, and without warning, three unleashed, unrestrained and unsupervised boxers came running down the driveway and pursued the Fed Ex employee. They ripped the package out of her hands. As she tried to flee, they attacked as a pack and the Etters, PA resident was bit in the legs and buttock. The Dauphin County PA dog attack was only stopped when the dog owner came out and called off his vicious boxers.

The Dauphin County dog bite lawyer was hired nine days after the animal attack and immediately contacted the PA Dog Warden for Dauphin County, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Attorney Newell demanded that the reckless dog owner be charged with violating the PA Dog Law, as well as the Rabies Prevention and Control Act.

On January 10, 2013, the lawyer for dog attacks in Dauphin County attended a hearing before District Justice Margerum, along with his client and Dauphin County Dog Warden Mike Ziegler. After hearing testimony from the PA Dog Warden, the Dauphin County dog bite victim and the owner of the boxers, the District Justice found the defendant guilty of failing to confine his boxers and failing to provide proof that they were properly vaccinated for rabies prevention.

Thereafter, the Dauphin County dog attack attorney attempted to negotiate a settlement of the Dauphin County dog attack case with the dog owner’s insurance company. No dog bite settlement was agreed to. Therefore, in December of 2013, Attorney Thomas J. Newell filed a Dauphin County dog attack lawsuit with the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Attorney Newell provided the Court with an eight count complaint itemizing a variety of damage claims being made by the Dauphin County dog bite victim. The defense attorney filed Preliminary Objections to five of the eight legal counts. Oral argument was held before Judge Tully in Harrisburg. In June of 2014, the Dauphin County Trial Judge dismissed four of the defendant’s five Preliminary Objections.

With seven of the eight counts being able to be presented to a jury by the Dauphin County dog attack lawyer, the defense pursued a negotiated settlement. After a lengthy mediation meeting in Harrisburg, PA, the parties ultimately agreed to settle the Dauphin County dog bite lawsuit for a confidential amount.


When should I call a Dauphin County dog attack attorney?

  • After a Dauphin County Pennsylvania dog attack, you should promptly obtain medical care for your dog bite injuries.
  • Local hospitals include: Pinnacle Health – Harrisburg Hospital at 111 S. Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17101 & Holy Spirit Wound Care Center, 4033 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg PA 17112.
  • If the aggressive dog broke the skin, the ER physicians may give you a tetanus shot, rabies vaccine injections and/or medications to ward off infections.
  • Photograph the dog bite wounds before and after receiving medical attention. If you have the ability to safely photograph or videotape the vicious dog, please do so. That evidence could be very helpful to your lawyer for dog bites in Dauphin County.
  • Call the Dauphin County Dog Warden, Mike Ziegler at 717-480-9737.
  • Telephone the Dauphin County dog attack injury attorney @ 800-980-4842.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell will personally review all of the facts regarding your Dauphin County dog attack claim.
  • If your Dauphin County dog bite case has legal merit, the lawyer for dog bites in Dauphin County will schedule a free home consultation for you.
  • When dog attacks happen in the victim’s neighborhood, sometimes neighbors have had similar experiences with the same aggressive dogs.
  • Evidence of past vicious propensities could be very helpful to the Dauphin County dog bite injury lawyer.

Will the Dauphin County dog bite injury attorney come to my Dauphin County, Pennsylvania home?

  • Yes. The attorney for dog attacks in Dauphin County will travel anywhere in Dauphin County PA to meet with his dog bite clients including those that live in:
    • Harrisburg (17101, 17102, 17103),
    • Hershey (17033), Lower Paxton (17109),
    • Susquehanna (17109 & 17110), Swatara (17111),
    • Derry (17033), Colonial Park (17109),
    • Steelton (17113), Middletown (17057),
    • Progress (17109), West Hanover (17112),
    • Linglestown (17112), Hummelstown (17036),
    • Londonderry (17057), East Hanover (17028),
    • Highspire (17034), Penbrook (17103).
  • Attorney Newell is usually able to provide his new PA dog bite clients with a free home consultation within 48 hours of the initial telephone call.

Looking for a Dauphin County dog bite law firm?

  • PERSONAL SERVICE: Thomas J. Newell, Esquire, the Harrisburg dog attack lawyer, guarantees that he will personally return each and every telephone call to his office so that you are kept up to date with the progress of your Dauphin County dog bite injury lawsuit.
  • EXPERTISE: The DAILY focus of the Dauphin County dog bite accident lawyer is representing PA dog attack victims.
  • RESULTS: During the last several years, the Pennsylvania dog attack attorney has concluded over a dozen PA dog bite claims for payments totaling in excess of $100,000. Please remember that the facts of each Pennsylvania dog attack case are unique. One result does not guarantee the same settlement amount in another PA dog attack injury claim.
  • EXPERIENCE: The Dauphin County dog bite attorney has been fighting for Pennsylvania personal injury victims since 1981!


The PA dog attack lawyer has aggressively represented PA dog bite victims in 38 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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Dauphin County Resident Calls Harrisburg Dog Bite Lawyer

On 9/26/22, your attorney for Dauphin County dog attacks provided a free evaluation to a Harrisburg, PA area man. His dog was attacked by an unleashed vicious canine. Attorney Thomas J. Newell referred him to the Dauphin County Dog Warden – Michael Ziegler. Restitution should be added to any PA Dog Law violations that will be filed with the local District Justice.


Dauphin County Dog Attack Attorney Gets Justice for Dog Bite Victim

In August of 2021, your lawyer for Dauphin County dog bite cases obtained a $51,609.25 payout for a Harrisburg PA resident. The woman was minding her own business while walking on a sidewalk near her home.

Suddenly and without any warning, a dog that was neither leashed nor supervised pursued, attacked and bit her. This out-of-control dog went on to attack 2 other people that very same day. Fortunately, a police officer put the vicious dog down to prevent any further tragedy.


Pit Bull Attack Victim Contacts Dauphin County Dog Bite Attorney

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, the attorney for dog attacks in Harrisburg PA received a telephone call from a woman who had been bitten earlier in the day by an unleashed, unrestrained and unmuzzled pit bull. The Dauphin County resident was standing on a neighbor’s porch conversing with the woman. Suddenly, the Defendants’ children negligently opened the front door allowing their pit bull to run out of their residence.

The Harrisburg dog attack victim couldn’t escape this aggressive pit bull. She was bitten on her stomach and right side. Medical treatment was provided at UPMC Harrisburg Hospital. She enduring 4 painful rabies injections. Attorney Thomas J. Newell advised her to fully cooperate with the local Animal Control Officer.


Dauphin County Dog Attack Attorney Hired

On 6/16/19, your Dauphin County dog bite injury lawyer was retained by a Harrisburg PA woman. A week earlier, the neighbor’s adult male Rottweiler had jumped a fence separating the 2 properties. The Rottweiler initially attacked her dog while it was leashed and supervised in her backyard. As the woman tried to free her dog from this vicious dog attack, the Rottweiler bit her right hand and left foot.

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident contacted Attorney Newell. The lawyer for dog bite attacks in Dauphin County PA immediately scheduled a free home consultation. He has already filed a request with officials in Harrisburg to obtain any records of past attacks by this vicious Rottweiler.


Dauphin County Dog Attack Lawyer Consulted

On 6/14/17, the Dauphin County dog bite attorney provided a free consultation to a Schuylkill County Pennsylvania woman whose son was bitten on the hand by a neighbor’s unleashed dog. Attorney Thomas J. Newell advised the mother to have her child’s dog attack wound treated by a medical provider since the boy’s skin had been broken. Dog bite wounds to the hand are very susceptible to becoming infected. Decisions regarding the need for a tetanus shot or rabies vaccination should be made in consultation with the treating physician.


Dauphin County Dog Bite Lawyer Advises Dog Attack Victim

On 6/2/17, your attorney for dog attacks in Dauphin County PA provided legal analysis to a Harrisburg PA woman who was attacked by a neighbor’s unleashed Scottish Terrier. The Dauphin County resident was walking to her home when she was bitten on the foot. Medical care provided at Harrisburg Hospital included a tetanus shot and a rabies injection. Follow-up medical care was rendered by her family doctor in order to avoid an infection. The Dauphin County dog bite attorney will be representing this PA dog attack victim.


Dauphin County Dog Bite Attorney Provides Free Consult

On 4/6/17, your lawyer for dog attacks in Dauphin County Pennsylvania provided a free consultation to a service technician. The man arrived at the home to complete HVAC repairs. A mixed breed dog was in the house. The dog barked loudly and viciously. Fortunately, it was locked up in a cage. When the serviceman went upstairs to retrieve a part, the dog bit his hand.  Apparently, the dog had been let out of its cage without any prior notice.