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In August of 2016, the Erie dog bite attorney filed a ten-page Petition for Minor’s Compromise Settlement under Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 2039 with the Orphans’ Court of Common Pleas of Erie County. On September 6, 2016, a hearing was held before Judge Elizabeth K. Kelly. Testimony was given by the parents of a four year old girl who was attacked by a dog on 10/28/14 in North East PA.

Your lawyer for dog attacks in Erie Pennsylvania provided Judge Kelly with proof that he had obtained the maximum liability policy limit of $100,000.00 from the property owners’ insurance company, as well as the dog owners’ homeowners insurance carrier, along with a $1,000.00 med-pay contribution. Affidavits of No Additional Insurance Coverage were attached as Exhibits to the Petition, along with copies of the defendants’ insurance Declaration Pages.

The Erie County dog attack took place inside the home of the little girl’s relatives without any warning. There were no prior attacks by the mixed breed dog and there were no provable violations of the PA Dog Law. Immediately after the unprovoked PA dog attack, the child was taken to the ER of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Hamot. Stitches were used to close the lacerations on her left cheek.

Given the gravity of their daughter’s injuries, the parents felt that it was critical to hire the best Erie dog bite lawyer. In November of 2014, the Erie dog attack lawyer provided a free home consultation to the girl’s parents. He encouraged them to have the child’s facial scars monitored by a plastic surgeon. The specialist examined the dog bite wounds in October of 2015 and opined that the scars had healed so well that corrective plastic surgery was not necessary. Attorney Newell ordered copies of his client’s medical records and bills, as well as up-to-date photographs.

Once the $201,000.00 dog attack settlement was agreed to between the parties, the attorney for dog bites in Erie PA obtained a structured settlement annuity quote from an A++ rated Annuity Issuer which guaranteed the girl a total tax-free payout of $223,867.00. Her parents were also delighted that this large PA dog bite settlement was obtained without the necessity of filing an Erie County dog attack lawsuit versus family members and friends.

What criteria should I consider when selecting an Erie dog bite injury attorney?

    The Erie dog attack lawyer provides his personal attention to every new dog bite client who telephones Attorney Newell. Please contact him today at 800-980-4842. He would be happy to review the details of your Pennsylvania dog attack case and outline the steps necessary to successfully resolve your Pennsylvania personal injury claim.
    The attorney for dog attacks in Erie PA has been litigating personal injury cases since 1981. Shouldn’t you hire someone whom you believe to be the best Erie dog bite lawyer to represent your son’s legal interests? Doesn’t your son’s Erie County dog bite claim deserve the expertise of a trial lawyer with nearly four decades of litigation experience? Attorney Newell’s work has resulted in him receiving the designation of “Super Lawyer” by Thomson-Reuters. Only 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania have met the criteria to receive this prestigious honor.
    If Attorney Thomas J. Newell has concluded that you have a viable PA dog attack case, the Erie dog bite lawyer will immediately schedule a free HOME consultation at your Erie County PA home. Oftentimes, Attorney Newell can arrange to meet you within one to three business days from the date of your telephone call with him.
    The Erie dog attack attorney guarantees that he will always represent you regarding the litigation of your child’s personal injury claim. Thomas J. Newell, Esq. is a solo practitioner – not a lawyer in a large law firm. You never have to be concerned that the case will be transferred to a young associate attorney fresh out of law school, a/k/a learning on the job!
    The Erie dog bite injury lawyer has a track record of three decades of personal injury litigation results here in Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2016, Attorney Newell obtained a $201,000.00 settlement for an Erie County dog attack victim.However, you should always remember that dog bite settlements in other PA dog attack cases do not guarantee a specific economic result in your child’s case. Each Erie dog bite claim must be evaluated on the merits of the facts specific to that case. The Erie dog bite accident attorney applies his knowledge from dozens of other dog attack cases to analyze the potential value of a new PA dog bite legal claim.
    Brian Froess is the Erie County Dog Warden. He is responsible for investigating dog attacks in this County. If your child has been bitten by a dog, immediately take him/her to receive the necessary medical care. As soon as practical, call the PA Dog Warden at 814-934-2983. The lawyer for dog bites in Erie PA urges you to provide the Dog Warden with your full cooperation. This includes forwarding medical records, medical bills and photographs of your child’s dog bite injuries.
    Whom to you believe would have the dedication necessary to fight the negligent dog owner’s insurance company – a general practice attorney who might have handled two or three dog bite cases in their career, or an Erie dog bite accident lawyer whose daily focus is in representing dog attack victims throughout Pennsylvania? Please read the letters Attorney Newell has received from his clients as posted in his Client Videos/Reviews page. His passion is well documented in those letters of thanks.
    Undoubtedly, there are numerous personal injury attorneys who have obtained outstanding results for Erie County clients who have been injured by a defective product or as the result of a doctor’s negligence. Successfully representing a dog bite victim requires a different knowledge of Pennsylvania Law. Your Erie dog attack injury attorney has proudly represented dog bite victims in 38 different Pennsylvania Counties. Call Attorney Newell today at 800-980-4842 to put that wealth of experience to work for your child’s claim.
    Attorney Newell believes that a successful prosecution of a negligent dog owner improves his ability to maximize the value of his PA dog bite claims. Section 502-A of the PA Dog Law is the “Harboring a Dangerous Dog” Statute.A dog owner that is convicted of violating that provision of Pennsylvania Law is required to pay a significant fine and an annual fee, as well as muzzling the dog when it is not inside its home. The Erie dog attack injury lawyer frequently attends District Justice Hearings to aid the PA Dog Warden in bringing justice to communities throughout Pennsylvania.


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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