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On November 3, 2013, the Gettysburg dog bite attorney attended a Hearing in Gettysburg PA in front of Adams County Court of Common Pleas Judge Thomas R. Campbell regarding a Minor’s Compromise Petition Attorney Newell had filed with the court. This 14 page legal document outlined the facts of an April 13, 2011 pit bull attack in Adams County. A six year old girl had gone next door to play with a friend.

After being invited into the dog owners’ home, she was immediately attacked by the unrestrained pit bull. A portion of her nose was bitten off and her right cheek was also bitten. The Adams County dog bite victim was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center. A trauma surgeon re-attached her nose and sutured the facial dog bite wound. Her parents drove the PA dog bite victim back to the hospital 23 times over the next two months to undergo treatments in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

Due to the severe injuries that their daughter sustained, her parents knew that it was necessary to obtain the top Gettysburg dog bite attorney. On August 10, 2011, the attorney for dog bites in Gettysburg PA met with the little girl and her parents in their Fairfield Pennsylvania home. Attorney Thomas J. Newell explained the process of criminal prosecution of the pit bull owners by the Commonwealth of PA regarding PA Dog Law charges. The Gettysburg dog bite injury lawyer also outlined the process of litigating the potential dog bite injury lawsuit.

In August of 2011, the lawyer for dog attacks in Gettysburg attended a Hearing in the Gettysburg courtroom of District Justice Mark D. Beauchat. After testimony from the PA Dog Warden and the dog bite victim, the pit bull owners were found guilty of Harboring a Dangerous Dog and Failing to Confine the pit bull. After this vicious and unprovoked animal attack, the pit bull owners made a prudent decision to put their dog down.

Once the Adams County dog bite victim had undergone corrective plastic surgery, the Gettysburg dog bite accident attorney obtained all of her medical records, billing statements and photographs. Attorney Newell forwarded them to the dog owners’ insurance company representative. They initially refused to pay their insurance policy limit and, therefore, the Gettysburg dog bite injury attorney filed a lawsuit with the Adams County Court of Common Pleas. The filing of this 13-page Complaint convinced the defense to pay its $300,000.00 coverage limit.

In order to maximize the financial recovery for his client, the Gettysburg dog attack injury lawyer put together a structured settlement annuity plan. After reimbursing the health insurance company for its payment of the medical bills and the legal compensation for Attorney Newell, the approved financial settlement package will pay out tax-free benefits to the Adams County dog bite victim totaling $287,650.00.


What characteristics should my Gettysburg dog attack attorney possess?

    There are many Adams County PA personal injury law firms whose attorneys litigate medical malpractice cases, civil rights claims and/or product liability lawsuits. Your Gettysburg dog bite lawyer is a solo practitioner who personally guarantees that he will ALWAYS be the litigating attorney on your case. Will a large law firm put in writing that the lawyer you first meet in their office will be the one that successfully concludes your Adams County PA dog attack claim?
    Dog bite victims from 38 different Pennsylvania Counties, including Adams County, have chosen Attorney Thomas J. Newell to fight dog owners’ insurance companies on their behalf. The Gettysburg PA dog attack attorney will use his knowledge of the PA Dog Law and court decisions interpreting that statute to maximize the value of your Adams County dog bite case.
    Shouldn’t you research all Adams County dog attack law firms to hire the top Gettysburg dog bite attorney? The lawyer for dog bites in Gettysburg PA looks forward to speaking with you regarding your Adams County animal attack case. Call Attorney Newell today at 800-980-4842. He will thoroughly analyze the facts of your claim and review your potential legal options.
    If the Gettysburg dog attack injury attorney believes that you have sufficient legal grounds to pursue an Adams County dog attack case, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire will schedule a free HOME consultation in the comfort of your Adams County PA residence. Usually, the attorney for dog bites in Gettysburg PA is able to meet with a new PA dog attack client within one to three business days of the initial telephone call.
    Your Gettysburg dog bite accident lawyer has been litigating PA personal injury cases since 1981! Attorney Thomas J. Newell would be pleased to put his 39 years of legal experience to work for your Adams County dog bite case. Let Attorney Newell handle the legal issues while you concentrate on getting better.
    Georgia Martin (717-762-9794) serves as the Adams County Dog Warden. Your attorney for dog attacks in Gettysburg PA works closely with PA Dog Wardens in each county to help in the prosecution of PA Dog Law violations. Attorney Newell frequently attends hearings before local District Justices in order to provide legal assistance to the dog wardens.
    The Gettysburg dog attack attorney obtained a $300,000.00 settlement for an Adams County dog bite victim, as well as payouts of $100,000.00 or more in the following Counties: York County, Lebanon County, Northumberland County, Berks County, Erie County, Lehigh County, Monroe County, Carbon County, Bucks County and Montgomery County.The lawyer for dog bites in Gettysburg PA reminds you that financial settlement results from other PA dog attack cases do not guarantee a specific outcome for your Adams County dog bite claim. Each case must be evaluated by the damage and liability facts unique to that dog attack claim.
    Your Gettysburg PA dog bite injury lawyer fights for Pennsylvania dog attack victims every day. It is the focus of his law practice. Attorney Newell routinely receives calls from dog bite victims and personal injury attorneys from all over Pennsylvania. Why not call the Gettysburg dog bite attorney today? Attorney Newell looks forward to speaking with you regarding your Adams County dog attack case.
    The Failure to Confine Statute (Section 305) and the Harboring a Dangerous Dog Statute (Section 502-A) are aggressively used by the Gettysburg dog attack injury lawyer to maximize his PA dog bite clients’ settlement amounts versus negligent Pennsylvania dog owners.

I was attacked by a dog while jogging in Gettysburg PA. When should I telephone a Gettysburg dog bite attorney?

  • If you have been attacked by a dog in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, you should immediately receive medical care for your dog bite injuries.
  • Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital is situated at 147 Gettys Street, Gettysburg PA 17325
  • If the unleashed dog broke your skin, the ER doctor most likely will give you a tetanus shot and medications to fight off potential infections.
  • Try to obtain rabies vaccine information from the dog owner.
  • Take pictures of your dog bite wounds prior to and after obtaining the medical care.
  • Call the York County Dog Warden, Georgia Martin, at 717-762-9794. The PA Dog Warden will need all of the details regarding the Gettysburg dog bite.
  • Telephone the Gettysburg dog attack lawyer at 800-980-4842.
  • If your PA dog bite claim has legal validity, the Gettysburg dog bite injury attorney will come to your Adams County home to provide you with a free consultation in the comfort of your house.
  • If you or a friend can safely and legally photograph and/or videotape the dog that bite you, please do so.
  • The Gettysburg dog attack attorney recommends that you talk to your neighbors that you are friendly with. Perhaps one of them may have been bitten or pursued by this same aggressive dog.
  • The Gettysburg dog bite attorney will file a formal request with the DOA in Harrisburg requesting any documents regarding prior attacks by this vicious dog.
  • Specific details concerning the dog bite, the dog owner(s), their dog and your dog attack injuries are needed by your Gettysburg dog bite lawyer. Attorney Newell looks forward to receiving them from you as soon as possible.
  • The attorney for dog bites in Gettysburg PA urges all Pennsylvania dog attack victims to immediately fill any prescriptions given by their medical providers. Please complete the prescriptions by taking all of the medicine.
  • After a dog attack, the animal is placed under a 10 day quarantine. The Gettysburg dog bite injury lawyer reminds you that the negligent dog owner is permitted to keep his dog inside his home. He does not have to take it to a kennel or state agency.
  • Please email photographs of your dog bite wounds to the Adams County dog attack lawyer at
  • It is important that you send your Gettysburg dog attack injury attorney an email listing the names, addresses and phone numbers for each of your medical providers.
  • If your dog bite wound becomes infected and you want to visit an urgent care center, here are two locations in Gettysburg:
    • Gettysburg Ready Care
      40 V-Turn Drive
      Gettysburg, PA 17325
    • Wellspan Ready Care
      453 S. Washington Street
      Suite 12
      Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • The lawyer for dog bites in Gettysburg believes that prosecutions of dog owners pursuant to the PA Dog Law enhance his ability to fight the defendant’s homeowners insurance company. Please provide the PA Dog Warden with your full cooperation, including attendance at a District Justice Hearing, if necessary.
  • Send to your Gettysburg dog bite accident attorney a copy of your receipts for co-pays and deductibles you have incurred for medical bills.
  • Attorney Newell takes great pride in promptly returning his dog bite clients’ phone calls and emails. The lawyer for dog attacks in Gettysburg PA is eager to show you his commitment to personal service.

Is there a distinction between an Adams County personal injury attorney and a Gettysburg dog attack injury lawyer?

  • There are many respected Adams County car accident lawyers who represent Gettysburg car crash victims every day.
  • Having knowledge of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code does not equate to having the necessary expertise to serve as your Gettysburg dog bite accident attorney.
  • The PA Dog Law has nothing in coming with Pennsylvania laws regarding car insurance. Your lawyer for dog attacks in Gettysburg PA should have years of experience in using Pennsylvania’s dog bite laws to win PA dog attack claims for his/her clients.
  • The Gettysburg dog attack injury attorney fights for PA dog bite victims each and every day!
  • Dog attack victims from 38 different Pennsylvania Counties have entrusted Attorney Thomas J. Newell with their legal case.
  • Would you really choose a medical malpractice lawyer to serve as the Gettysburg dog bite accident lawyer for your child’s dog attack claim?
  • Attorney Newell frequently negotiates with homeowners insurance company representatives who have paid him settlements in prior PA dog bite cases. They are very familiar with his track record of producing results for his clients.
  • You only have one opportunity to have your child’s Adams County dog bite case represented in the best possible way. Call the attorney for dog attacks in Gettysburg PA today at 800-980-4842.
  • Put Attorney Newell’s 35 years of experience to work for your child. The Gettysburg dog attack lawyer will be happy to provide you with a thorough free consultation. He will provide you with his legal analysis of the application of the PA Dog Law to your child’s claim.
  • Thomas J. Newell, Esquire provides a free HOME visit for all of his Adams County dog attack clients. Usually, the Gettysburg dog bite accident lawyer can arrange to meet you in the comfort of your residence within one to three days of your initial call with him.
  • The PA dog attack attorney has successfully obtained dog bite settlements of $100,000.00 or greater in 11 different Pennsylvania Counties – including Adams County. Past results in other cases do not guarantee a specific settlement amount for your child. However, the Gettysburg dog bite injury attorney is able to use the results of his own past victories to maximize settlements for his current PA dog attack victims.
  • Please provide your full cooperation to the Adams County Dog Warden. The attorney for dog attacks in Gettysburg Pennsylvania attends District Justice Hearings on behalf of his clients. Attorney Newell personally prepares them for their testimony, as well as provides his legal expertise to the PA Dog Warden who is prosecuting the case on behalf of the Commonwealth of 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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On 8/6/22, your lawyer for dog attacks in Adams County and Franklin County gave a free legal analysis to a Greencastle, PA woman. A week earlier, her small child had been talking to a neighbor on her driveway when the woman’s pit bull began an unprovoked dog attack.

The little girl was bitten on her stomach and was treated at nearby Chambersburg Hospital located on 7th Street in Chambersburg, PA. The Franklin County resident has also spoken to the Franklin County Dog Warden – Georgia Martin.