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In January of 2010, your Lebanon dog bite attorney obtained approval from a Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas judge to settle a Lebanon County dog attack claim for $101,000.00. In the spring of 2009, a ten year old boy was playing with his friends in Palmyra PA when they invited him into their home. After they entered the house, someone opened the door leading to the basement. The defendants’ adult female pit bull came charging up the steps and mauled the defenseless boy.

The Lebanon County dog attack victim was immediately taken to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The boy was placed under anesthesia and a plastic surgeon repaired the dog bite wounds to his lip and chin. Follow-up medical care with the surgeon was needed in order to ensure that the dog attack facial wounds would not become infected. Due to the severe mental anguish caused by the unprovoked pit bull attack, the parents of the dog bite victim took him to seek treatment from mental health professionals.

Due to the seriousness of their son’s pit bull attack injuries, the parents reviewed multiple PA dog attack attorney websites and chose the top Lebanon dog bite attorney. Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided free home consultation to the boy’s parents in their Palmyra home. He then contacted a neighbor who had information regarding prior aggressive actions by the defendants’ pit bull. The Lebanon dog attack lawyer drafted a detailed Affidavit for the witness to sign which specified the dog’s prior vicious propensities.

Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained the hospital admission records, the surgeon’s report, billing statement and photographs. The Lebanon dog attack attorney sent those items, along with the witness’ signed Affidavit to the defense adjuster. The homeowners insurance company promptly agreed to pay its $100,000.00 liability policy limit, as well as its $1,000.00 med-pay coverage amount. The lawyer for dog bites in Lebanon PA confirmed that there was no umbrella policy available for this PA dog attack claim.

Attorney Newell also negotiated with the parents’ health insurance company and persuaded them to reduce their subrogation lien by 25% in order to maximize the dog bite victim’s financial recovery. Since the Lebanon dog bite lawyer got the maximum amount possible for his client without having to file a Lebanon County dog attack lawsuit, he was able to eliminate the necessity of the young boy having to testify at trial regarding this horrific unprovoked attack.


What traits should I expect to find in my Lebanon dog bite attorney?

    Call your Lebanon dog attack lawyer today @ 800-980-4842. Attorney Newell will personally speak with you. He will completely evaluate the facts regarding legal liability in the Lebanon County dog bite case and the damages you sustained in the PA dog bite attack.
    If the attorney for dog bites in Lebanon County PA determines that you have a valid Pennsylvania dog bite claim, he will set up a free HOME consultation in the comfort of your Lebanon PA residence. Normally, Attorney Thomas J. Newell can meet with you within 1-3 business days of your initial call.
    You only have one opportunity to have your Lebanon dog bite case presented to the dog owner’s insurance company with the greatest possible expertise. Don’t you deserve to have as your legal representative a Lebanon dog attack attorney who has litigated PA personal injury cases since 1981?
    Attorney Newell fights for Pennsylvania dog attack victims every day. The Lebanon dog bite accident lawyer actively works with the Pennsylvania Dog Wardens to promote a safer neighborhood environment and to hold negligent dog owners accountable as per the PA Dog Law.
    Dog bite victims from 38 different Pennsylvania Counties have put their faith in Attorney Newell by choosing him to serve as their legal counsel for their dog bite accident cases. Your Lebanon PA dog bite injury attorney aggressively uses the statutes contained in the PA Dog Law to maximize the financial payments to his PA dog attack victims.
    PA dog bite victims have the ability to choose from many Lebanon dog attack law firms. However, their dog bite claim could be reassigned from one attorney to another and one paralegal to another.  How to pick the top Lebanon dog bite attorney? Look at each Lebanon County dog attack law firm’s websites. Is representing Pennsylvania dog bite injury clients their #1 priority or just one of many types of legal cases they accept? Your Lebanon PA dog bite injury lawyer is a solo practitioner whose paralegal has worked for him for the last 27 years. Attorney Newell guarantees that he will always personally handle your Lebanon dog bite lawsuit.
    Attorney Newell has a proven track record in his representation of dog bite victims throughout Pennsylvania. The PA dog attack attorney has obtained settlements in excess of $100,000.00 in Lebanon County, York County, Adams County, Northumberland County, Berks County, Montgomery County, Lehigh County, Bucks County, Carbon County and Monroe County. Please remember that past results do not guarantee a specific settlement amount for your Lebanon County, Pennsylvania dog bite case. The facts of each claim are unique. The attorney for dog attacks in Lebanon PA looks forward to speaking with you.
    Your Lebanon dog bite accident lawyer encourages you to promptly call the Lebanon County Dog Warden – Christ Seiple at 717-838-5821. At his request, please forward to him photos of your dog attack wounds, as well as a copy of your emergency room medical records.
    The lawyer for dog bites in Lebanon PA believes that convictions under the PA Dog Law greatly enhance his ability to prosecute your personal injury claim. The Failure to Confine Statute (Section 305) and the Harboring a Dangerous Dog Statute (Section 502-A) are powerful tools in the hands of an experienced PA dog attack lawyer.

My child was attacked by an unleashed dog while riding her bicycle. When should I contact a Lebanon dog attack attorney?

  • Your first priority should be to take your child to a nearby medical facility to have the dog bite wounds treated by a doctor.
  • Lebanon PA medical facilities:
    • The Good Samaritan Hospital
      252 S. 4th Street
      Lebanon, PA 17042
    • Med Express Urgent Care
      1010 West Crestview Drive
      Lebanon, PA 17042
    • GSH Urgent Care
      956 Isabel Drive
      Lebanon, PA 17042
    • LG Health Urgent Care
      1701 Cornwall Road, Suite 200
      Lebanon, PA 17042
  • The most significant concern with dog bite wounds is infection via broken skin. The treating physician may give your daughter a tetanus shot, a rabies vaccination and antibiotic medications.
  • Please promptly fill any prescriptions. The lawyer for dog attacks in Lebanon PA highly recommends that you completely read and follow the discharge instructions provided to you at the hospital/urgent care center.
  • If possible, the Lebanon dog bite accident attorney suggests you contact the negligent dog owner to obtain information about the dog’s vet and its rabies vaccination record.
  • The Lebanon County Health Department will send you and the dog owner information regarding the Pennsylvania mandated 10-day quarantine procedure for the attacking dog.
  • Telephone the Lebanon dog bite lawyer now at 800-980-4842.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell will personally speak with you regarding your daughter’s unprovoked PA dog attack.
  • If the Pennsylvania dog bite claim has legal merit, the Lebanon PA dog attack attorney will set up a free HOME consultation – usually within a few days of your initial telephone call.
  • Please provide Attorney Newell will photographs of your child’s dog bite wounds, both before and after she received the initial medical care.
  • It would be a big help to your Lebanon dog bite attorney if you could email the photos to
  • Don’t forget to call the Lebanon County Dog Warden, Chris Seiple, at 717-838-5821.
  • If it is possible to safely and legally videotape and/or photograph the dog that attacked your child, please do so.
  • The Lebanon dog attack injury lawyer recommends that you speak with your friends in the neighborhood concerning this dog. Any evidence they may have regarding past aggressive acts by this dog would be helpful.
  • Attorney Newell will file an official request with state officials in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to see if they have any complaints on record regarding the defendant’s dog.
  • It is important that you send to your Lebanon PA dog attack lawyer all of the contact information for every medical provider that renders care to your daughter.
  • Receipts for co-pays and deductibles are needed by your lawyer for dog bites in Lebanon PA to prove out-of-pocket expenses incurred for your child’s medical care.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell takes great pride in promptly returning telephone calls and emails from clients. Call the Lebanon PA dog bite lawyer today to experience his level of personal service that he provides to his Pennsylvania dog attack victims.
  • The Lebanon dog bite injury attorney believes that prosecutions of reckless dog owners under the Pennsylvania Dog Law makes neighborhoods safer because the defendant is much more apt to become more vigilant in keeping their dog properly confined.
  • Another advantage provided by PA Dog Law convictions is the positive impact it has on Attorney Newell’s ability to use them versus the negligent dog owners. Your lawyer for dog attacks in Lebanon PA aggressively uses those convictions to maximize settlement values for his PA dog bite victims.
  • Once your medical care has concluded and Attorney Thomas J. Newell has obtained all of your child’s medical records, it will be necessary that you send to the Lebanon dog bite accident attorney photographs depicting your daughter’s permanent scars.
  • Information regarding your child’s legal claim that is exchanged between you and Attorney Newell is only protected by the “attorney-client privilege” if it remains private and confidential. Your Lebanon dog attack injury lawyer reminds you to keep all of your communications with him private. If other people ask you questions about the dog bite case, tell them Attorney Newell has forbidden you to speak about it with others.

Is there a difference between a Lebanon County personal injury lawyer and a Lebanon dog bite accident attorney?

  • There are many respected Lebanon car crash attorneys who litigate Lebanon car accident cases on a daily basis.
  • Having the detailed knowledge necessary to fully comprehend the PA Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law has no correlation to becoming a seasoned and experienced Lebanon dog attack injury lawyer.
  • The Pennsylvania laws regarding responsibilities of dog owners have nothing in common with the PA Motor Vehicle Code. Isn’t it critical that your Lebanon dog attack attorney have an in-depth knowledge of the PA Dog Law?
  • Your daughter’s case shouldn’t serve as an on-the-job training for a novice attorney!
  • Your lawyer for dog attacks in Lebanon PA fights for PA dog bite victims every day.
  • Attorney Newell has been honored to represent Pennsylvania dog bite victims from 38 different PA Counties.
  • Do you really believe that a medical malpractice lawyer could represent your daughter with the same level of expertise as that which would be provided by a Lebanon dog bite injury attorney?
  • With 35 years of litigation experience, Attorney Thomas J. Newell looks forward to aggressively representing your daughter in the Lebanon County dog bite case against the negligent dog owner.
  • The Lebanon dog bite accident lawyer provides a free HOME consultation to all of his Lebanon County dog attack clients.
  • Call Attorney Newell today at 800-980-4842.
  • The attorney for dog attacks in Lebanon will personally review the facts of your child’s dog bite case with you. If the PA Dog Law would support a damage claim, Attorney Thomas J. Newell will immediately schedule the free home visit.
  • The Lebanon dog bite injury lawyer has obtained settlements of $100,000.00 in 11 different Pennsylvania Counties – including Lebanon County. While the liability and damage facts of each case ultimately determine the proper settlement value, adjusters representing negligent dog owners are aware of Attorney Newell’s track record of significant results throughout Pennsylvania.
  • The lawyer for dog attacks in Lebanon is well known to many homeowners insurance companies. His experience enables him to streamline the settlement/litigation process.
  • Attorney Newell believes it is critical to aggressively use the PA Dog Law to prosecute reckless/negligent Pennsylvania dog owners. Your Lebanon dog attack injury attorney works closely with PA Dog Wardens to provide them with his legal expertise regarding the PA Dog Law.



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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