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$ 101,000.00
Northumberland County PA

In May of 2011, the Northumberland County dog bite lawyer obtained a Northumberland County dog attack case settlement of $101,000.00. Eleven months earlier, a Kulpmont, Pennsylvania woman tried to perform a good deed and help out a neighbor who was at a family funeral. Food was delivered to the Good Samaritan’s home as the defendant dog owner was attending to family matters.

Once the funeral ended, the defendant came over to pick up the food. The Northumberland County resident opened her door and as she did, the defendant’s unleashed dog ran into her house. The elderly woman turned to retrieve the food. Unfortunately, she tripped over the unrestrained dog and fell to the ground badly fracturing her right ankle.

The Kulpmont PA resident was admitted to the Shamokin Hospital where surgery was performed. A plate with 7 screws was installed to attempt to stabilize the fractured ankle. The severely broken right ankle became infected and the surgeons had no choice other than to amputate the leg below her right knee.

The Northumberland County dog attack attorney obtained all of the Kulpmont resident’s medical records and bills. Attorney Newell promptly obtained the defendant’s liability policy limit payout of $100,000.00 plus the med-pay coverage of $1,000.00. The biggest problem was how to account for the medical bills which totaled nearly $250,000.00.

After weeks of negotiations, the Northumberland County dog attack lawyer convinced Medicare, the PA Department of Welfare and a private health insurance company to reduce their subrogation liens to an amount totaling just 20% of the total bills. The attorney for dog bites in Northumberland County also verified that there was no other liability insurance coverage available for the negligent dog owner.

$ 55,000.00
Northumberland County PA

In January of 2014, the Northumberland County dog bite attorney negotiated a Northumberland County dog bite settlement of $55,000.00. In the spring of 2013, an Elysburg PA woman and her 2 Cairn Terriers were attacked by a German Shepherd owned by neighbors. The German Shepherd was unleashed, unrestrained and unsupervised when it attacked the Northumberland County dog bite victim just outside her home.

The Elysburg PA resident received medical care at Geisinger Medical Center. The ER physician gave her a tetanus shot, an IV to administer antibiotics and several stitches to partially close a 10 centimeter long dog bite wound to her left hand. The Northumberland County dog attack victim was fitted with an Ortho Volar wrist splint and required to use prescribed antibiotic medication to prevent infection.

Unfortunately, this was not the first time the Northumberland County dog owners violated the PA Dog Law. In June of 2007, they permitted their unleashed German Shepherd to run around the neighborhood. It attacked the woman’s 2 small terriers resulting in dog bite wounds which required veterinary care. The German Shepherd had also run onto the dog bite victim’s property and tried to break through her screen door to attack her and/or her terriers.

As a result of this Northumberland County dog bite attack, the dog owners were charged with violating Pennsylvania dog laws. They pled guilty to violating the Failure to Confine Statute, as well as the Harboring a Dangerous Dog Statute of the PA Dog Law. Since their German Shepherd was not properly vaccinated, they were also not in compliance with the Pennsylvania Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act.

The Northumberland County dog bite injury attorney obtained all of the evidence regarding the prior unprovoked attacks by this vicious dog. Attorney Newell forwarded an 8-page legal liability memorandum to the defense adjuster. The lawyer for dog bites in Northumberland County successfully argued that the value of the PA dog attack case was greatly enhanced by the proof provided regarding the prior vicious propensities of this German Shepherd.

Looking for an aggressive and knowledgeable Northumberland County dog attack lawyer? Call Attorney Newell today to set up your free consultation anywhere in Northumberland County, PA.


What cities in Northumberland County will your Northumberland County dog bite accident lawyer travel to in order to meet with PA dog attack victims?

  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell will visit any Northumberland County dog bite victim who has a legitimate PA dog attack claim, including those who live in:
    • Coal Township 17866, Sunbury 17801, Shamokin 17872
    • Milton 17847, Mount Carmel 17851, Delaware Twp. 17777
    • Ralpho Township 17872, Northumberland 17857
    • Turbotville 17772, Kulpmont 17834
  • Call the Northumberland County dog bite attorney at 800-980-4842.

What characteristics do Northumberland County dog bite lawyers possess?

  • Experience: The Northumberland County dog attack attorney has been litigating PA personal injury claims since 1981.
  • Expertise: The Northumberland County dog bite lawyer has represented Pennsylvania dog attack victims in 38 different PA Counties.
  • Service: By providing a free home consult for all of his Northumberland County dog bite clients, the Northumberland County dog attack lawyer makes hiring a PA dog bite attorney as easy as possible.
  • Dedication: The Northumberland County dog bite attorney focuses his law practice on representing the legal rights of Pennsylvania dog attack victims.

Who is the Northumberland County Dog Warden?

  • Alan Fegley is the PA Dog Warden responsible to enforce the PA Dog Law in Northumberland County Pennsylvania.
  • If you have been bit by a dog in Northumberland County, call the PA Dog Warden at 570-236-3452.
  • The Northumberland County dog bite injury lawyer suggests you provide the Northumberland County Dog Warden with as much cooperation as possible. Photographs, medical records and medical bills should be promptly provided to the PA Dog Warden for Northumberland County.



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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Northumberland County Pit Bull Attack Consultation

On 7/12/23, your Northumberland County Dog Bite Attorney provided a free consult to a woman whose son was attacked by an unleashed pit bull. The young child was bitten on his hand.

Attorney Newell advised her to immediately take the boy to a hospital in order to obtain a prescription for anti-infection medication. He also advised her to call the Northumberland Dog Warden.


Free Consultation Provided by Northumberland County Dog Attack Lawyer

On 2/6/23, your Attorney for Dog Bites in Northumberland County gave a free detailed case analysis to parents of a young girl from Lewistown, PA.  The Mifflin County PA resident was riding her bicycle in a public alley with another girl when they were both pursued and attacked by a mixed breed dog. She was bitten on her foot and received medical attention at Lewistown-Geisinger Hospital.

Attorney Newell is investigating the case to see if litigation is appropriate.


Northumberland County Dog Bite Attorney Consulted

On 7/12/17, the Northumberland County dog attack attorney provided a free consultation to a woman from Northumberland Pennsylvania whose son was bitten by a dog on July 1st. He was walking on a public sidewalk when a terrier bit his right leg. Their family doctor prescribed antibiotics and supplied the woman with information re: the signs of potential infections.

Attorney Newell explained the process by which the PA Department of Health becomes involved in the 10 day quarantine procedure. He also advised the woman to give her full cooperation to the Northumberland County Dog Warden. Since the aggressive dog was on a leash at the time of the dog attack, there might not be a violation of the PA Dog Law.