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$ 300,000.00                                     Pike County PA

On April 25, 2018, the Pike County PA dog attack attorney obtained a $300,000.00 Pike County dog bite settlement. A young woman was visiting her boyfriend in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania when his pit bull viciously mauled her causing severe facial wounds. The Poconos resident was immediately taken to the closest medical center – Newton Memorial Hospital.

Unfortunately, there was no plastic surgeon on duty. Therefore, the Shohola resident was rushed to Morristown Hospital. During the surgery, dozens of stitches were needed to close the massive facial pit bull attack wounds. Upon her return home, she suffered from many nightmares and flashbacks.  She avoided going out in public so as to not deal with rude questions or stares from those she might encounter.

Several weeks after the unprovoked pit bull attack, her parents telephoned the Pike County dog attack injury lawyer. Attorney Newell immediately set up a free consultation with the young lady and her mother at a place convenient to them in Pike County. One of their greatest concerns was a worsening financial situation for the PA dog bite victim.

Since the Poconos resident had a job as a customer service representative for a retail chain, it was impossible for her to avoid constant contact with the general public. As such, she was mentally unable to return to work and deal with the negative comments/questions that were sure to arise. The Pike County dog bite injury attorney was very sensitive to this economic tsunami and worked tirelessly to obtain a prompt settlement.

The lawyer for dog bites in Pike County PA obtained the payout statement from his client’s health insurance carrier and numerous photographs.  He forwarded them to the pit bull owner’s insurance company, along with a detailed analysis as to why their insured was legally responsible for these horrific injuries. Even though there were no prior attacks on human beings and there was no apparent violation of the PA Dog Law, Attorney Newell convinced the homeowners insurance carrier to pay its maximum liability insurance coverage within 3 months of being hired.

$ 80,000.00                                      Pike County PA

On January 10, 2018, the Pike County dog attack lawyer finalized an $80,000.00 dog bite settlement on behalf of a young girl who had been bitten in Matamoras PA. She was being babysat by a family friend when the homeowner’s German Shepherd attacked her without any provocation or discernible reason. There were numerous dog bite wounds to her left arm.

The dog owner took her to Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis NY. The Emergency Room doctor injected the 2 largest dog attack wounds with a local anesthetic. The lacerations were thoroughly cleaned out and a total of 8 sutures were used to close the dog bite wounds. A radiologist took several x-rays of her left arm. Fortunately, there were no fractures. Augmentin was prescribed. The discharge instructions contained specific information regarding the need to be vigilant of potential infections.

Unfortunately, the dog bite wounds oozed pus and the surrounding skin became red and swollen. Follow-up medical treatment was provided at Bon Secours Hospital. The infected areas were cut open and drained. Dead tissue was cut away. Additional medication was prescribed. The young girl was later seen by a specialist and her pediatrician. The stitches were removed and the dog attack wounds ultimately healed without any further complications.

The child’s mother initially tried to serve as her daughter’s personal injury lawyer. However, she decided that the more prudent course of action was to hire a Pike County dog bite injury lawyer. Thomas J. Newell, Esquire provided a free home consult to the mother. He explained the legal process and the methods he would take to maximize the potential settlement value of this German Shepherd dog attack case.

Attorney Newell acquired current photos and medical records/bills from Bon Secours Hospital and the treating physicians. The Pike County dog attack injury attorney then sent those documents, along with a dozen page settlement analysis letter to the defendant’s adjuster hired by her insurance carrier to investigate this claim. Several moths of negotiations resulted in an agreement to settle the Pike County dog bite attack claim for $80,000.00.

The attorney for dog bites in Pike County, Pennsylvania filed a detailed legal pleading requesting court approval of the minor’s settlement pursuant to PA Rule of Civil Procedure 2039. Thomas J. Newell, Esquire supplied the judge with all appropriate documents concerning the tax-free structured settlement annuity. His client is guaranteed to receive payments totaling $74,703.91. Her mother was very pleased that this large settlement was agreed to without having to file a lawsuit versus the family friend.

$ 32,806.00                                     Pike County PA

On March 27, 2017, the Pike County dog bite attorney obtained a $32,806.00 PA dog attack settlement for a Milford PA resident. A woman dropped off some trash at her community dumpster and was returning to her residence when one of her neighbors lost control of their pit bull. This vicious dog shrugged off its muzzle, collar and leash and proceeded to pursue the woman.

The pit bull jumped up, grabbed her scarf with its teeth and pulled her to the ground. The scarf wrapped around her neck and she feared that she would be choked to death. As soon as she yanked off the scarf, she covered her face with her arms and hands to protect it from being bitten. A brave man heard her screams and came to her rescue. He was only able to stop the vicious dog attack by kicking the pit bull multiple times. While this was going on, the female owner of the pit bull stood by yelling at the dog.

A family member drove the Pike County dog bite victim to the Orange Regional Medical Center. The Emergency Room records document dog attack wounds to her left arm, both hands and her abdomen. The medical staff cleaned the dog bite wounds, administered a tetanus shot and gave her a prescription for Augmentin. Fortunately, the pit bull was up-to-date with its rabies vaccination. She was given information regarding symptoms of infection and advised to follow up with a nephrologist.

Soon thereafter, the woman telephoned your lawyer for dog attacks in Pike County Pennsylvania. After reviewing the basic facts of the PA dog bite attack, Attorney Newell provided a free home consultation to the woman in the comfort of her Milford PA residence. He encouraged her to obtain mental health care due to the various problems she was dealing with which included: flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, difficulty sleeping and the fear of being attacked again in her own neighborhood.

Pursuant to her lawyer’s request, the Pike County dog bite victim treated for the next two months with a local mental health specialist. The goal of the medical care was to attempt to regain a sense of normalcy with her daily activities and to overcome her fear of all dogs which she had acquired as a result of the pit bull attack. Unfortunately, she was not able to finish the planned treatment sessions with her mental health specialist due to family issues beyond her control.

The Pike County PA dog bite accident attorney provided medical authorizations to all of his client’s treating physicians. After obtaining the medical bills and medical records, he acquired current photographs identifying permanent scars on her abdomen. Attorney Newell sent those documents to the defense adjuster, along with a 10-page settlement review which outlined the legal options available to the innocent pit bull attack victim.

A month later, the attorney for dog attacks in Pike County Pennsylvania sent the dog owner’s homeowners insurance company representative a 6 page supplement to the original demand letter. Shortly thereafter, settlement negotiations commenced. The Milford PA resident was happy with the final agreed upon payout, as well as the fact that she did not have to file a Pike County dog attack lawsuit versus her neighbor.

$ 23,828.00                                     Pike County PA

On January 23, 2017, the Pike County dog bite lawyer concluded a $23,828.00 dog attack settlement with the pit bull owner’s insurance company. An elderly man was bitten on the cheek and lower lip when visiting a family member. He was taken to Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. The ER doctor used 10 stitches to close the dog bite wound and the patient was provided with a prescription for antibiotics.

Fortunately, no infections developed. The sutures were removed around 10 days later and no follow-up medical care was needed. The one issue of note left over from the dog attack is a small lump of scar tissue which remains in his lower lip. It currently has no negative impact on his ability to eat or drink.

Several months after the unprovoked animal attack, the Pike County dog bite attorney provided a free home consultation to the gentleman in the comfort of his Poconos home. Attorney Newell found out that the pit bull owner admitted to the victim after the attack that the vicious dog had bitten someone else just two months earlier. Of course, this was information that the dog owner had “forgotten” to provide to his insurance company.

After Thomas J. Newell, Esq. obtained medical records, medical bills and current photographs, he put together a detailed five-page demand letter addressed to the defendant’s homeowners insurance company representative. The Pike County dog attack lawyer was especially adamant that a potential jury would find the pit bull owner’s conduct to be reckless. The defendant should have routinely segregated the pit bull from his guests by having it locked up in a room or suitable dog cage. The Pike County dog attack settlement was welcomed by the elderly gentleman.

What Pike County PA cities and townships will the Pike County dog bite accident lawyer visit?

  • The Pike County dog attack attorney will provide you with a free home consultation no matter where you live in Pike County Pennsylvania, including:Milford (18337); Matamoras (18336); Dingmans Ferry (18328);
    Delaware Twp. (18328); Laxawaxen Twp. (18428); Bushkill (18324);
    Shohola Twp. (18458); Hawley (18428, 18438); Lehman Twp. (18324);
    Blooming Grove (18428); Paupack (18451); Westfall Twp. (18336);
    Lords Valley (18428) and Palmyra Twp. (18451).
  • The lawyer for dog bites in Pike County PA can usually schedule a free home visit within 1-3 business days after your initial call to him.
  • Attorney Newell always personally reviews each potential dog bite case that is presented to his law office.
  • Call the Pike County dog bite injury attorney today at 570-421-0893. Put his 36 years of personal injury litigation experience to work for you.


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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Victim Calls Pike County Dog Bite Attorney

On 9/15/22/ a dog attack victim called your lawyer for dog bites in Pike County, Pennsylvania. A house was up for sale near Milford, PA. She arrived at the designated time. As the woman was walking up the driveway, 3 0r 4 small unleashed dogs came running towards her.

One or two of the aggressive little dogs bit her legs. Medical staff at the hospital gave her a tetanus shot and cleaned the dog bite wounds. Unfortunately, she developed negative side effects from the anti-infection medication she was prescribed.  Attorney Newell thoroughly reviewed her case.


Pike County Dog Attack Lawyer Hired

On 1/19/18, your attorney for dog attack claims in Pike County Pennsylvania was hired by a young woman who was recently mauled by a pit bull. In mid December of 2017, she was at her boyfriend’s house in Dingmans Ferry PA. Suddenly, and without warning, his adult non-neutered blue nose pit bull attacked her.

She was bitten on the face. This savage dog attack resulted in severe facial lacerations which required immediate plastic surgery. Additional surgical procedures will undoubtedly be required. The Pike County dog bite attorney met with the victim and her mother and provided a complete description of the procedure he will take to aggressively represent her legal interests.


Pike County Dog Attack Attorney Contacted After Unprovoked Attack

On 5/8/17, your lawyer for dog bite claims in Pike County Pennsylvania was contacted by a man whose friend was bitten by two dogs while walking in her Matamoras PA neighborhood. She was treated at a nearby hospital in Port Jervis NY. The Pike County Dog Warden was contacted. Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided feedback regarding the PA Dog Law and what steps are necessary to have been completed before there was the legal ability to have a vicious dog “put down.” A prior conviction of Failure to Confine is required before the life of any dog can be officially terminated.


Pike County Dog Bite Lawyer Settles Dog Attack Claim

On 3/27/17, your attorney for dog attack cases in Pike County PA obtained a $32,806.00 dog bite settlement. Attorney Newell represented a woman who was attacked by a neighbor’s unleashed pit bull. Due to prior aggressive actions, the pit bull was always muzzled when out in public. Unfortunately, the pit bull escaped from its leash collar and muzzle to launch an unprovoked dog bite attack on the Pike County Pennsylvania resident. Thomas J. Newell, Esquire was pleased to have obtained the significant dog bite settlement without having to sue his client’s neighbor.