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When is the right time to call my Wayne County dog bite attorney after I’ve been attacked by a dog in Honesdale?

  • Your first priority is to seek medical care. Wayne County Memorial Hospital in Honesdale (18431) is nearby and regularly treats dog attack victims.
  • The ER doctors will be most concerned regarding whether the dog’s teeth broke your skin.
  • Rabies is a very fatal disease and every precaution must be taken to avoid becoming infected.
  • If the physician recommends rabies shots, they are usually administered on 4 different dates.  Please make sure you complete the series.
  • Antibiotics are normally prescribed for 10 days – don’t prematurely stop taking your Amoxicillin.
  • Also critical would be the documentation of your injuries. The Wayne County dog bite accident lawyer recommends that you photograph the wounds both before and after your medical treatment is rendered.
  • Call the Wayne County Dog Warden, James Rickert at 570-350-3589.
  • Critical information the PA Dog Warden will need includes:
    • A brief statement of the facts
    • Medical Records
    • Medical Bills
    • Photos of your injuries/the dog
  • In the meantime, don’t forget to call the Honesdale dog bite lawyer for a free home consultation in your Wayne County residence.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell has been representing Poconos personal injury victims since the fall of 1981. Put his 4 decades of litigation experience to work for you.

I was attacked by a dog in Honesdale, PA.  What signs of infection should I be looking for?

  • Follow the instructions/discharge papers from Wayne County Memorial Hospital or your local Urgent Care Center.
  • Information from the CDC urges you to seek immediate medical care if your Wayne County dog attack wound exhibits any of these symptoms:
    • Bite area is warm, red, sore or swollen
    • Pus and/or a bad smell comes from the wound
    • Red streak/line extending away from the laceration
    • Experience fever and/or chills
    • Feel sick to your stomach and/or vomiting
    • Trouble moving your injured area
    • Numbness and/or tingling extending beyond the wound
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  • The lawyer for dog bites in Wayne County, PA urges you to take every step possible to avoid the development of an infection at your dog attack wound site.

Who is the Wayne County Dog Warden?

  • James Rickert is the veteran Wayne County Dog Warden who can be reached at 570-350-3589.
  • After you have completed your medical care at Wayne County Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA 18431, contact Mr. Rickert.
  • The Wayne County Dog Warden is an employee of the PA Department of Agriculture.
  • Forward to Mr. Rickert photos of your dog attack wounds, as well as a statement regarding the unprovoked animal attack.
  • As soon as possible, dial 570-421-0893 to speak personally with your attorney for dog bites in Wayne County.
  • Attorney Thomas J. Newell will provide you with a thorough analysis and set up a free HOME consultation if there is a viable Wayne County dog attack case.

What traits should my Wayne County dog attack lawyer possess?

  • EXPERIENCE:  The lawyer for dog bites in Wayne County, PA has been representing personal injury victims in the Poconos since 1981!
  • TRACK RECORD:  In 1983 Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained a Wayne County Court of Common Pleas jury verdict of over $120,000.00 and, since then he has settled at least 40 PA dog attack cases for $100,000.00 or more.
  • PERSONAL SERVICE:  Your Wayne County dog bite accident attorney is a solo practitioner, not a large law firm where individual cases are just a faceless number on a docketing system.
  • EXPERTISE:  Your lawyer for dog attacks in Wayne County has been selected by dog bite victims throughout Pennsylvania, and people in 33 different PA Counties have put their faith in Attorney Newell.
  • GOOGLE REVIEWS:  Take a moment to read the 42 ***** reviews currently listed on Google – your Wayne County dog attack injury lawyer is eager to work for you.

Will the Wayne County dog attack attorney come meet with me in my Wayne County home?

  • Yes.  The Wayne County dog bite lawyer provides free consultations to anyone in Wayne County, including those who reside in:
    • Honesdale (18431), Waymart (18472), Hawley (18428, 18438)
    • Prompton (18456), Damascus (18415), Berlin Twp. (18431)
    • Canaan Twp. (18431), Paupack (18438)
    • Lakeville (18438), Sterling Twp. (18341)


The PA dog attack lawyer has aggressively represented PA dog bite victims in 33 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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Contacting the Wayne County Dog Warden

Your attorney for dog attacks in Wayne County PA urges you to telephone the Wayne County Dog Warden after you conclude your initial medical treatment. James Rickert can be reached at 570-350-3589. Provide him with the details of your Honesdale PA (18431) dog attack, as well as photos of the bite wounds and your medical bill receipts.

Immediately thereafter, telephone the Wayne County animal attack lawyer at 570-421-0893. Attorney Thomas J. Newell will evaluate the facts of your case and supply you with an analysis of how the PA Dog Law applies to your claim.