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$ 29,987.10                               Wayne County PA

In June of 2020, your Wayne County dog bite lawyer successfully settled a Honesdale dog attack claim for $29,987.10. In the summer of 2016, a jogger was running by a home on Alden Road in Honesdale when an unleashed, uncontrolled and unmuzzled Caucasian Mountain Shepherd ran off its owner’s property. It pursued, chased down and then lunged at the young man.

The Easton PA resident instinctively put up his left arm to protect his face. His left arm was cut open. He pulled his arm away and yelled at the dog. It temporarily retreated but then attacked him again. A neighbor witnessed the unprovoked dog attack and waved the victim toward his home. The man ran to the house to escape yet another attack.

The jogger called a relative who picked him up and drove to Wayne County Memorial Hospital in Honesdale PA. He was injected with a local anesthesia, given 3 stitches and prescribed Amoxicillin. He returned to the hospital within a week to have the stitches removed. A small scar on his left arm remained and was viewed by all as a permanent disfigurement of relatively minor economic value.

The Wayne County dog attack attorney provided a free consultation and set forth a game plan to amplify the prior vicious propensities of this Caucasian Mountain Shepherd in order to maximize the value of the PA dog bite claim. Attorney Thomas J. Newell telephoned 2 neighbors who had been previously terrorized by this vicious dog. Both had been pursued and chased on their own property by this out-of-control canine. They were happy to cooperate and hoped that the Honesdale dog bite attorney could effectuate real change in the dog owners’ conduct.

The lawyer for dog attacks in Wayne County PA sent the Defendants’ insurance adjuster medical records, medical bills and photos. He included a lengthy analysis as to why the dog owners were not only guilty of negligence, but also of reckless conduct supporting a punitive damage claim. Attorney Thomas J. Newell itemized numerous past incidents of the Defendants’ dog escaping and pursuing other people. This pattern of conduct showed a blatant disregard of Section 305 of the PA Dog Law “Failure to Confine.”

Of significance was the fact that the multiple incidents of prior vicious propensities sufficiently established that the Defendants harbored a “dangerous dog” in violation of Section 502-A of the PA Dog Law. The homeowners’ insurance company employee relented and paid the nearly $30,000.00 settlement to avoid the filing of a dog attack lawsuit by the Wayne County dog bite injury attorney.

$ 16,392.46                               Wayne County, PA

In October of 2020, the Wayne County dog bite attorney successfully concluded a $16,392.46 Wayne County dog attack settlement case. Two years earlier, a woman and her family had traveled to a farm outside of Honesdale (18431) to purchase some cheese. As she was walking back to her car, the woman was knocked onto the gravel driveway by an unleashed, unmuzzled and unrestrained vicious Rottweiler.

The Poconos resident was treated at Wayne County Memorial Hospital that day. X-rays and a CT-Scan were taken of her left arm. The radiologist diagnosed an acute fracture of the radial head. There was an area of soft-tissue swelling around her right knee. Some debris just below the skin was removed by the ER physician. She was given a splint for her left arm. Oxycodone and Naloxone were prescribed. She was given Bacitracin Zinc Ointment to use on her knee. Follow-up care with an orthopaedic specialist was advised.

In the meantime, your Wayne County dog attack lawyer provided a free consultation to the woman at her place of employment in Stroudsburg (18360.) Attorney Newell reminded her to keep all of her medical appointments and to promptly provide him with medical updates. The Monroe County resident was evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon who recommended an MRI of her left wrist. No abnormalities were identified. She had several sessions of physical therapy for her left arm. That treatment was discontinued because the dog bite victim felt that the care was only making her symptoms worse. No further medical care was rendered.

The Wayne County dog bite injury lawyer obtained all of the medical bills, records and photographs. He sent the settlement packet to the business’s insurance company. The defense claimed that the woman assumed the risk of injury by playing with the dog in the parking lot. Their witnesses averred that she was engaged in a playing tug-of-war with the dog and his toy. They alleged that she fell after the dog jumped on/at her while trying to retrieve his toy.

Medical records provided various different explanations regarding how the dog attack began and concluded. Attorney Thomas J. Newell countered with a detailed analysis pointing out inconsistencies among the claims made by the 2 defense adjusters and their Honesdale, PA (18431) witnesses. An opening defense settlement offer of $8,120.00 was rejected. After numerous heated communications, the Wayne County dog attack injury attorney was happy to obtain the $16,392.46 settlement.

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 38 different PA Counties have put their faith in Attorney Newell.
  • GOOGLE REVIEWS:  Take a moment to read the 52 ***** 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 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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Wayne County Pit Bull Attack Victim Speaks with Attorney Newell

On 4/5/23, your Lawyer for Pit Bull Attacks in Wayne County, PA provided a free consultation to a Lakeville, PA woman. She was walking her leashed dogs in her neighborhood when an unleashed, unmuzzled and unsupervised pit bull pursued and attacked her and her family pets.

Medical care was provided at an Urgent Care facility in Honesdale, PA. A tetanus shot was administered. Fortunately, the vicious pit bull was up-to-date with its rabies vaccination. Attorney Thomas J. Newell advised her of her legal options.


Akita Victim Calls Wayne County Dog Attack Lawyer

On 12/24/21, the attorney for dog bites in Wayne County was contacted by a man who had been attacked the previous day in Lake Ariel, PA. The gentleman was returning to his vehicle after dropping off the homeowner’s newspaper when an unleashed Akita attacked him.

The vicious dog bit both his lower leg and upper forearm before releasing its grip. The Wayne County dog bite victim was taken to a Lehigh Valley Health Network Urgent Care. The wounds were thoroughly cleansed, ointment was applied and an anti-infection medication was prescribed. Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided the victim with the Wayne County Dog Warden’s phone number with instructions to call him.

Wayne County Dog Bite Attorney Hired

On 1/30/21, your lawyer for dog attacks in Wayne County PA was hired by a Honesdale woman. Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided a free consultation. The woman had been attacked by 2 dogs owned by a neighbor. They were not leashed nor muzzled. She was bitten on her right leg.

Medical treatment was provided at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was given a tetanus shot and a prescription for Amoxicillin. A follow-up EMG was required and some scarring remains. The Wayne County dog attack lawyer will file a request with state officials in Harrisburg to see if there are any past attacks on record via the Wayne County Dog Warden.


Wayne County Dog Bite Lawyer Makes Right-to-Know Request

On 2/9/21, your Honesdale dog attack attorney emailed a Right-to-Know Request to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture concerning an August 6, 2020 dog attack. The Wayne County dog bite attorney‘s client was visiting a friend’s house in Honesdale PA (18431) when his 2 unleashed hunting dogs attacked her.

The dog owner’s reaction was rather callous and the woman was left to fend for herself. Medical care was rendered at Wayne County Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided a free consultation.


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.