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On July 7, 2015, your Williamsport dog bite attorney obtained approval from Judge Anderson of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas to settle a PA dog bite claim for $36,000.00. On that date, a Hearing was held in Williamsport Pennsylvania. Attorney Newell presented the judge with a nine-page Minor’s Compromise Petition, as well as testimony of the young boy’s parents.

Evidence was provided by the Williamsport dog attack lawyer regarding a dog bite incident on May 28, 2012 at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg PA. A four year old boy was bitten by a Chow/Chesapeake Bay Retriever mixed breed dog. The child suffered a facial dog bite wound. He was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center. Stitches were used to close the facial dog attack wound.

Originally, the boy’s parents hired a general personal injury law firm located near their home in York County. It became clear that it was necessary for them to hire the best Williamsport dog attack lawyer to take over the legal representation of their son. Attorney Thomas J. Newell came to their York County home to provide a free home consultation.

Regarding their son’s medical treatment, fortunately no infections set in. The PA dog bite victim had a follow-up appointment with a specialist nearly a year after the unprovoked animal attack. The scar healed so well that plastic surgery was not needed. The expert opined that no further medical care was required.

The homeowners’ insurance company for the dog owners took the position that their insureds had done nothing wrong. The dog was on a leash sitting next to its owner. There were no warning signs given by the dog prior to the bite. There was no evidence of prior vicious propensities. When no settlement could be reached, the Williamsport dog attack attorney filed a Complaint with the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas in May of 2014.

Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents were exchanged between the Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys. The Depositions of the boy’s parents were taken in Camp Hill PA. The Williamsport dog bite lawyer took the Depositions of the defendant dog owners and the Lycoming County Dog Warden in Williamsport.

Thereafter, settlement negotiations took place between the litigating attorneys. Ultimately, the insurance carrier agreed to pay its $1,000.00 med-pay limit, along with $35,000.00 for the boy’s pain and suffering claim. The attorney for dog bites in Williamsport PA was pleased to have settled this Lycoming County dog bite claim without the child having to testify at trial regarding the dog attack.


I was jogging in the Susquehanna State Park when I was attacked by a dog. What characteristics would be important for my Williamsport dog attack injury attorney to possess?

    Attorney Newell has one singular focus for his law practice: Protecting the legal rights of PA dog attack victims. The lawyer for dog bites in Williamsport PA fights for Pennsylvania dog bite victims every day. Insurance company adjusters working on behalf of negligent dog owners are well aware of the passion of your Lycoming County dog bite attorney.
    Your Williamsport dog bite accident lawyer has been litigation Pennsylvania personal injury claims since 1981. You only have one opportunity to have your Lycoming County dog attack claim handled with the expertise necessary to maximize its economic value. Is hiring a general practice law firm a wise decision? Shouldn’t your goal be to hire the best Williamsport dog attack lawyer?
    Telephone the Williamsport dog bite injury attorney now at 800-980-4842. Attorney Thomas J. Newell will personally speak with you. He will thoroughly review the facts of your Lycoming County dog bite claim with you.
    If the Williamsport dog bite lawyer believes that he can successfully apply the PA Dog Law to your dog attack claim, he will immediately set up a free HOME consultation in the comfort of your Lycoming County PA residence. Oftentimes, Attorney Newell can meet with a new client within one to three days of the initial telephone call.
    The lawyer for dog attacks in Williamsport PA has obtained settlements of $100,000.00 or more in the following PA Counties: Northumberland County, York County, Adams County, Erie County, Lebanon County, Berks County, Carbon County, Lehigh County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and Monroe County. Your Lycoming County dog bite lawyer reminds you that the financial value of each Pennsylvania dog attack claim is predicated upon the specific liability and damage facts of that case. Past results in other animal attack claims do not guarantee a specific result for your Lycoming County PA dog attack case.
    Your Williamsport dog bite accident attorney believes that he has an inherent duty to you and your family to make your community safer. By providing his full cooperation with PA Dog Wardens, the Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer encourages prosecutions of negligent dog owners under the PA Dog Law. Convictions frequently result in more responsible conduct by dog owners which means safer Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
    There are numerous Lycoming County law firms whose attorneys litigate medical malpractice cases, product liability lawsuits and/or civil rights claims. Personal injury files can be shifted from one attorney to another without any client control. In contrast, the Williamsport PA dog attack attorney is a solo practitioner. Attorney Newell guarantees that he will always personally handle your Lycoming County dog bite claim. The Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer treats each client as an individual, not a number of among hundreds, if not thousands, of personal injury cases in a large file room.
    Your Williamsport dog bite injury lawyer has fought for dog attack victims in 38 different Pennsylvania Counties. Shouldn’t your Lycoming County dog attack case have an attorney with that level of experience and expertise? It is not unusual for Attorney Newell to receive calls from other personal injury lawyers seeking advice for their PA animal attack claim. Call the attorney for dog attacks in Williamsport Pennsylvania today at 800-980-4842.

My daughter was just bitten by an unsupervised dog while playing at Susquehanna Park in Williamsport PA. What should we do next?

  • Immediately transport your child to a nearby Lycoming County PA medical treatment facility to obtain medical care for the dog attack wounds.
  • Williamsport, Pennsylvania medical facilities include:
    • Divine Providence Hospital
      1100 Giampian Blvd.
      Williamsport, PA 17701
    • Williamsport Regional Medical Center
      700 High Street
      Williamsport, PA 17701
    • Geisinger Careworks
      1824 E. 3rd Street
      Williamsport, PA 17701
    • Med-Express
      1953 E. 3rd Street
      Williamsport, PA 17701
  • Dog attack wounds that break the skin are susceptible to infections. Oftentimes, treating doctors will use rabies shots or a tetanus shot, as well as antibiotics to prevent an infection from developing.
  • Your Williamsport dog attack attorney recommends that you promptly fill all of the prescriptions recommended by the physician. Read the discharge instructions to become fully informed as to what symptoms of infection you should be on the lookout for.
  • The Williamsport dog attack injury lawyer suggests that you take photos of your daughter’s dog bite wounds before and after she receives her initial medical treatment. Do not assume that it will be easy for your Lycoming County PA dog attack attorney to retrieve photographs taken by medical staff at the hospital or urgent care center.
  • Telephone your child’s pediatrician’s office to schedule a follow-up appointment.
  • If you have contact information for the negligent dog owner, the Williamsport dog attack injury attorney recommends you provide that information to your medical providers and the Lycoming County Health Department as soon as possible. It is important to identify the status of the attacking dog’s rabies vaccinations.
  • After a PA dog attack, Pennsylvania’s laws regarding dog bites mandate that the attacking dog be quarantined for 10 days to ensure that it is not rabid. The negligent dog owner does not have to surrender his animal to the police or animal control. It can be kept inside his/her home for the 10 day quarantine period.
  • As soon as you can, telephone your lawyer for dog bites in Williamsport Pennsylvania at 800-980-4842.
  • Attorney Newell will personally review the facts of your Lycoming County PA dog attack claim with you.
  • If the Williamsport dog bite accident attorney concludes that he can successfully use the PA Dog Law to win your personal injury claim, he will immediately schedule a free HOME consultation in the comfort of your Lycoming County Pennsylvania residence. Usually, Attorney Thomas J. Newell can meet with a new client within one to three business days after the initial telephone call.
  • Please email any photographs/videos you have of your daughter’s dog attack wounds to your Williamsport dog bite injury lawyer at
  • Call the Lycoming County Dog Warden, Scott Shurer at 570-350-8742. When a negligent dog owner is found guilty of a PA Dog Law violation, it helps your attorney for dog attacks in Williamsport PA to maximize the economic value of the PA dog bite case.
  • Provide the Pennsylvania Dog Warden with your full cooperation if he chooses to charge the defendant with Failing to Confine his dog or Harboring a Dangerous Dog. If a hearing is scheduled before the local District Justice, the Williamsport dog bite accident lawyer will attend the court proceeding in order to fully prepare you for your testimony, as well as provide legal assistance to the Lycoming County Dog Warden.
  • If you can safely photograph the defendant’s dog, please do so. Always stay on public property and never put yourself in harm’s way.
  • The Williamsport dog bite injury attorney suggests you speak with anyone who knows the defendant dog owner. Information regarding prior vicious propensities is always helpful.
  • Attorney Newell will file a formal request with the state government in Harrisburg PA to access any reports on record regarding past attacks by this vicious dog.
  • Send to your lawyer for dog attacks in Williamsport PA copies of receipts for payments made regarding deductibles and/or co-pays for your daughter’s medical expenses.
  • The Lycoming County dog bite attorney will also need regular updates concerning your daughter’s medical appointments and contact information regarding all of her medical providers.
  • Once her medical care concludes, please send to Attorney Newell current photographs of the dog bite scars.
  • The attorney for dog bites in Williamsport guarantees that he will timely respond to your letters, telephone calls and emails. Call Attorney Thomas J. Newell today to experience his commitment to personal service.
  • Communications between an attorney and his/her client can only be protected by the “attorney-client privilege” if those emails, letters and conversations are kept private. Your Williamsport dog attack injury lawyer requires all of his clients to keep all of that information confidential to help ensure the success of the PA dog bite claim.



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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On 2/22/24, your Lawyer for Dog Bite in Lycoming County, PA gave a free analysis to a Williamsport, Pennsylvania woman who was attacked and bitten by a neighbor’s dog. She received medical treatment at the UPMC Emergency Room. The ER doctor cleaned the wounds, applied anti-infection medication, and prescribed Amoxicillin.

Thomas J. Newell, Esquire reminded her to be on the lookout for signs of infection, as a dog bite victim’s hands are very susceptible to becoming infected.