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In the fall of 2012, the York County dog attack attorney received approval from a York County Judge to settle a York County dog attack case for $508,613.84. In June of 2010, a young boy and his mother were visiting a friend in Hanover, York County. The property owner’s son owned two pit bulls which lived in an enclosed pen in the backyard.

As dusk approached, the boy went outside to catch fireflies. Somehow, the pit bulls escaped and attacked the 8 year old boy. His mother jumped on top of him to save his life. Neighbors came out and did everything possible to stop the pit bulls from continuing to attack the boy and his heroic mother.

The York County dog bite victim was admitted to Hershey Medical Center. He also received significant medical care at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Physicians performed 17 separate surgeries and used 46 total injections to help reconstruct his ears and scalp. Meanwhile, the York County dog attack lawyer was fighting the property owner’s insurance company.

The defendant’s homeowner’s insurance company sued their insured, the mother and her son in Federal Court and the York County Court of Common Pleas. They claimed that no insurance liability policy was available to make a payout because the property owner violated a clause in the contract limiting the number of units on the property to only two.

The York County dog bite attorney successfully argued that the legal claim vs. the property owner was based solely on her negligent decision to have the pit bulls enclosed by a fence that was only 3 ½ feet tall. The York County dog bite lawyer also proved that the homeowner was actively involved in the daily upkeep and care of the two pit bulls.

Ultimately, the York County dog attack lawyer persuaded the homeowner’s insurance carrier to withdraw both Declaratory Judgment Complaints and to pay their liability policy limit of $500,000.00 to the York County dog bite victims. An additional payment of $8,613.84 was made to help pay out-of-pocket medical expenses.

The York County dog bite injury attorney presented a structured settlement annuity package to the York County Judge which provided tax-free guaranteed payments to the boy at ages 18, 19, 20, 21 and 25.

$ 101,000.00                                    York County PA

On December 6, 2021, York County Orphans’ Court Judge Andrea Marceca Strong approved the York County dog bite lawyer‘s Petition for Minor’s Compromise Settlement regarding a $101,000.00 dog attack settlement. A 2 year old child was visiting her grandparents’ home. She was left alone and unsupervised with an unleashed and unmuzzled German Shepherd. The New Oxford, Pennsylvania resident was bitten on her face.

Fortunately, the dangerous dog was up-to-date with its rabies inoculations. The York County PA dog bite victim was rushed to UPMC Pinnacle Hanover Hospital. An injection of Ketamine was used to numb her face. The facial dog bite wounds were cleansed and 12 Steri-Strip sutures were administered to close the lacerations. Ultimately, a plastic surgeon was retained to evaluate the facial disfigurement. The physician identified a “dimpling deformity” which was exacerbated anytime the child smiled and/or laughed.

A scar revisional surgery was recommended. However, due to this being an “elective cosmetic surgery,” the health insurance company would not pay for the surgical procedure. The mother could not afford to pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket. Surgery was put off until after the child attains the age of 18.

After he was hired, the attorney for dog attacks in York County obtained the medical records, medical bills, photos of post attack wounds, as well as current photographs. Attorney Thomas J. Newell sent a 15 page demand letter to the homeowners’ insurance carrier. Settlement discussions ensued. The defense adjuster agreed to pay his insureds’ liability policy limit, plus the Med pay coverage, for a total York County dog bite settlement of $101,000.00.

This pre-litigation settlement significantly benefited the mother and child so that they did not have to testify in court regarding this traumatic unprovoked dog attack. The York County dog bite injury lawyer obtained a tax-free structured settlement annuity for his client.

$ 101,000.00                                       York County PA

On October 1, 2015, the York County dog bite attorney received a $101,000.00 payment to resolve a York County PA dog bite claim. During the 2015 Memorial Day Weekend, a York PA woman was invited to the home of friends for a holiday party. The homeowners owned a Rottweiler which had a history of prior aggressive acts toward people. Using appropriate caution, the dog owners initially kept the Rottweiler locked up inside their home while the party was being held in their backyard.

As the affair was winding down, one of the dog’s owners let the dog out with only a bark muzzle in place. The Rottweiler immediately pursued and attacked the York Pennsylvania resident and bit off a portion of her nose. The woman was rushed to York Hospital where emergency surgery was performed.

The York County dog attack lawyer was hired several days after the PA dog attack victim was discharged from York Hospital. Attorney Newell traveled to York PA to provide a free home consultation to the PA dog bite victim. The lawyer for dog bites in York County immediately began his investigation into the background of this Rottweiler.

The York County dog bite lawyer obtained a Pennsylvania Dog Warden Report which detailed a May 2012 unprovoked animal attack by this same Rottweiler. Information was also obtained which indicated that the dog owners used the services of a dog trainer who, unfortunately, did not improve the temperament of this aggressive dog.

The attorney for dog bites in York County Pennsylvania negotiated with the Pennsylvania dog bite victim’s health insurance carrier regarding its subrogation lien. Attorney Newell was able to persuade them to reduce its contractual right for reimbursement for medical bill payments by 55 percent – a significant savings for the York County PA dog bite victim.

The defendant dog owners had a liability policy limit of $100,000.00, as well as a med-pay provision of $1,000.00. The York County dog bite attorney was able to obtain the total policy limit of $101,000.00 in just four months after being hired by the York County dog attack victim. This provided the woman with a medical bill safety net which ensured her ability to pay for future medical surgeries if the same become necessary.

$ 92,268.00                                     York County PA

On June 6, 2012, the York County dog bite lawyer obtained approval from Judge Penny L. Blackwell of the York County Court of Common Pleas to settle a York County dog bite case for a total payout of $92,268.00. In June of 2011, a two year old girl was playing in her backyard in the City of York. There was a three foot high chain link fence separating her backyard with that of the neighbors.

As the little girl was walking near the fence, the defendants’ Rottweiler jumped up and bit the York County resident on the back of her head. She was rushed by ambulance to the ER Department of Memorial Hospital in York Pennsylvania. A plastic surgeon administered local anesthesia. She then used 17 stitches to close one dog bite wound and a single suture to close another. Three follow-up appointments were held with the surgeon over the next six weeks. Fortunately, there were no infections nor visible permanent scars.

The attorney for dog bites in York County was hired five weeks after the unprovoked dog attack. One month later, Attorney Newell sent to the defense adjuster a detailed five-page legal analysis regarding the various legal theories of recovery against the reckless dog owners. The York County dog bite accident lawyer identified a prior attack by this Rottweiler, as well as aggressive actions taken by the vicious dog earlier that day.

The York County dog attack injury attorney argued that the defendants violated the PA Dog Law by harboring a dangerous dog. Attorney Thomas J. Newell worked closely with the City of York Animal Control Officer who agreed to charge the negligent dog owners with the following violations: Harboring a Dangerous Dog, Failure to Confine, Failure to have the dog current with its rabies vaccinations and Failure to have the Rottweiler licensed.

After reviewing the photographs and medical records of the dog bite victim, the homeowners’ insurance company representative entered into settlement negotiations with Attorney Newell. Ultimately, the defense agreed to make a total payment of $76,000.00. The lawyer for dog attacks in York County obtained court approval to invest the York County PA dog bite case settlement funds into a structured settlement annuity with payments at ages 18, 19, 20 and 21, totaling $92,268.00.

$ 55,000.00                             York County, PA

On November 22, 2022, the York County Dog Bite Injury Attorney obtained a $55,000.00 York County dog attack settlement for a Red Lion PA woman. The previous year, she was jogging on a public road near her home when 4 unleashed, unmuzzled, unrestrained and unsupervised dogs ran off of the Defendants’ property. These vicious dogs pursued her and one of them – a German Shepherd bit her right calf. Shockingly, one of the dogs’ owners stood on her property and did not intervene or take any action to prevent or stop the unprovoked dog attack.

The York County Dog Attack Injury Lawyer provided a free consultation. Attorney Thomas J. Newell advised his client that the Defendants violated the PA Dog Law by failing to confine their dogs (Section 305), as well as harboring dangerous dogs (Section 502-A). Their canines were not up-to-date with their rabies shots and, therefore, the negligent dog owners also violated The Pennsylvania Rabies Prevention and Control in Domestic Animals and Wildlife Act (Section 455.8).

The victim was rushed by ambulance to Wellspan York Hospital where her lacerations and puncture wounds were irrigated and cleansed. She was given a tetanus shot and Lidocaine injection. Three stitches were used to close the dog bite wound. Because the German Shepherd was not current with its rabies vaccination, she endured a total of 6 rabies vaccine injections.

The York County Dog Attack Injury Attorney forwarded a copy of his client’s medical records, medical bills and photographs depicting the dog bite wounds to the Defendants’ homeowners insurance carrier. The $55,000.00 settlement was agreed to prior to the institution of litigation.

$$$$$                                                   York County PA

On November 30, 2012, the attorney for dog bites in York County PA resolved a York County dog attack claim for the defendants’ insurance policy limit. On April 25, 2012, a City of York woman visited a local dog park with her mixed breed dog. The defendants’ dog was running in the dog park and was unleashed/unsupervised and, began to fight with another dog. The victim’s dog joined in and was quickly separated by the York County resident.

As she was kneeling down to attach the leash to her dog, the defendants’ mixed breed dog attacked her from behind without any warning. The York County dog attack victim was bitten several times in the right arm. The negligent dog owners fled the dog park, but not before hurling a profanity-laced insult at the dog bite victim. The York County resident was taken by a friend to Memorial Hospital.

The emergency room doctor used stitches to close the dog bite wounds. She followed up with her family doctor and complained of occasional tingling and numbness in her right arm and right hand. In the meantime, the York County dog attack lawyer identified the reckless dog owners as renters. Unfortunately, renters liability insurance policies normally provide coverage for a much lesser amount than homeowners insurance policies.

Attorney Thomas J. Newell drafted a two-page Affidavit for his client to sign which detailed the horrific animal attack. The document was forwarded to the defense adjuster, along with medical documents and photographs. The York County dog bite injury attorney was able to settle the Pennsylvania dog attack claim just five months after he was hired.


Will the attorney for dog attacks in York County PA come to see me in my York County home?

  • Yes. The York County dog attack injury lawyer will travel anywhere in York County to provide a free HOME consultation to PA dog bite victims, include those who reside in:
    • City of York 17401, 17402, 17403, 17404, 17405, 17406, 17407, 17408, 17415
    • Hanover 17331, 17332, 17333, 17335, Parkville 17331
    • Springettsbury 17402, Newberry 17319, Shiloh 17408
    • Weigelstown 17315, Spring Garden 17403, East York 17402
    • West York 17404, North York 17404, Spry 17403, Red Lion 17356
    • New Freedom 17349, Dallastown 17313, Shrewsbury 17361
  • Call the York County dog bite accident attorney today at 800-980-4842 to schedule your free HOME visit.

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  • There are many experienced York County personal injury attorneys who are fully versed in the various aspects of the PA Vehicle Code.
  • How many of those car crash lawyers have served as York County dog attack attorneys obtaining multiple six-figure settlements/verdicts for York County dog bite victims?
  • The York County dog bite attorney fights for Pennsylvania dog attack victims every day!
  • You only have one opportunity to hire a York County dog bite injury lawyer who will be the best possible advocate for your York County dog attack case.
  • The Pennsylvania dog attack lawyer has represented PA dog bite victims in 38 different PA Counties.
  • Call Attorney Newell today at 1-800-980-4842 to schedule your free home consultation in York County PA.



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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York County PA Family Under Siege Calls Attorney Newell

On 2/7/24, the Attorney for Dog Bite Attacks in York County, Pennsylvania gave a lengthy and detailed free consultation to a woman from Spring Grove, PA. Her family has been chased and harassed by a neighbor’s German Shepherd four times!

The York Dog Attack Lawyer reviewed each of the relevant claims and provided legal advice as to how to best handle these situations in the future. When attacked by a dog always:

-Call the Police/PA Dog Warden

-Obtain medical care ASAP

-Take photos of all dog attack wounds


Free Consultation Given By York County Dog Bite Injury Attorney

On 2/6/23, the Lawyer for Dog Attack Claims in York County PA provided a free analysis to a Wrightsville, PA man who was mauled by a pit bull. The injuries were so severe that they required multiple surgeries. Unfortunately, the negligent pit bull owner was an uninsured renter.

Attacked by a pit bull? Call Attorney Thomas J. Newell now @ 610-462-8853.


City of York Mother Receives Free Legal Analysis

On 7/13/22, your attorney for dog bites in York County gave a free consultation to a mother whose daughter had been attacked at a family birthday party in June of 2022. The child sustained dog attack wounds to her head and finger. Medical treatment was provided at York Hospital. Several stitches were used to close the dog bite laceration on her finger.

Attorney Thomas J. Newell obtained a detailed statement regarding the facts of the York dog attack and the child’s injuries. Additional analysis needs to be completed regarding the applicability of the PA Dog Law.


$101,000.00 York County Settlement

On Dec. 6, 2021, your York County dog attack attorney obtained approval from York County Orphans’ Court Judge Strong to finalize a $101,000.00 York PA dog attack settlement. In the summer of 2018, a young girl was viciously attacked by her grandparents’ 70 lb. adult male German Shepherd mix. This dog had a history of prior unprovoked attacks.

Inexplicably, the negligent dog owners left the child alone and unsupervised with this dangerous dog. She was bitten on her face and her shoulder. Plastic surgery was recommended, but her mother’s insurance refused to pay for it. Therefore, a decision has been made to delay having the scar revision surgery until after she turns 18.


York County Dog Attack Lawyer Gives Free Consultation

On 11/20/19, your York County dog bite attorney provided a free consult to a York County woman whose son was attacked in Etters, Pennsylvania a week earlier. As the teenager got off the school bus, a neighbor’s dog attacked the defenseless boy. He was bitten on both legs. Fortunately, the aggressive canine was up-to-date with its rabies shots.

Newberry Police investigated the unprovoked York County dog bite attack. Two visits were required at a local hospital. The attorney for dog bites in York County PA supplied the mother with her legal options.


York County Dog Bite Attorney Provides Free Consult

On 3/2/17, your York County dog attack lawyer thoroughly reviewed the facts of a City of York pit bull attack which took place a year earlier. Attorney Newell’s potential client was visiting a friend in York when one of the defendant’s pit bulls initiated an unprovoked dog attack.

The PA dog bite victim was taken to York Hospital. The ER physician operated on his hand to fix a fracture. The gentleman was required to wear a splint for the next 6 weeks. Your lawyer for dog bites in York County explained Pennsylvania’s laws regarding potential liability on the part of a landlord out of possession.


York Dog Bite Lawyer Hired After Pit Bull Attack

On 9/8/16, a woman decided to hire your York County dog bite attorney after being attacked by a pit bull in Hanover PA. The dog owner sold her dishwasher to an Adams County resident who arrived in the City of Hanover at the agreed upon date and time.

Initially, the pit bull owner kept her dog locked up as the victim and her boyfriend began to remove the appliance from the residence. Inexplicably, the dog owner took her pit bull out and walked it directly next to the visitors as they were trying to place the dishwasher into their vehicle. The pit bull jumped up and launched an unprovoked attack which resulted in dog bite wounds to the woman’s leg.


Crime Stopping Dog in York County PA

On Oct. 25, 2015, a mixed breed dog in Dover Township, York County attacked a gun totting man who had just robbed the nearby Dollar General Store on Carlisle Road. The robber had left the scene of the crime and was running thru the York County backyard of Tim Luckenbaugh when the mixed breed dog attacked. A 31 year-old City of York man was arrested by Northern York County Regional Police.