(PRWEB) November 28, 2012
Pennsylvania Dog Bite Lawyer, Thomas J. Newell, obtained a $508,613.84 settlement after a vicious pit bull attack in Hanover, PA. In October of 2012, Judge Penny L. Blackwell of the Court of Common Pleas of York County approved the Minor’s Compromise Petition for Case #6712-1559. Ajia Brown and his mother, Elizabeth Brown, were visiting a friend in York County, PA. Unknown to them, the landlord had permitted a tenant to keep 2 pit bulls in her backyard.
The pit bulls apparently jumped over a 3 ½’ high fence and mauled the 8 year-old boy. The vicious dogs bit most of his ears and tore off a large portion of his scalp. The pit bulls attacked Ms. Brown as she jumped in to save her son. The PA dog attack victim was an in-patient at Hershey Medical Center for 8 days and later received specialized care at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Ajia needed 17 surgeries and 46 injections to reconstruct his ears and scalp. His medical bills totaled over $500,000.00. Meanwhile, the landlord’s insurance company filed lawsuits in Federal and State Courts claiming an exclusion in the homeowner’s policy would permit them to deny any financial responsibility for the pit bull attack. Attorney Thomas J. Newell successfully fought off these legal claims and the insurance company ultimately agreed to pay its liability policy limit of $500,000.00, plus a medical coverage payment of $8,613.84.
Elizabeth Brown has this to say about Attorney Newell and his paralegal: “I have never met anyone as thorough as you and for that I am most grateful. Knowing if I needed something or had a question, I could pick up the phone and get the answer brought more peace of mind than I realized. If you weren’t in the office, I would always get a call back from you in a timely manner. You have both been a blessing to me and Ajia and, that will forever warm my heart.”
Attorney Thomas J. Newell represents dog attack victims throughout Pennsylvania. Currently, dog bite victims in 9 different counties have entrusted Attorney Newell with their cases. Additional information can be found at http://www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.