(PRWEB) November 06, 2013
On Nov. 5, 2013, PA dog bite lawyer, Thomas J. Newell received court approval for a $300,000.00 settlement for a Gettysburg area pit bull attack victim. Judge Thomas R. Campbell of the Adams County Court of Common Pleas received testimony from both the 9 year old girl’s mother and Attorney Newell in civil case #13-S-392.
As detailed in Attorney Newell’s 14 page Petition for Minor’s Compromise, the little girl had gone next door to visit her friends in Fairfield PA on April 13, 2011. As she opened the front door, the pit bull jumped out and bit off a portion of her nose. Surgeons re-attached the nose and she received 23 treatment sessions in a hyperbaric chamber. In the summer of 2012, plastic surgery was performed.
The court documents noted that the homeowners insurance company for the pit bull owners had agreed to pay its maximum liability policy limit of $300K. A structured settlement annuity policy will be purchased which will guarantee the pit bull attack victim payments, during her college years, totaling $287,650.00.
“I am extremely happy to have obtained the maximum amount possible for my client as well as ensured that neither she, her family nor her neighbors would have to endure the difficulties associated with depositions and testimony at trial,” said Attorney Newell. “An additional bonus is that the insurance company paid the entire settlement amount with the neighbors not having to pay a penny out of their own pockets.”
Attorney Newell has represented a number of serious dog attack victims in Central PA. On 10/1/12, Judge Blackwell of York County approved Attorney Newell’s Minor’s Compromise Petition for case #6712-1559 which resulted in a $508,613.93 settlement for a Hanover PA pit bull attack victim. On 1/19/10, Judge Jones of Lebanon County approved Attorney Newell’s Petition for Minor’s Compromise in case #2009-02973 which resulted in a $100,000.00 policy limit payment to a 10 year-old Palmyra PA pit bull bite victim.
As a solo practitioner, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire provides personal service to all of his dog attack clients. He uses his 32 years of personal injury litigation experience to aggressively fight insurance companies to maximize his settlement results. Dog bite victims from 19 Counties have trusted Attorney Newell with their PA dog bite claims.
Visit his website: http://www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.