(PRWEB) November 20, 2013
On 11/5/13, Bucks County PA dog bite attorney, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire obtained a $300,000.00 settlement for a Fairfield PA dog attack victim. In case #13-S-392, Attorney Newell filed a Petition for Minor’s Compromise with the Adams County Court of Common Pleas in Gettysburg PA outlining the facts regarding the April 2011 pit bull attack upon a 6 year old Adams County resident.
The fourteen page legal document described how the child knocked at the neighbor’s front door and heard the defendant homeowner tell her “It is open, come in.” As she began to open the front door, the defendants’ pit bull “Chaos” pushed open the door and bit off her right nostril. The Adams County pit bull attack victim was rushed to Meritus Medical Center in Maryland where surgeons re-attached the severed part of her nose.
During the November 5th hearing before Judge Thomas R. Campbell of the Adams County Court of Common Pleas, Attorney Newell described how his client endured nearly 2 dozen treatment sessions in a hyperbaric chamber. Unfortunately, the damaged portion of the nose died off. The PA dog bite lawyer informed the judge that facial plastic surgery was performed in June of 2012 and another surgery is anticipated to take place in 2016 or 2017.
The exhibits to the Minor’s Compromise Petition established that the defendants’ homeowner’s insurance company was offering its maximum liability policy limit payout of $300,000.00. The Court Order approved a structured settlement annuity which will pay the Adams County dog bite victim $287,650.00 after deductions for attorney fees, legal costs and medical expenses.
The Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer has obtained numerous substantial settlements for dog attack victims throughout PA. In October of 2012, Attorney Newell’s $508,613.93 settlement petition was approved by Judge Penny L. Blackwell of the Court of Common Pleas of York County in case #6712-1559. During an August 2012 hearing, Judge Brian Johnson of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas approved a $130,000.00 settlement for a Lehigh Valley Rottweiler attack victim in case #2011-C-3178.
PA dog attack Attorney Thomas J. Newell has represented dog attack victims in 19 different Pennsylvania counties. He provides a free home consultation to all of his dog bite clients no matter where they live in PA. He currently represents dog attack victims in these locations: Adams County, Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County, Monroe County, Northampton County, Northumberland County and Philadelphia County. More information regarding his representation of personal injury victims since 1981 can be found at http://www.NewellLaw.com.