A May 28, 2013 article on wpxi.com reported that deaths from motorcycle crashes have increased 35% since 2003. In July of 2003, then Governor Edward Rendell signed a law permitting ‘cyclists over 21 to ride without helmets. Motorcycle accidents in 2012 resulted in the death of 210 riders. 104 motorcycle riders died without wearing helmets, 100 wore helmets and information wasn’t available for the other 6 deaths.
As always, those that want to ride motorcycles without helmets claim the right to make individual choices. Left unspoken are rules society has adopted for the safety of individuals and society as a whole. Car seat belt use, booster seats for children, minimum ages for drinking, smoking and entering the military are everyday examples that impact all of our families. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that an average motorcycle death costs $1,200,000.00 when taking into consideration emergency medical services, lost wages and productivity.
Who pays for those financial losses? Not the rider! All too often it is you and me – the taxpayers, who pay for the medical bills and government social services payments to the survivors of the dead ‘cyclist. Attorney Thomas J. Newell is a strong supporter of legislation requiring all motorcycle riders to wear a helmet. He can be reached at 1-800-980-4842 or thru his website of www.NewellLaw.com.
On May 14, 2013, the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office charged a driver with homicide by vehicle while driving drunk. The Monroe County fatal accident took place on 3/20/11. According to The Morning Call, the defendant and his brother had been out all night drinking.
The defendant got in the SUV to drive away from their motel. His brother tried to stop him as he was drunk and incapable of driving. The Monroe County car crash victim fell and his brother accidentally ran over him causing fatal head wounds. He was pronounced dead at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg PA.
If you or a family member have been injured in a PA car crash, please call 1-800-980-4842 to speak with Attorney Thomas J. Newell. Put his 31 years of experience to work for you. See his website: www.NewellLaw.com
On April 29, 2013, Nancy Orosco was found guilty of PA Dog Law violations by District Justice Karen Devine. Testimony was supplied by a 34 year-old woman that the defendant’s dog had bitten 5 other people before it launched its unprovoked attack upon her on February 16, 2013.
Lehigh County Dog Warden Orlando Aguirre also testified that the negligent dog owner had admitted that her dog had attacked others in the past. The defendant’s only “defense” was that this was a matter that should have been taken care of between “family” and not through the legal system.
Attorney Thomas J. Newell provided legal assistance to the PA Dog Warden. Call 1-800-980-4842 today to set up your free home consultation with Attorney Newell. He has represented dog attack victims in 17 different Pennsylvania Counties. Visit his website: www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.
On April 21, 2013, a Philadelphia dog bite victim called Attorney Thomas J. Newell after he had just been attacked by a pit bull. The 50 year-old gentleman was visiting friends in Philly when a neighbor opened his back door and one of his 4 pit bulls ran out and attacked the startled man several times in the buttocks.
The Philadelphia pit bull attack victim was treated at Abington Hospital and released. Attorney Newell urged him to return to the hospital to obtain a rabies vaccine injection. There was no proof that the vicious pit bull was up to date with its shots.
Thomas J. Newell Esquire can be reached at 1-800-980-4842. Call today for a free home consultation anywhere in PA. Put his 31 years of experience to work for you. Information about the PA Dog Law can be found at his website: www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.
On April 16, 2013, a Lehigh Valley dog bite victim hired Attorney Thomas J. Newell to represent him after he was viciously attacked by a friend’s Shar Pei. The teenager was at a classmate’s home when his friend gave his approval for the young man to bring the Shar Pei back into the house. As he was unhooking the dog’s collar from the leash, the Shar Pei bit his face.
The Lehigh County dog attack victim was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital. Emergency surgery was performed and the surgeons used 40-45 stitches to close the facial wounds. Additional surgeries will undoubtedly be needed to attempt to reduce the visibility of the significant facial scars.
Attorney Thomas J. Newell has represented dog attack victims in 17 different Counties throughout Pennsylvania. Call 1-800-980-4842 to set up your free home consultation. More information on the PA Dog Law can be found at www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.
On April 10, 2013, Attorney Thomas J. Newell filed a lawsuit in Adams County PA on behalf of an Adams County pit bull attack victim. The 6 year old girl had gone over to her neighbor’s home with her brother to play with a friend. Defendant Richard Sprouse instructed her to open the front door and enter his home after she had knocked twice. As she began to open the door, the defendants’ pit bull, Chaos, came out and attacked her.
The Adams County dog bite victim’s nose was partially bitten off. She was rushed to Meritus Medical Center. Surgeons re-attached the missing piece of her nose and also operated on the large dog bite wound to her right cheek. The young girl returned to Meritus on 23 occasions to undergo 2 hour hyperbaric oxygen treatment therapy sessions. Unfortunately, the physicians were not able to save the re-attached portion of her nose.
Surgeries 3 & 4 took place in June of 2012 and at least two more will be needed in 3 or 4 years. The facial reconstructive surgeries are critical in restoring the natural appearance of her face. Attorney Newell has represented PA dog attack victims in 17 different counties. Call him today at 1-800-980-4842 to set up your free home consultation. See his website: www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.
On April 7, 2013, abcnews.com reported that Riverside CA government officials were considering a dog law that would require owners of all adult pit bulls and pit bull mixes to have their dogs neutered/spayed. Breeders properly registered with the state would be exempt.
There is significant veterinary research which establishes that dogs that are neutered/spayed are less likely to seek to run loose in the community. “Altered dogs” also tend to be less aggressive. Attorney Thomas Newell urges Pennsylvania lawmakers to consider a similar provision in order to protect public safety.
Shouldn’t your PA dog attack case be handled by a lawyer with 31 years of personal injury litigation experience? Call Attorney Newell at 1-800-980-4842 to set up your free home consultation. See his website: www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.
On March 28, 2013, Attorney Thomas J. Newell filed a Complaint with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas for a Lehigh Valley dog attack victim. The 45 year old woman had been walking a friend’s Wheaten Terrier on a leash on East Clair Street in Allentown PA.
The defendant’s unleashed American Bulldog/pit bull mix was not properly confined. It pursued and attacked the terrier and the Allentown PA dog bite victim. She sustained numerous dog bite wounds to both hands and still suffers from neurologic injuries.
Attorney Newell aggressively represents people who have been bitten by a dog throughout Pennsylvania. Call today for a free home consultation. Speak to Attorney Newell at 1-800-980-4842. Visit his website: www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.
On March 28, 2013, an Allentown PA pit bull owner plead guilty to 2 PA Dog Law charges in front of District Justice Joseph Pochron. He had been cited for failure to control his pit bull and harboring a dangerous dog. Attorney Thomas J. Newell had suggested to the Salisbury Township Police that they pursue the PA Dog Law charges so that restitution could be part of the punishment.
The Lehigh Valley pit bull attack victim is to receive $3,624.99 in restitution. Her dog, Oreo, is on the way to recovery and will have surgery to remove the wires in its jaw next week. Call Attorney Newell at 800-980-4842 to set up your free home consultation. His website, www.PADogAttackLawyer.com has detailed information on his 31 years of experience.
On March 18, 2013, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was hired by a Bucks County PA dog attack victim. She and her family had been visiting a family member when the defendant’s chow/lab mix viciously attacked her. The Zionsville PA resident was bitten on the left arm. She was treated at both Grand View Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.
The Bucks County dog bite victim underwent surgery. The plastic surgeon used dozens of stitches to close the dog bite wound. There remains a significant ridged scar on her arm. Future surgery might be necessary, including scar revision surgery or z-plasty surgery.
Attorney Thomas J. Newell represents dog attack victims throughout Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one have been mauled by a vicious dog, call Attorney Newell today at 1-800-980-4842. A free home consultation is available anywhere in Pennsylvania. Visit Attorney Newell’s website: www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.