Archive for February, 2011

Trucker Who Killed Sellersville Biker Had His License Suspended 22x

Posted on: February 19th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Feb. 10, 2011, criminal charges, including homicide by vehicle, were filed against a New York trucker whose license was suspended at the time of the 2/2/11 fatal Montco motorcycle crash. According to The Pottstown Mercury, Montgomery County PA investigators learned that the driver’s license had been suspended 22 times since 2007.

The defendant had made an illegal u-turn on Route 309 which allegedly blocked the rider’s lane of travel and denied him any safe alternative to avoid the accident. Police investigators found multiple violations regarding the maintenance of the truck and the driver’s logs.

As a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, my 30 years of experience permits me to say that many accidents involving motorcycles and other motor vehicles are caused by negligent drivers. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a PA motorcycle accident, I ask that you promptly call me at 800-980-4842. I provide a free home consultation. For more information regarding PA motorcycle accident cases, I suggest you visit

Nearly a $150,000.00 Recovery for a Rottweiler Attack Victim

Posted on: February 15th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Feb. 11, 2011, a judge approved a nearly $150,000.00 settlement of a PA dog bite claim from a Jan. 2009 attack. The Bucks County Pennsylvania dog bite attack took place in Levittown at a family gathering. A 4 year old boy was bitten by his uncle’s rottweiler. The surgeons at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne PA needed about 30 stitches to close the facial wounds.

A follow-up scar excision surgery was needed to eliminate some of the scar tissue that built up over time. A third surgery, scar revision surgery, was performed almost 2 years after the rottweiler attack. Your Pennsylvania dog bite attorney, was able to obtain a structured settlement of nearly $150,000.00 which will provide great financial assistance for the PA dog bite victim during his college years.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a PA dog attack, I suggest you promptly call me at 800-980-4842. I represent dog bite victims in numerous counties throughout Pennsylvania. I gladly provide a free home consultation. Please see for details concerning my 30 years of legal experience.

What Should I Do After a Dog Bite Attack?

Posted on: February 8th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

As a Pennsylvania dog attack attorney, I advise everyone who has been bitten by a dog to immediately obtain medical care. Have someone take pictures of your dog bite wounds. As soon as it is safe to do so, I strongly urge you to contact the PA dog warden responsible for the County where the dog attack took place.

Be prepared to provide the dog warden with as many specifics as possible, including names and phone numbers of eyewitnesses. You also have a right to specific information regarding the attacking dog’s rabies vaccination information. Do not give a statement to the dog owner or his/her insurance representatives.

If you or a family member have sustained serious injuries due to a Pennsylvania dog bite attack, I suggest you call me ASAP as 800-980-4842. I represent dog bite victims throughout Pennsylvania. A free home consultation is part of my dedication to personal service. My website of contains more details regarding my representation of PA personal injury victims since 1981.

PennDOT To Install Barriers in LV on I-78

Posted on: February 5th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

A Jan. 31, 2011 article from revealed good news for all Lehigh Valley drivers. PennDOT has agreed to spend 9 million dollars to install cable median barriers on that stretch of Interstate 78 that runs through Lehigh County and Northampton County.

Currently, there is no median barrier in place. A number of fatalities have been blamed on drivers going thru the grassy median strip and colliding with vehicles in the oncoming lanes of travel on I-78. A PennDOT spokesman claims the cable median barrier will stretch upon impact and, therefore, lessen the severity of similar crashes with concrete barriers.

As a Pennsylvania car accident lawyer, I have represented car crash victims for 30 years. If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a PA motor vehicle accident, I ask that you call me ASAP at 800-980-4842. I will meet with you at your home for a free home consultation. My website details more information:

York County Pit Bull Owner May Face Criminal Charges

Posted on: February 1st, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

A Jan. 26, 2011 non-jury trial in York County was postponed by the York County District Attorney’s Office. The DA is considering whether to charge a Hanover PA pit bull owner with several crimes as a result of the savage dog attack upon an 8 year-old boy on June 1, 2010.

The defendant had been found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog by District Justice Dubs. The pit bull owner filed an appeal and requested a trial regarding the alleged PA Dog Law violations. A final decision regarding the potential criminal charges is expected shortly.

If you or a loved one has been attacked and seriously injured in a Pennsylvania dog bite attack, I ask that you promptly call me, a PA dog bite attorney at 800-980-4842. I provide a free home consultation. I represent dog bite attack victims throughout Pennsylvania. Please see my website of for more details regarding my 30 years of legal experience.