Archive for July, 2011

York County Dog Bite Victims Victimized Twice?

Posted on: July 31st, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On July 28, 2011, the York County District Attorney’s Office shockingly voluntarily withdrew 3 of 5 criminal charges prior to a scheduled preliminary hearing before District Justice Dwayne Dubs. On June 1, 2010, Ajia and Elizabeth Brown were victims of a York County pit bull attack. The top of Ajia’s head was torn off and both ears were nearly amputated.

In July of 2010 the pit bull owner, Chester Little, Jr., was found guilty of multiple PA Dog Law violations, including harboring a dangerous dog. The defendant appealed and just before the January 2011 summary appeals non-jury trial, all charges were withdrawn at the request of the York County District Attorney’s Office.

Five criminal charges were filed earlier this month by the DA’s Office. Both York County dog bite victims were prepared to testify at the hearing after having traveled nearly 7 hours from Groton CT. The Assistant District Attorney unilaterally agreed to drop 3 of the 5 criminal charges without any input from the dog bite victims or their lawyer, Thomas J. Newell, Esquire.

If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a PA dog attack, please call Attorney Thomas Newell at 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation anywhere in Pennsylvania. His website of details his 30 years of experience.

No ARD for Montco Township Official

Posted on: July 26th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On July 21, 2011, a Montgomery County Township Supervisor was denied ARD after a Montgomery County PA car accident. As described in The Pottstown Mercury, an Amity Township Supervisor was denied admission into ARD after he allegedly was driving drunk when he crashed into another car on West High Street in Stowe on Feb. 11, 2011.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office will be presenting to a jury the case against the defendant for driving under the influence, recklessly endangering another person and careless driving. A 3 year-old PA car crash victim was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital for treatment of facial fractures.

Attorney Thomas Newell has been representing PA car accident victims for 30 years. Call 800-980-4842 to set up your free home consultation. Doesn’t your PA auto accident claim deserve experienced legal representation? Visit for more details regarding Pennsylvania accident claims.

Aug 8th Meeting for Pottsville’s “Dangerous” Dog Law

Posted on: July 22nd, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

The Pottsville PA City Council has announced that a second hearing on its proposed new “dangerous” dog ordinance will be held on August 8, 2011. The proposed law was put forth before the city residents after multiple pit bull attacks in Pottsville took place between June 22, 2011 and July 3, 2011.

Four of the 5 PA dog bite victims were 13 years old or younger. According to The Republican Herald, the Pottsville ordinance requires the owner of a “dangerous” dog to:

* Pay a registration fee of $250.00
* Provide proof of insurance to house the dangerous dog on the premises
* Have the dog spayed/neutered as well as microchipped with a permanent ID
* Confine the dog to a pen while outside
* Leash and muzzle the dog while it is being walked

After the ordinance is publicly read on Aug 8, 2011, the Pottsville PA City Council will hold a vote on whether to make the proposed ordinance law in the city limits. The bill does have a good chance of surviving any legal challenge as it is not breed specific. Attorney Thomas Newell would prefer a larger state-wide response to the pit bull attack epidemic versus a piecemeal city by city approach.

If you or a loved one have been seriously harmed in a Pennsylvania dog bite attack, please consider contacting Attorney Newell at 1-800-980-4842. He has 30 years of experience in representing PA personal injury victims. Call now for a free home visit. Please see his website of for more details.

Jim Thorpe Biker Killed in Route 209 Accident

Posted on: July 20th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On July 16, 2011 a Jim Thorpe PA motorcycle accident victim was killed in a crash on Rt. 209 in Mahoning Township. According to The Morning Call, the 48 year-old motorcyclist was riding north on Route 209 when he veered into the southbound lane of travel. The biker collided with a vehicle traveling south on Rt. 209.

The Carbon County motorcycle crash victim then collided with a car driven by a woman from Slatington PA. The biker was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal motorcycle accident on Route 209. Mahoning Township Police continue to investigate.

If you or a family member have been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident, you should promptly contact an experienced PA motorcycle accident lawyer. Attorney Thomas Newell has been representing Pennsylvania personal injury victims for 30 years. Call 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation. You may also contact him thru his website of

Attorney Newell to Represent York PA Dog Bite Victim

Posted on: July 18th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On July 14, 2011, PA dog bite attorney Thomas J. Newell was hired to represent a two year-old girl who was attacked by a rottweiler in York Pennsylvania. The young child was playing in her backyard on June 4, 2011 when the rottweiler jumped over a 3 foot fence and bit the top of her head.

The York PA dog bite victim was being dragged over the fence by the rottweiler before an adult was able to grab the 2 year old and take her away from the vicious dog. She was rushed to Memorial Hospital where 18 stitches were needed to close her head wounds. Since this attack the child has dealt with nightmares and fears that it is not safe to use her own backyard.

If you or a loved one have been attacked by a vicious dog, your legal claim deserves to be handled by a PA dog attack attorney who represents Pennsylvania dog bite victims throughout the state. Attorney Newell has represented personal injury victims since 1981. Please call 800-980-4842 to set up your free home visit. Many Pennsylvanians use his website of as a resource to learn more about the PA Dog Law.

Adams County Pit Bull Attack Victim to Undergo 8 More Surgeries

Posted on: July 14th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

A July 9, 2011 article from the Herald-Mail detailed the lengthy recuperation process for an Adams County pit bull attack victim. The pit bull bit her in the face, tearing off half of her nose. Initial surgeries to save her nose were unsuccessful. The family has driven the 6 year-old girl to Meritus Medical Center in Maryland for 24 two-hour sessions in a hyperbaric chamber. This treatment allows more oxygen to flow into the patient’s blood stream which promotes blood vessel growth.

The PA pit bull attack took place on April 13, 2011. The 6 year-old girl went next door with her 8 year-old brother to play with a neighbor. She knocked on the door twice. The owner yelled – “It is open, come on in.” As she opened the door a crack, the pit bull came charging out and bit her on the face. Adams County Dog Warden Barry Hockley is leading the investigation re the PA Dog Law violations which took place.

Thomas J. Newell has been representing PA personal injury victims for 30 years. Your case deserves to be handled by a Pennsylvania dog bite attorney who fights each day for the rights of dog bite victims. Call Attorney Newell at 800-980-4842 to schedule your free home consultation. More information about the PA Dog Law can be found at

Lancaster County Pit Bull Owner Gets Probation

Posted on: July 11th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On July 5, 2011, a Lancaster County PA pit bull owner plead guilty to 3 violations of the PA Dog Law and was sentenced to 6 months on probation. The defendant’s pit bull attacked a 5 year old boy at a community park in Quarryville PA. The Lancaster County pit bull attack victim sustained multiple lacerations to his face and head.

The pit bull had attacked another person several months earlier and its owner had been found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog. Despite this conviction, the owner did not have the required $50,000.00 liability policy. The dog was not on a leash nor muzzled at the time of the PA dog attack – both violations of the PA Dog Law.

Thomas J. Newell, Esquire tirelessly fights for dog bite victims’ rights throughout Pennsylvania. Your case deserves to be reviewed by a PA dog bite lawyer with 30 years of experience. Call Attorney Newell today at 800-980-4842 to set up a free home consultation. Detailed information about Pennsylvania dog bite attacks can be found at

3 Schuylkill County Pit Bull Attacks in 1 Week

Posted on: July 8th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On June 28, 2011, a 3rd pit bull attack in 7 days took place in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. As described in the Republican & Herald, a pit bull crashed thru a screen door and attacked a 47 year-old woman in Tower City PA. The woman was walking in an alley near Fourth Street when the pit bull burst thru the door and bit her.

The previous Schuylkill County dog bite attacks took place on June 22nd and June 23rd. On June 22, 2011, 3 children in Pottsville PA were bitten by their family pit bull. A 13 year-old girl was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital for specialized treatment. The next day an 8 year-old boy was attacked by a pit bull on East Market Street in Pottsville.

Attorney Thomas J. Newell has been hired throughout Pennsylvania to represent seriously injured dog attack victims. Call 800-980-4842 to set up a free home consultation with an experienced PA dog bite attorney. His website of describes in detail his 30 years of experience and a number of his dog bite cases which have been successfully resolved.

Guilty Plea in Fatal Chester County Car Crash

Posted on: July 4th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On June 29, 2011, a 17 year-old driver entered a guilty plea regarding the death of a Chester County car accident victim in a Feb. 19, 2011 auto crash. According to, the teenager pled guilty to homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault and numerous violations of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office alleged that the reckless driver was speeding on Glenside Avenue at 61 mph in a 30 mph zone. The teenager was going after another automobile when he lost control of his pick-up truck, crossed into the opposite travel lane and hit a car head-on. The 19 year-old victim from Downingtown was taken from the scene of the fatal PA car crash to Brandywine Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a mvc, you should consider hiring an experienced PA auto accident lawyer. Thomas Newell, Esquire has been representing PA personal injury claimants since 1981. Call 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation. details Attorney Newell’s work on behalf of car crash victims for 30 years.

Family Pit Bull Turns on 3 Children in Pottsville PA

Posted on: July 1st, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On June 22, 2011, a Schuylkill County home was left bloodied after a vicious dog bite attack by a family’s own pit bull. According to, the pit bull seriously injured a 13 year-old girl who was medevaced to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Two other younger children received care at Schuylkill Medical Center.

When police came to the scene, they tried to rescue the teenager by tasering the pit bull 3 times. The taser seemed to have no impact on the pit bull. Ultimately, the police shot and killed the pit bull to stop this unprovoked dog attack. Allegedly the pit bull had previously bitten a family member and was routinely chained in the backyard.

Attorney Thomas J. Newell represents seriously injured dog bite victims throughout Pennsylvania. Your dog bite case deserves to be handled by an experienced PA dog attack lawyer. Call 800-980-4842 for your free home consultation. Information regarding the PA Dog Law can be found at