Archive for August, 2011

N.E. Extension Fatal Crash in Carbon County

Posted on: August 29th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Aug. 28, 2011, a Lehigh Valley driver was killer in an auto accident on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Carbon County. According to The Morning Call, the Hellertown PA resident lost control of his SUV while driving in heavy rain during Hurricane Irene. The sports utility vehicle crashed thru a guide rail and down an embankment.

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Can New Rabies Vaccine Save up to 50,000 Lives a Year?

Posted on: August 24th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

In August of 2011, Thomas Jefferson University announced that it had been awarded a nearly $5 million dollar grant. They will test a new rabies vaccine with the potential to cure the virus infection, even after it has made its way into a person’s central nervous system. Frequently, PA dog bite victims are bitten by a dog that flees the scene of the attack.

In those cases, the dog can’t be tested for rabies or quarantined for 10 days as required by the PA Dog Law. Dog bite attack victims should undergo a series of 6 separate rabies vaccine injections. Sometimes, dog bite victims don’t get the rabies injections because they do not feel any symptoms after the attack or do not have the money to pay for them.

Sadly, a non-treated rabies victim can develop life threatening problems before they are aware of the seriousness of their situation. The current rabies vaccine normally can’t save the life of a dog attack victim at that stage of the disease. Researchers at Thomas Jefferson hope that the new rabies vaccine can cause the immune system to eliminate the deadly virus from the brain. It is estimated that nearly 50,000 people die each year from contracting rabies around the world.

If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania, call Attorney Newell at 800-980-4842 for a free home visit. Thomas J. Newell, Esquire has been representing PA personal injury victims for 30 years. His website of is a great resource for all PA dog bite victims.

Allegheny County Toddler Mauled by Pit Bull

Posted on: August 19th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On August 10, 2011, a 15 month-old girl was viciously attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull. As described on, the Allegheny County PA dog bite victim was bitten by the pit bull after it had broken off its chain.

The Millvale PA resident was bitten on her face and arm. Witnesses said that a portion of her nose was dangling on her face. The little girl’s father was bitten on the hand as he came to her rescue. Neighbors told reporters that this pit bull is known to be an aggressive dog and they fear that another pit bull attack will take place if the dog is not put down.

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Multi-Car Crash on PA Northeast Extension

Posted on: August 14th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Aug. 10, 2011, a multi-vehicle accident on I-476 resulted in injuries to four occupants. As described in The Morning Call, the Lehigh Valley car accident took place in the northbound lanes of the NE Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Emergency radio dispatchers described the crash site as being in Washington Township, Lehigh County between the Lehigh Valley and Mahoning Valley interchanges at mile marker 67.1. Four Lehigh County auto accident victims were taken to area hospitals.

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Pottsville City Council Passes Dangerous Dog Ordinance

Posted on: August 10th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Aug. 8, 2011, the Pottsville PA City Council voted into law a dangerous dog law, Ordinance 803 of 2011. Pottsville Police, as well as the Pottsville Health Officer will have the power to enforce the new law. Owners who are found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog will pay a $600.00 fine, an initial $250.00 registration fee and an annual renewal fee of $250.00.

If a dog has committed 3 violations of the law, there will be mandatory euthanasia of the dangerous dog at the dog owner’s expense. Still under review is a system to keep track of dangerous dog cases. Pennsylvania dog bite victims should have the ability to access information regarding prior attacks by dangerous dogs that attack them.

If you or a loved one have sustained significant injuries after a PA dog attack, please call Thomas J. Newell, Esquire. Attorney Newell has been representing injured victims in Pennsylvania since 1981. Dial 800-980-4842 to speak with Attorney Newell and set up your free home consult. His website of provides valuable insight into the PA Dog Law.

13 Surgeries for York County Pit Bull Attack Victim

Posted on: August 6th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

In September of 2011, 5 more surgeries are planned for 9 year-old Ajia Brown. In June of 2010 he was savagely mauled by 2 pit bulls in Hanover PA. The York County dog bite victim underwent a total of 8 surgeries at Hershey Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The surgeons will perform 2 surgeries on the Pennsylvania pit bull attack victim to remove the ear expanders which were installed under the skin of his scalp. They will then operate on his rib cage to remove cartilage. The last 2 surgeries will involve layering the cartilage onto each ear lobe in an effort to rebuild them after they were torn off by the pit bulls.

If you or a family member have suffered serious injuries and/or permanent scars after a dog attack, please consider contacting Attorney Thomas J. Newell. Attorney Newell uses his 30 years of experience to aggressively fight for the rights of Pennsylvania dog bite victims. Call 800-980-4842 to schedule a free home consultation. Please visit his website of to learn more about his representation of dog attack victims throughout Pennsylvania.

Route 309 Hit & Run Suspect Caught

Posted on: August 4th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On August 2, 2011, a Lehigh Valley car crash resulted in criminal charges being filed against a Hazleton PA driver. According to The Morning Call, a Salisbury Twp. resident was driving south on Rt. 309 when his car was hit by another automobile in Upper Macungie Township.

Both vehicles pulled off the road near the scene of the Lehigh County auto accident. The offending driver spoke briefly to the Lehigh Valley resident and then suddenly fled from the Route 309 crash site. The victim got the defendant’s license plate number and provided it to the Pennsylvania State Police at the Fogelsville Barracks.

If you or a loved one have been seriously hurt in a Pennsylvania car accident, please consider contacting Attorney Thomas J. Newell. He has been representing PA car wreck victims since 1981. Call 800-980-4842 for a free home consultation. His website of explains the rights of PA car accident victims.