Archive for November, 2012

Attorney Newell Hired by Doylestown Area Dog Bite Victim

Posted on: November 29th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Nov. 23, 2012, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was hired by a Doylestown Township dog bite victim.  Two weeks earlier, the Bucks County resident was inside his home when he saw a neighbor’s border collie running around on his front yard.  When he went outside, the dog ran back to its property.  As he turned to return to his house, the vicious dog attacked him from behind and bit him twice on his left calf.

The Doylestown PA dog attack victim was driven to Doylestown Hospital by his wife.  They gave him antibiotics and used a stitch to close one of the dog bite wounds.  His left leg swelled up and he had several visits with his family doctor.  He was forced to use a walker to help with ambulation as he couldn’t put a lot of pressure on his left leg.

Doylestown Township Police are investigating incidents of prior vicious propensities, including a previous attack on a Fed Ex deliveryman.  PA Dog Law violations of harboring a dangerous dog (3 P.S. § 459-502) and failure to confine (3 P.S. § 459-305) are expected to be served upon the negligent dog owner.

If you or a family member have been mauled by a dog in Pennsylvania, schedule your free home consultation today.  Telephone 800-980-4842 to speak with Attorney Thomas J. Newell.  He has been representing PA personal injury victims since 1981.  For more information regarding the PA Dog Law, see:

Fed Ex Employee Attacked by Boxers in Dauphin County

Posted on: November 26th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On November 21, 2012, a Dauphin County dog attack left a Fed Ex delivery person with multiple dog bite wounds.  She was delivering a package to a home in Millersburg PA.  Three boxers came running out of the defendants’ backyard toward the woman as she was walking up the driveway.  One boxer ripped the package out of her hand.  Two of the boxers fought over the parcel as it fell to the ground.

#10As the Pennsylvania dog bite victim started to return to her delivery truck, 2 or 3 of the boxers viciously attacked.  She was bitten multiple times in the buttocks, left thigh and left calf.  The York County resident was able to fight off the dogs before the negligent dog owner came out of his home.  The Fed Ex employee went to a Halifax PA medical office for care regarding her dog bite wounds.  She was given a tetanus shot and antibiotics.

Dauphin County Dog Warden, Chris Seiple, will be investigating this unprovoked attack.  Hopefully, PA Dog Law citations will follow, including failure to confine and harboring a dangerous dog.  If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog in PA, call Attorney Newell at 800-980-4842.  Put his 31 years of experience to work for you.  Visit his website:

Convictions in Appeal Filed From Monroe County PA Dog Law Prosecution

Posted on: November 19th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Nov. 15, 2012 Attorney Thomas J. Newell was informed by the staff of District Justice Brian Germano that the defendant had filed an appeal from her Oct. 4, 2012 convictions of several PA Dog Law violations.   On that date, DJ Germano had multiple witnesses testify about the June 13, 2012 rottweiler attack upon a 10 year-old boy.  The Monroe County dog attack victim was playing basketball on the defendant’s driveway when he was attacked, without provocation, by her rottweiler.

The negligent defendant’s own son testified that the victim was attacked from behind as he tried to flee the rottweiler.  Another witness for the defense, Elija McBride, testified that he was playing basketball when the rottweiler ran by him.  He didn’t try to stop the attack because “I was scared”.  The defendant was found guilty of these PA Dog Law violations:

* Harboring a dangerous dog
* Failure to confine
* Out of date licensing

The innocent victim will have to relive the entire attack once again when he is required to testify at the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas criminal trial.  The negligent dog owner has shown no remorse for the attack, nor any concern for the injuries sustained by the Monroe County dog bite victim.

If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania, call Attorney Newell today at 1-800-980-4842 to set up your free home consultation.  For more information regarding his 31 years of experience, see:

Bethlehem Pit Bull Attack Victim Speaks Out

Posted on: November 15th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Nov. 8, 2012, posted an article about a recent Lehigh Valley pit bull attack.  A female USPS worker was delivering mail when she was attacked by a pit bull 3x.  Over the course of the ordeal, its owners could not control nor confine the vicious attack dog.  The Bethlehem PA resident received 36 stitches to her face and an ear.  She was given antibiotics, a tetanus shot and injections to prevent rabies.

The pit bull owners were cited for multiple PA Dog Law violations, including failure to confine and not having up to date rabies vaccinations.  Meanwhile, the victim is dealing with psychological issues, as well as a fear of roaming dogs while she is delivering mail.  Pit bull advocates rarely address the serious mental health issues that the victims endure after these horrific attacks.

If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog in PA, please call Attorney Thomas J. Newell at 1-800-980-4842 for a free home consultation anywhere in Pennsylvania.  For more information regarding Attorney Newell’s 31 years of experience, visit his website:

Harrisburg PA Landlord Charged in Pit Bull Mauling

Posted on: November 9th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

A November 2, 2012 article from reported on the criminal and PA Dog Law charges filed against a Harrisburg Pennsylvania landlord.  The woman went inside the tenant’s unit to make some repairs.  The LL saw one of the 2 pit bulls urinate on her hardwood floor.  The woman shooed the two pit bulls out into the street.

One of the pit bulls viciously attacked a 10 year-old boy as he was walking down the street.  His grandmother rescued him and the PA pit bull attack victim was taken to Harrisburg Hospital where he was admitted for 2 – 3 days.

After the boy was mauled, one of the pit bulls tried to attack a police officer who was investigating the assault.  The cop shot the pit bull dead.    If you or a loved one have been mauled by a dog, call 800-980-4842 to set up a free home consultation with Attorney Thomas J. Newell.  Put his 31 years of  experience to work for you.  Visit Attorney Newell’s website:

Attorney Newell Wins Dog Park Attack Case

Posted on: November 5th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Oct. 25, 2012, Attorney Thomas J. Newell won a significant legal battle in representing a York County dog bite victim.  The John Rudy Park is a part of the York County Park System.  They have a fenced-in dog park with signs instructing the patrons to unleash their dogs while they are in the enclosures.

In April of 2012, the York County dog attack victim was with her mixed breed bulldog when the defendant’s unsupervised pug mixed breed dog began fighting with another dog.  The plaintiff’s bulldog began to get involved in the fray.  She quickly separated him and began to put his leash on to take him to a different part of the dog park.

The defendant’s vicious pug attacked her from behind – biting her right arm several times.  A friend drove the PA dog bite victim to Memorial Hospital in York where stitches were needed to close the dog bite wounds.  She now has permanent scars and suffers from occasional tingling and numbness in her right arm and right hand.

The defendant’s renter’s insurance company initially claimed that their client was not legally responsible for the dog mauling since she followed the posted signs about unleashing her dog.  Attorney Newell forcefully argued that the defendant dog owner was in violation of Section 459-305 of the PA Dog Law since her dog was not properly confined and there is no specific exception in the law for dog parks.

The insurance carrier agreed that Attorney Newell’s interpretation of the PA Dog Law was correct.  They paid their liability policy limit, as well as their medical payment limit.  If you or a family member have been bitten by a dog in PA, call 800-980-4842 today to set up a free home consultation with Attorney Newell.  Put his 31 years of experience to work for you.  Visit his website: