Attorney Newell Obtains $130,000.00 Settlement for Rottweiler Attack Victim

Posted on: August 20th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Aug. 16, the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas approved a $130,000.00 personal injury settlement for a 4 year-old Rottweiler attack victim.  The little girl was at a family party when the homeowner and the rottweiler’s owners left to go watch a football game.  The dog was left unrestrained and with full access to the home and all of the guests.

The Lehigh Valley dog bite victim was bitten several times in the face.  Surgeons from Lehigh Valley Hospital used approximately 50 stitches to close all of the dog bite wounds.  A year later, she underwent scar revision surgery to improve the appearance of her facial scars.

Initially, the homeowner’s insurance companies that represented the defendants refused to make a settlement offer.  After the lawsuit was filed and discovery undertaken, the $130,000.00 settlement was agreed to and approved by Judge J. Brian Johnson at the request of Attorney Thomas J. Newell.

If you or a loved one were attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania, call Atty Newell at 800-980-4842.  Set up your free home consultation anywhere in PA.  See his website: to read about his 30+ years of experience.