Attorney Newell Settles Montco Dog Bite Case for $101,000.00

Posted on: September 27th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Sept. 25, 2012, Attorney Thomas J. Newell reached a final agreement on all legal aspects of a $101,000.00 settlement of a Montgomery County PA dog bite claim. A woman in her 50’s was an invited guest at a neighbor’s home in Hatfield PA. The homeowner decided to open the basement door and bring up her large mixed breed dog.

The Montco dog attack victim obtained permission to pet the dog before interacting with it. For some unknown reason, the dog turned and attacked her. The Hatfield PA resident sustained significant facial injuries. Nearly 30 stitches were needed to close her facial wounds.

Thereafter, she was given 3 cortisone injections and underwent plastic surgery to minimize her permanent facial scars. Her surgeon estimated that the mixed breed dog had bitten off 25-30% of her right lower lip. The defendants’ homeowners insurance carrier paid its $100,000.00 liability limit, as well as the $1,000.00 med pay coverage amount.

If you or a family member have been attacked by a dog, contact Attorney Thomas J. Newell to set up a free home consultation. Call 800-980-4842 today. Normally, the free home visit can be scheduled within 2 business days. For more information regarding his 31 years of experience, see: