Carbon County Dog Bite Settlement Approved by Judge

Posted on: November 24th, 2010       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Nov. 22, 2010, Senior Judge Richard W. Webb approved a Minor’s Compromise Settlement Agreement in a dog bite case for a total payout of $22,880.85. On April 8, 2010, a young woman from Albrightsville PA was attacked by a German Shepherd in the Indian Mountain Lakes Community. The unprovoked attack resulted in her receiving puncture wounds to her arm and wrist.

Her parents hired your Pennsylvania dog bite attack attorney to represent her in a personal injury case. Since the German Shepherd was on a leash when the dog attack took place, Attorney Newell knew it was critical to prove prior vicious propensities. He contacted a witness who had been attacked by the German Shepherd the previous summer. He drafted an Affidavit which she promptly signed. This document allowed your PA dog bite lawyer to prove prior vicious propensities and establish liability on the part of the dog’s owners.

The PA dog bite victim received medical care at GNADEN HUETTEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL in Lehighton PA. The dog bite wounds were cleaned and she was given a rabies vaccine injection. Since it was unclear as to whether the German Shepherd had been properly vaccinated, she returned on 4 subsequent dates to complete the entire series of 5 rabies vaccine injections.

As the young woman was not 18 when the dog bite case settled, the trial judge’s approval was required pursuant to PA Law. Hiring an experienced PA dog bite lawyer is critical if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a dog bite attack. Please call me at 800-980-4842 to review your dog bite case. I provide a free home consultation. Information regarding my experience and the PA Dog Law can be found at