Insurance Company Files Suit vs. Property Owner & Pit Bull Attack Victims

Posted on: October 6th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On or about Oct. 6, 2011, The Travelers Indemnity Company of America filed a lawsuit versus pit bull attack victims Ajia & Elizabeth Brown, as well as property owner Marjorie Nicholson. On June 1, 2010, the Browns were attacked and bitten by 2 pit bulls housed on Nicholson’s property in Hanover PA. Ajia nearly bled to death and has endured 13 surgeries since the brutal pit bull attack.

In its Complaint, the insurance company admits that it was paid to provide homeowners liability insurance for accidents occurring on the Nicholson property. However, Travelers claims that they are not responsible to compensate the Browns for their injuries because of an exclusion in the Nicholson insurance contract. Travelers alleges that the Nicholson property consisted of 4 separate apartments while the insurance contract only covered a one or two family dwelling.

Attorney Thomas Newell will be representing the York County dog bite victims and plans to mount a rigorous defense to that insurance company’s accusations. If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog bite attack in Pennsylvania, call Attorney Newell for a free home consultation at 800-980-4842. For specific information regarding the PA Dog Law, see his website: