Montco Lawyer Wins $300,000 For Dog Bite Victim

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013       Attorney Thomas Newell

The Mercury News 11/8/2013

After lawyer’s fees and medical expenses, the victim will receive $287,650. Newell said he was happy he was able to reach a settlement with the insurance company. “My clients preferred having the insurance company pay rather than make their neighbors pay the costs out of pocket,” he said.

The sum is to be paid over the course of four years, starting when the victim is 18, with the last payment to be made when she is 21. She is 9 years old now. “The hope was not to give it to her now so the money will be able to help her pay for college,” Newell said.

This was not the first case Newell has done involving animal attacks. “About two thirds of my cases are related to dog bites,” Newell said.

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