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Cumberland County Pit Bull Attack Claim Settles for $275,000.00

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Updated 3:32 PM CDT, Thu, July 06,2017

Perkasie, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/06/2017 -- On June 21, 2017, PA dog bite lawyer and PA dog attack lawyer, Thomas J. Newell received approval from Judge Christylee L. Peck to resolve a pit bull attack case with a Cumberland County dog bite settlement of $275,000.00. In the case of Heller v. Diehl, No. 2015-03176 Civil, Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Attorney Newell had filed a 10 page Petition for Minor's Compromise Settlement under Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 2039.

Minor's Compromise Petition

The detailed legal pleading filed on May 5, 2017 outlined the specifics of an unprovoked pit bull attack that took place in June of 2013 in Carlisle, PA. The young girl was visiting her friend when the family's pit bull suddenly and without warning bit her in the face. The Cumberland County dog bite victim was rushed to Carlisle Hospital where surgery was required. A year later, corrective scar revision plastic surgery was performed at Carlisle Regional Medical Center.

June 20, 2017 Court Hearing

An Evidentiary Hearing was held before Judge Peck on June 20, 2017. The Pennsylvania dog bite attorney presented the testimony of his client's father who provided details regarding her medical treatment. Attorney Newell supplied the court with the specifics of the proposed tax-free structured settlement annuity. As set forth in the Petition, the Carlisle resident will receive tax-free payouts totaling $229,012.61 which are guaranteed by a life insurance company rated A+XV by A.M. Best Company.

Pennsylvania Dog Bite Lawyer

Thomas J. Newell, Esq. has had the honor of representing dog attack victims in 29 different Pennsylvania Counties. He provides a free HOME consultation to all PA dog bite victims. Other notable PA pit bull attack settlements obtained by Attorney Newell include:

$455,000.00 Brown v. Nicholson
York County #6712-1559

$300,000.00 Boyd v. Sprouse
Adams County #13-S-392

$200,000.00 In Re: F. A. M., a minor
Berks County #84401

Information regarding 65 of Attorney Newell's dog bite settlement awards from Counties all over the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can be found at Telephone the PA dog attack injury attorney at 800-980-4842. Follow him on Twitter at @

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