More than 4 million dog bite injuries are reported in this country each year, some of them causing serious complications or even death.
If you or a family member have suffered a dog bite injury, our attorneys can help you to determine whether you are entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses and other damages.
In Pennsylvania, dog owners are legally responsible for their animal’s behavior, and are obligated to keep their dogs confined to personal property or otherwise leashed in public spaces. State law holds dog owners liable, in most dog bite injury or attack cases, even if the dog has no history of aggressive behavior.
Dog owners have some defense if their dog bites someone who has come onto the dog owner’s property, or if someone has provoked the dog.
In the event of a dog bite, it is important to:
- Seek medical attention if the injuries are severe
- Write down a detailed description of the dog
- Obtain the dog owners name and address
- Write down a detailed description of what happened
Contact us if you have been the victim of a dog bite to determine if you are entitled to medical or other compensation.