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Victims of dog bites and animal attacks can take legal action in the same way that any other injury victim can.
If you were bitten or otherwise harmed by someone else’s pet, you can seek damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Emotional suffering
- And potentially more
We encourage you to contact a Montgomery County dog bite lawyer from our office today to discuss your case, understand your rights, and discover your legal options free of charge. When your legal rights and financial recovery are on the line, you can depend on our legal advocates at Mayerson Injury Law, P.C.
What Happens After a Dog Bites Someone in Pennsylvania?
If you or a loved one have been injured from a dog bite, the first priority is the victims immediate safety and recovery from their injury. If you seek to recover financial compensation following your accident, an attorney can help you understand your opportunities for recovery.
The skilled Pottstown dog bite attorneys at Mayerson Injury Law, P.C. are well versed in Pennsylvania's laws regulating dog ownership and can help you understand your rights and help you on your journey to recovery.
Pennsylvania's Dangerous Dog Statute Explained
By law, dog owners and keepers in Pennsylvania are required to have reasonable control over their pets at all times. Additionally, the law calls for owners to confine their dogs to their premises and restrain the canines by collar or chain. If we can prove that your bite or attack was the result of an owner's inability to adhere to these rules, a claim can be filed for compensation.
What Is Considered a “Dangerous Dog”?
A “dangerous dog” is:
- Any dog that has inflicted serious injury on another person without being provoked to attack
- Any dog that has a history of attacking people and / or domestic animals unprovoked; or any dog that demonstrates the tendency to do so
- Any dog that has killed or inflicted serious injury on another domestic animal without being provoked and while off the owner's property
- Any dog that has been used in the commission of a crime
Mayerson Injury Law, P.C. can thoroughly review the details of your bite or attack to determine if you have enough evidence to take legal action. Contact us today to get started.
What Are the Most Common Injuries from Dog Bites & Animal Attacks?
Dog bites can cause a wide variety of injuries that vary in severity based on the size of the dog and the duration of the attack. Some dog bites can cause permanent scarring or tissue damage, as well as carry a high risk of infection.
Common dog bite injuries include:
- Puncture wounds
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Face injuries
- Emotional distress
The physical injuries that result from a dog attack are only part of the overall harm that a victim suffers. Like any other high-stress experience, a severe dog bite can sometimes cause victims to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which causes them to constantly relive the incident for months or even years after the attack.
We Can Help You Hold the Dog Owner Responsible!
If you were bitten or attacked by a dangerous dog anywhere in Southeastern Pennsylvania, don't wait to contact a personal injury attorney at our office. We know how to handle sensitive cases of this nature so you can get the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Why choose our Pottstown dog bite lawyers?
- 100+ years’ combined experience on your side
- Millions of dollars obtained for our clients
- Contingency fees: No recovery, no fee!
- Home and hospital visits: We can travel to you if needed
Mayerson Injury Law, P.C. can be contacted at any time of the day or night, including weekends. We know that injuries can happen at any time, which is why we make ourselves available 24/7 to help with your case.
Even though the insurance company gave us the run around, Ben was able to make sure he obtained a settlement for me in the end.Erik K.
Not only did Ben resolv the claim with all parties quickly, he got me a settlement for above and beyond what I thought possible.Kris
They went over and above having my files reviewed and kept me aware of their progress.Constance S.
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