Dog Bite Accidents in Pennsylvania | Your Legal Options

If you sustained a dog bite injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Read on and reach out to our firm today to speak with our personal injury attorneys today. We are on your side no matter what you are facing. Give us a call today to get started.

Who is responsible for a dog bite injury in Pennsylvania?

The state of Pennsylvania may hold a pet owner responsible for negligence if their dog attacks another individual. It is essential to note that this is still the case even if they trained the dog to the best of their ability. In many cases, an owner may not feel as if they are accountable if the injured party trespassed on their property or provoked the dog. While these cases can be more complex, the owner may still partly be liable for the aggression. Because of this, if you are facing the consequence of a dog bite, you will need to reach out to our firm today to obtain competent legal representation throughout the entire claims process.

What if the dog has a history of aggression?

When constructing your personal injury claim, your attorney will likely look into the history of the dog to see if there were any prior instances of aggression towards other people. In the event that there is a history of this behavior, it may be easier to prove that the owner is negligent. If a dog has previous violent behavior, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that it does not persist and continues to injure others. Dog owners can also be held responsible if the dog was not on their property, unrestrained, or out of their control.

Can I obtain financial compensation for my injuries?

If you were injured because of a dog attack and a negligent pet owner, you may want to discuss your legal options and recover compensation for the burdens you have sustained as a result. If you are in this situation, you may be entitled to financial compensation. This exists as coverage for any medical bills and other damages that appear due to the dog attack. Instead of the dog bite victim worrying about paying their own expenses, the negligent party will be liable for covering the costs. It is essential to recognize that this compensation is dependent upon establishing negligence during the lawsuit. Give us a call today to learn more about your legal options. Our firm is here to help.

Contact our Firm

Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

News & Resources
What does the executor of a will do in Pennsylvania?

When naming the executor of a will, understanding the obligations they must fulfill is critical. This blog explores the duties of this…

Read more
What are the most common spring driving hazards in Pennsylvania?

With the changing of the season, understanding what spring driving hazards you can encounter is critical, so you'll want to keep reading.

Read more
Friedman Schuman - Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Real Estate, Corporate & Business Law, Financial Services, Wills, Trusts & Estates
Contact Friedman Schuman!