What are my legal options after a dog bite injury in PA?

Our firm understands the risks and consequences of a dog bite injury. If you or a loved one is in this unfortunate situation, our legal team can help you. Continue reading and give our skilled personal injury attorneys a call today. We are committed to ensuring you obtain the financial compensation you need to heal and move forward.

Who is liable for a dog bite injury in Pennsylvania?

In the state of Pennsylvania, a pet owner may be held responsible for negligence if their dog attacks another person. It is important to recognize that this is still the case even if they trained the dog to the best of their ability. In many circumstances, an owner may not feel as if they are accountable if the injured party trespassed on their property or provoked the dog. While these matters can be more difficult, the owner may still partially be liable for the attack. As a result of this, if you are encountering the consequence of a dog bite, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to acquire competent legal representation throughout the entire claims process.

What if the dog has a history of aggression?

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

Can I receive financial compensation for my injuries?

If you were hurt as a result of a dog attack and a negligent pet owner, you may want to examine your legal options and recover compensation for the burdens you have sustained as a result. If you are in this circumstance, you may be qualified for financial compensation. The purpose of this is so that injured parties can obtain coverage for any medical bills and other damages that occur 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 important to recognize that this compensation is conditional upon establishing negligence during the lawsuit. Reach out to Friedman Schuman today to learn more about your legal options. Our firm is on your side.


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