Dog Attacks Increase
A recent survey ranks Pennsylvania as 5th for the most dog attacks. California ranks 1st, followed by Florida, Texas, and New York respectively. This same survey also revealed a sharp increase in dog attack injury claims in Pennsylvania. The average dog attack injury settlement is $45,134. The total cost of all dog attack claims in PA is over $35 million per year.
These numbers seem high, but there has also been a 27% increase in dog attack injury claims since 2019. These numbers show dog attack injuries are a serious issue in Pennsylvania.
What Happens If I Was Bit By A Dog
If you were bit by a dog, your injuries are covered by the dog owner’s homeowner or renter’s insurance policy. Pennsylvania has a strict liability law that states the owner is fully liable for your injuries unless the two stipulations are met. This means your injury expenses are fully covered by the owner unless you were trespassing or provoking the animal in some way. But, dog owners aren’t always easy to work with after their dog attacks you.
Do I Need A Dog Attack Injury Lawyer?
Dog attack claims can be complicated and difficult. Some dog attack victims prefer to go straight to an attorney to avoid any further dealings with the dog owner or their insurance. It is wise to use an experienced injury attorney to handle your dog attack injury claim.
If you have any trouble getting fair compensation for your injuries, a dog attack injury lawyer may be able to help you. Each case is unique so it is important to contact a lawyer regarding your specific case to discuss injuries and possible compensation.
Free Consultation With An Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Haggerty Silverman & Justice, we care about you. Our experienced and trusted attorneys will handle your case with the utmost care and respect. Contact us today for a free legal consultation with an injury attorney. You don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you.