Lancaster PA Dog Bite Lawyer
If you or a loved one have a dog bite injury, talk to a dog bite lawyer for help. Dog bite injury claims can be difficult. Many times, dog owners try to dodge responsibility. An experienced attorney can work for you to get you the money you deserve.
Dog Bite Laws In Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, a dog owner is responsible for injuries caused by their dog. If a dog bites someone, the owner is financially responsible for the injury.
Exceptions To Dog Bite Liability
In Pennsylvania, there are 2 exceptions to dog bite liability claims.
- If a dog bites a person that is knowingly trespassing on private property
- If a person is actively provoking the dog
Old Dog Bite Laws In Pennsylvania
Years ago, in Pennsylvania, it was necessary to prove a dog was dangerous in order to seek compensation. However, this is no longer the situation. Even the friendliest of dogs can bite and cause serious injury. The law now recognizes this truth and allows injured people to seek full compensation for their injuries. In many cases, it is possible to seek compensation above medical expenses.
Dog Bite Compensation
It is normal to seek compensation from the dog owner after a dog bite attack. Their animal caused harm to you, you shouldn’t also be responsible for the costs to treat your injuries. Compensation includes coverage for:
- medical expenses
Additional compensation may be possible in many circumstances. These circumstances can include but are not limited to:
- nerve damage
- severe injury
- loss of income
Do I Need An Attorney?
If you have been bitten by a dog and you aren’t sure what to do, talk to a local injury attorney for advice. In Pennsylvania, Haggerty Silverman & Justice is a trusted dog bite injury law firm.
Free Dog Bite Injury Case Evaluation
Contact our office for a free legal consultation to discuss the details of your situation. The consultation is free and you don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you.