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Bitten by a Dog? We Can Help!
If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, you probably have questions about who is responsible. Can the dog’s owner be held accountable? Who will pay for your medical bills? Will the dog be put down? Our Philadelphia dog bite attorneys can answer all of your questions during a free consultation, and we can also offer you some insight regarding these cases here on our website.
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses and more. We will need to review the circumstances surrounding the attack to determine what your case may be worth and how to best proceed in pursuing maximum compensation.
Feel free to call our offices at any time for your complimentary case review. We can be reached 24/7 at (215) 515-7743.
Pennsylvania Imposes Strict Liability on Dog Owners
Pennsylvania imposes strict liability on dog owners for injuries their animals inflict. This means that the dog owner can be held accountable for a victim’s medical expenses regardless of negligence or wrongdoing. This is a step ahead of other states that impose a “one bite rule,” which essentially means that a dog must have bitten someone in the past or shown vicious tendencies for the owner to be held liable. It is important to note, however, that strict liability only applies to medical expenses and in situations where the attack was “unprovoked.” A person who is taunting a dog or who is trespassing may not have grounds for a valid dog bite claim.
Additional compensation may be pursued if it can be proven that the dog owner was negligent, knew of the dog’s aggressive tendencies, or violated a law or ordinance in relation to the attack. An example may be an owner who failed to keep a dog on a leash in public or an owner who kept a dog that had already attacked someone in the past. In these cases, Pennsylvania dog bite laws allow a victim to pursue compensation not only for medical care but for lost earnings, emotional trauma, and possibly more.
Ready to find out how you can move forward with a case? Call our Philadelphia dog bite lawyers at (215) 515-7743 or contact us online.
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