If You Were Attacked by a Dog in Pennsylvania, It’s Time to Fight Back
Being attacked or bitten by a dog in Philadelphia can be physically and emotionally devastating, especially when you did not provoke the animal. Luckily, Pennsylvania does not have the “one bite” rule that some other states have, so even if the dog has never attacked anyone else before, you may still be able to take the owner to court. This is your chance not just to get compensated for your injuries, but also to ensure that a dangerous animal is not able to hurt anyone ever again.
Dog bite victims are placed in one of two categories: severely injured and non-severely injured. If it is determined that you have been severely injured, you can make a claim against the dog owner for medical expenses, all other losses, and legal damages. If you have been non-severely injured, you can still make a claim against the dog owner, but only for medical expenses.
Children and Dog Bites
Out of the 800,000 Americans who seek medical attention for dog bites every year, half are children. Children 5 to 9 years old have the highest rate of dog bite injuries, and that rate decreases as they get older. Many of these attacks occur merely because younger children do not always know how to be cautious around animals, and they cannot read the visual cues a dog gives when it does not want to be bothered. This is not the child’s fault, but be sure to teach your children some basic safety rules about dogs so that their risk of being attacked decreases.
Compensation After a Pennsylvania Dog Attack
If you, your child, or someone else you love was bitten or even killed by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation. How much you receive will depend upon many factors, including the severity of the injuries and whether the dog has bitten in the past. You could receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and any future earnings loss you may incur.
The dog attack victims we represent at Mednick, Mezyk and Kredo suffer from many different injuries:
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- Bite and puncture wounds
- Blood loss
- Crushing Injuries
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
- Nerve Injuries
- Head or brain trauma
Sometimes “man’s best friend” ends up being anything but a friend. That’s when legal action is necessary to help you get your life back. We want to help you through this tough time and make sure you get the compensation that you deserve.
If you would like to speak with us about your dog bite case, contact the Philadelphia trial lawyers of Mednick, Mezyk, and Kredo by calling 215-545-1870 or 1-888-807-WORK for a free consultation.