Expert Dog Bite Lawyers Serving PA and NJ
Why you need an experienced dog bite attorney.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey dog owner and dog bite/attack laws are clear about an owners' responsibilities to protect people from being attacked, bitten, or harmed by their dogs. However, applying the law and proving your case to get you the financial compensation you deserve is complicated. (See, Common mistakes attorneys make that affect the value of your case.)
If you, your child, or someone close to you, has been seriously injured by a dog, you need to know that even if the owner of the dog was not charged or found guilty of any criminal charges, you can still sue for justice through financial recovery in civil court.
At the law firm of Hill & Associates, P.C., in Philadelphia, we have more than 25 years of combined experience in personal injury litigation. We have spent our careers holding wrongdoers accountable for negligence, carelessness and misconduct that have led to serious and fatal injuries. In every case handled, we focus on getting the effective results our clients deserve.
Trial Lawyers With Your Interests in Mind
If you have been injured by a dog it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to ensure that evidence is preserved and that your injuries are properly documented and evaluated. We work on a contingency basis and you only pay us when we win.
Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Hill & Associates, P.C., in Philadelphia, have more than 20 years of experience dealing with personal injury cases, including dog bites related to dog owner negligence. We understand Pennsylvania laws regarding dog attacks and how those laws can impact the amount of compensation victims are able to receive for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
The sooner that you talk with our law firm about your injuries, the more we can do to help you down the path to recovery. Contact a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at the law firm of Hill & Associates, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. Call our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania law office toll free at 866-720-4699.
Pennsylvania does not allow “Breed Specific Laws” to be adopted to ban or regulate specific dog breeds. In Pennsylvania, until a dog attacks it is not considered dangerous. Dogs that attack humans or other animals can be returned to their owners with just a warning to owners to keep their dogs “under control.”
Pennsylvania also has a three-strike policy that allows the dog’s return after two incidents unless a dog kills or seriously injures a person. It is only after a third “non-serious” mauling that it becomes mandatory an aggressive or dangerous dog be euthanized.
We believe anyone mauled by a dog, permanently disfigured, or severely injured deserves their day in court and has a right to fair compensation. You need an attorney who will uncover the facts and prove your case – even when an investigating officer says “there’s no culpability here.”