Pennsylvania Dog Bite Attorney
Understand the Liability of Dog Owners in Pennsylvania
Laws in the state of Pennsylvania are clear about an owner’s responsibility to protect people from being attacked, bitten or harmed by their dogs. Unfortunately, dog attacks still result in hundreds of injuries and deaths each year in the United States, mostly due to dog owner negligence. For victims, understanding the law and their rights is critical to recover damages after dog bite attacks.
The lawyers at 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 responsibility and negligence. We are familiar with Pennsylvania laws regarding animal attacks and how those laws have an impact on the amount of compensation victims are able to receive for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
If you or someone you love has been attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey, contact us at Hill & Associates to talk with an attorney about your rights during a free initial consultation.
Pennsylvania Dog Bite Liability Statutes
Dog-bite liability statutes in the state of Pennsylvania require a victim to prove that the pet’s owner was negligent to show liability for the dog’s attack. The law requires that dogs either be confined or kept on a leash at all times and under the reasonable control of a person at all times.
Owners also need to know the tendencies of their animals and whether they have a propensity to attack individuals and children without provocation. Owners of dangerous dogs who do have a history or tendency of aggressiveness must take extra steps to protect individuals from attack. Dog owners must also register violent dogs as dangerous animals.
Get the Experienced Legal Assistance You Need
In any dog bite case, 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 evaluated. Contact us to learn more information about dog owner responsibility in Pennsylvania from the law firm of Hill & Associates. Call toll free at 1-800-731-4687 for a free initial consultation.