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Pennsylvania Dog Bite Lawyers

If a loved one was recently injured in a dog attack, you likely have questions such as:

  • Can you sue someone if their dog attacks you?
  • What is the law regarding dog bites?
  • What are my rights if a dog attacks me?

Dog Bite Attorneys In PA

After dog attacks result in physical injuries, it is only natural for victims to wonder whether there is any legal recourse. Dog bites can lead to high medical bills, as well as permanent emotional trauma.

Civil lawsuits allow victims and their loved ones to get the compensation they deserve in order to rebuild their lives. There's no turning back time after a dog bite incident, but seeking and achieving justice is possible. Contact our personal injury lawyers today to get started with your claim.

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What Legal Recourses Exist After A Dog Bite?

A lawsuit can be filed against the dog owner if their dog bites you. However, for an injury case such as a dog bite to succeed, it is generally required to prove that negligent conduct occurred. It is often necessary for an attorney with experience to build a case that enables the client to receive their deserved compensation.

It is possible to be negligent if you fail to take reasonable actions to prevent harm from coming to someone you care for despite having the ability to do so. More simply, negligence can be defined as failure to take care or attention as a normal individual should.

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Pennsylvania Contributory Negligence Statutes

Contributory negligence refers to a concept in law that places a percentage of blame between two parties when damages are suffered. A victim, for example, who is found to be 25% responsible for a dog bite will only be entitled to 75% of the total compensation.

Modified contributory negligence laws are in place in Pennsylvania. In other words, if the plaintiff (such as a dog bite victim) is more than 50% at fault for the damages, then no compensation can be awarded.

A lawyer experienced in such cases will help you determine if there is any blame on your part for the incident. No matter how much blame you think you played in the incident, it's a good idea to speak with a legal professional who can give you a more concrete response.

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A Dog Bit Me. Should I Hire An Attorney?

An attorney should be consulted when dealing with a dog bite claim for many reasons. Often, bites from dogs are severe, and they do not always have a clear cause. Moreover, any and all injuries must be proven in these instances, and the proper documentation must be gathered.

Also, it is essential to have the right type of evidence to prove that the injuries occurred from the dog bite and that the owner's negligence is what led to them. It is very common to be wrongly accused of provoking an animal if you were bitten, especially in cases where you are the victim.

It is important to work with an attorney to prevent such accusations and to ensure a strong defense against any legal claim from the dog owner. Further, as part of the ongoing evaluation of all of the medical records, your lawyer will also be able to consult experts to determine the extent of injuries and the types of treatment they may require not only in the present but also moving forward.

What Is The Value Of My Dog Bite Case?

The legal world can seem complicated for those without experience, who may presume they can calculate a case's value before legal action is taken. Yet, the fact is that any attorney claiming to know what a settlement value of a case will be before the case is litigated is simply speculating.

Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, lawyers can often help victims receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. When deciding whether to pursue a dog bite claim, potential plaintiffs should keep the following factors in mind:

  1. What was the extent of physical injuries, if any resulted?
  2. Where there medical expenses resulting from injuries?
  3. Did the dog bite result in lost wages?
  4. After the attack, did the victim suffer a permanent injury?
  5. During the course of your injuries, did you experience any emotional trauma, such as PTSD?

Do You Have A Dog Bite Case?

It is the goal of this page to provide educational information to readers. If you suffer a dog bite, you should seek counsel from an attorney to figure out if you have a solid case for compensation. We will review your case for free, and we will represent you on contingency - meaning that if you lose, there will be no cost to you. It is a No Win, No Fee policy.

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Our Local Dog Bite Injury Offices in Pennsylvania

Justice Guardians
1067 Mansion Lane
Garnet Valley, PA 19060
VG7G+PF Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 549-4218
Justice Guardians
630 Fairview Rd #104
Swarthmore, PA 19081
VJRW+GX Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 229-7624
Justice Guardians
495 Thomas Jones Way #304-C
Exton, PA 19341
28FW+6M Exton, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 214-4985
Justice Guardians
1142 Hamilton St #102
Allentown, PA 18102
HGX9+QF Allentown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 596-9369
Justice Guardians
3301 Ryan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
2XR4+4R Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 332-1769
Justice Guardians
3400 Aramingo Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134
XVRX+XF Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 277-2890
Justice Guardians
352 Church Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144
2RQM+45 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (445) 200-5285
Justice Guardians
5327 Walnut St #201
Philadelphia, PA 19139
XQ5C+2H Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 313-5200
Justice Guardians
8232 West Chester Pike #101
Upper Darby, PA 19082
XP89+6Q Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 596-1069
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6720 Old York Rd #102
Philadelphia, PA 19126
3V45+8Q Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 930-6969
Justice Guardians
107 E Main St #309
Norristown, PA 19401
4M75+F6 Norristown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 596-8007
Justice Guardians
7708 City Ave #208-A
Philadelphia, PA 19151
XPGG+VM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 414-7404
Justice Guardians
2 Industrial Blvd #210-B
Paoli, PA 19301
2GV2+8Q Paoli, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 214-5070
Justice Guardians
100 Presidential Blvd #104
Bala Cynwd, PA 19004
2Q6P+HP Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 424-2007
Justice Guardians
105 Westtown Rd #A
West Chester, PA 19382
XC75+PR West Chester, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 261-8700
Justice Guardians
661 Bristol Pike #101
Bensalem, PA 19020
328F+26 Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 293-5585
Justice Guardians
817 Linden St #103
Bethlehem, PA 18018
JJGH+6P Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 403-9675
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3501 Masons Mill Rd #501-B
Hatboro, PA 19040
5W5F+92 Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 376-3820
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815 Greenwood Ave #22-A
Jenkintown, PA 19046
3VWG+24 Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (814) 305-9007
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15260 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530
G6HP+94 Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 465-1080
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940 Town Center Dr Suite F- 50B
Langhorne, PA 19047
54QC+CX Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 329-0702
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3545 Rhoads Ave #103
Newtown Square, PA 19073
XJQ2+5X Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 360-6269
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925 E High St #101
Pottstown, PA 19464
69V9+MR Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 308-4988
Justice Guardians
400 Washington St #307
Reading, PA 19601
83PC+J8 Reading, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 589-0900
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