Dog Bites

Dog Bite Attorney in Allentown, PA

Experienced Counsel for Lehigh Valley Dog Bite Victims

Have you or someone you love been bitten or attacked by a dog? Our Allentown dog bite attorneys are here to help. Dog attacks can cause serious injuries that lead to scarring, disfigurement, and lasting emotional trauma. Children are often the victims of dog attacks, because their behavior is unpredictable, they make smaller targets, and they may not be experienced in dealing with animals. Our legal team represents adults and children in dog bite claims, helping them seek payment for medical costs and other losses.

Our firm has been handling a wide range of personal injury claims across Pennsylvania for more than 35 years. Dog bites are an important part of our practice because they can have such a traumatic impact on victims and their families. We want to provide the support that is necessary to help the injured face better and brighter futures.

For a free dog bite claim evaluation, please call our offices at (610) 756-1098. We are ready to listen.

Liability for Dog Bites & Animal Attacks in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, dog owners are held strictly liable for medical costs if their animal bites or attacks another person. This means that they must pay for the victim’s medical treatment regardless of whether the dog was “dangerous” and showed aggression or attacked someone in the past. It is important to note, however, that a dog bite victim must prove negligence to pursue additional compensation, beyond medical costs.

To recover money for lost earnings, emotional trauma, or additional damages, a dog bite victim must prove:

  • The dog previously bit another person, without justification.
  • The dog indicated a tendency to bite or attack, without justification.
  • The dog owner was in violation of leash laws or other ordinances relating to the dog’s confinement, leashing, or care.

Find out more about your rights if you were attacked by a dog. Call an Allentown dog bite lawyer at (610) 756-1098 today!

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