Pennsylvania Dog Bite Attorneys

Upholding the Laws That Protect Citizens from Dog Bites & Dog Attacks Throughout Pennsylvania

Every year millions of people are bitten by dogs in the United States with young boys receiving more dog bite injuries as compared to others. Some of these dogs may be seriously dangerous and need to be confined. In 2013, more than 14 people have been killed by dogs. Last year, over 37 canine homicides have been recorded nationwide. In general, however, most dog bite injuries are not serious, but some can cause financial damage and may need the victim to get compensation for medical bills, time lost from work, pain and suffering, and more.

All states have laws that hold dog owners responsible for any dog bite injuries and damage caused by their dog. Dog bite statutes hold owners liable to pay damages. If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, contact Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers to seek a legal remedy to the problem. Our dog bite lawyers in Philadelphia can help you with hospital visits, paperwork, and give you all answers to your questions free of cost. We are here to help make a difficult situation better by gathering all required evidence and taking proper steps to prepare a strong case.

Schedule a consultation today by calling 215-567-7955 or submitting an online information form.

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How Long Do I Have to File a Dog Bite Claim?

Each state has a set statute of limitations for legal cases, which sets a time limit on when a person can file a claim. In Pennsylvania, victims of personal injuries have up to two years from the date of their accident to bring forward a case. If, however, you are unable to file your claim within the two year time frame, you may forfeit your rights to receive compensation for your injury. Our attorneys are well-versed in dog bite claims and can help ensure all important deadlines are met and work hard for you to get the compensation you deserve.

Pennsylvania’s Dog Law

The law requires dog owners to have full control over their dogs at all times and be kept confined on their premises. When the dog is outside the premises, it has to be kept chained to a collar to avoid straying and causing harm to others.

Dog bite injuries and attacks often cause:

  • Broken bones
  • Disfiguring lacerations
  • Other injuries that may require cosmetic surgery

Long-term effects of the attack include dog bite trauma and a longtime fear of dogs. If you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog, we are here to help. As your attorney, our strategy is to prove that the dog owner has violated Pennsylvania’s confinement statute. Dog owners are liable to pay all damages to a person when their dog severely attacks someone who suffers dog bite injuries or even wrongful death.