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Were you or your child bit by a dog? It is important that you understand your rights to get the compensation you need for resulting medical treatment, reconstructive and plastic surgery, emotional trauma, lost wages and other damages.
Dog bite injuries can lead to serious costs for victims. All states in the Mid-Atlantic have laws that allow victims to recover compensation. At Gay & Chacker, in Philadelphia, our experienced attorneys help people pursue dog bite claims in both states. Call 877-577-5796 if you would like us to review your claim for free.
Depending on which state your dog bite occurred, your ability to recovery compensation may vary. We have the experience and qualifications it takes to protect dog bite victims in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the surrounding states.
Pennsylvania Dog Bite Laws
Pennsylvania law requires dog owners to keep their pets under control at all times. This means they need to confine their dogs to their yards using fences, and they need to leash their dogs in public. Dog owners are liable for injuries their dogs cause when they are running loose.
When a dog has a history of violent or aggressive behavior, its owner is liable for any attacks — even if the dog bites someone in its own home.
New Jersey Dog Bite Law
In New Jersey, dog owners are strictly liable for bite injuries. Whether a dog in New Jersey attacks someone on public property or in its own home or yard, the dog’s owner is responsible. It is not necessary to prove that the dog had any history of vicious tendencies.
The only exception to this law is when a victim was unlawfully trespassing on the dog owner’s property, with the intent to commit a crime, at the time of the attack.
If you were injured in an animal attack, our lawyers will help you understand your options. Many people hesitate to file dog bite claims because they feel as if they are suing the dog owner, who is often a neighbor or friend. You aren’t going after the dog owner. More likely, you’re going after the dog owner’s insurance company. We all carry insurance for a reason, and people should be able to rightfully access it when injured.
Call 877-577-5796 or fill out this form to have one of our attorneys review your case for free. We do charge dog bite victims no legal fees until we recover compensation for them.