DOG BITE INJURIES AT HUGHES & MASHINSKI, P.C.
More than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bite injuries each year. As a dog bite victim, you can recover full compensation from negligent dog owners who have failed to comply with Pennsylvania law regarding their animals. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of being bitten, contact the experienced attorneys at Hughes & Mashinski. Our dedicated staff are ready to answer your questions and help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Owner Liability for Dog Bite Injuries
Pennsylvania follows strict liability when it comes to dog ownership. This means that if a dog bites you, its owner is responsible. As a victim of a dog bite, you must show that the dog owner made a mistake, like failing to keep the dog properly restrained or failing to keep a dangerous dog away from others. Under PA’s leash law, dogs must always be under appropriate and acceptable control by their owners. Violation of the leash law can result in owner liability for a dog attack if it is shown that the leash law violation was unexcused and that the violation lead to the dog attack.
Injuries/Damages Suffered as a Result of a Dog Bite
The victim of a dog bite can often have both physical and emotional scarring. And after receiving expensive medical treatment, you may be affected financially. The negligent or at fault owner may have to pay you for any and all harm you have suffered. This includes:
- Medical bills
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost wages
- Property damage related to the incident
- Punitive Damages