Delaware County Dog Bite Injury Attorney
Dogs may be one of the most popular pets in Pennsylvania, but these animals have the ability to cause serious harm. Dog bites can lead to disfigurement, infections, severe pain, scarring, and more — and these injuries can lead to serious financial and emotional damage as well.
If you suffered a dog bite due to a negligent owner, the Delaware County dog bite attorneys at Rosenbaum & Associates can help. We represent the rights of dog attack victims in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.
Why Choose Us
- Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the last 25 years. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to advocate for your claim’s maximum value
- We pride ourselves on providing every client with the personalized attention each case deserves. Our lawyers will always answer your questions and inform you of case updates
- Our entire firm only represents personal injury clients, and through our years of experience, we have developed the strategies and resources necessary to craft a compelling case in your favor
Common Injuries in Dog Bite Lawsuits
Although dogs are common pets, they can cause severe injury to humans. All types of dogs have the potential to harm humans, from large, historically aggressive breeds to smaller dogs commonly seen as harmless. Many factors can contribute to dog attacks, including poor handling, violation of leash laws, abuse, untreated illnesses, poor care, and more.
Some of the most common dog bite injuries sustained by victims include the following.
- Eye injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Permanent nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Facial disfigurement
- Psychological damage
- Permanent scarring
Liability Rules in Pennsylvania Dog Bite Cases
Most states, including Pennsylvania, have strict liability statutes in place for dog bite lawsuits. This means that dog owners are responsible for the injuries that their animals cause, even if the dog did not have a history of aggression or the owner did not act in negligence. However, you can only claim compensation for medical expenses under the strict liability statute.
You can collect full compensation for your injuries, including lost wages and pain and suffering damages, if you can establish that the owner acted in negligence at the time of the attack. To prove that the dog’s owner is liable for your injuries, you must establish the following facts.
- The owner knew that his or her dog had unmistakably vicious tendencies. An owner may notice his or her dog is vicious if it commits acts of aggression, which may include bites, rushing at other people in a vicious manner, growling at passerby, or attacking other people or animals without provocation.
- The owner neglected to control his or her dog properly. Pennsylvania law requires dog owners to keep reasonable control of their animals at all times, restraining their dogs with a leash, chain, or collar to prevent them from escaping or straying.
Identifying whether or not a dog is dangerous can be a difficult task. Your attorney will evaluate your case and determine whether or not your case qualifies for a negligence-based lawsuit, a strict liability claim, or criminal action.
Contact Rosenbaum & Associates Today
If a dangerous dog attacked you in Delaware County, you deserve compensation for your injuries. The dog bite attorneys at Rosenbaum & Associates are here to help you hold the dog’s owner accountable, allowing you to recover the funds you need to heal.
Our attorneys work tirelessly on each case to achieve the best possible outcome. Contact Rosenbaum & Associates today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about the personal injury process.