Pennsylvania Dog Bite Attorneys
Animal attacks can result in far more than physical pain — disfigurement, a fear of rabies or other disease, and even a long-term fear of the type of animal that caused the injuries can result. A pet owner may be liable under the law of premises liability when his or her animal bites or attacks another, causing injury. If you or a loved one was attacked by an animal, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages, including medical costs, financial loss, and emotional distress.
At the Pennsylvania law firm of Naftulin & Shick, our personal injury lawyers have nearly 40 years of experience representing individuals injured in animal attacks. Contact us today to discuss your claim in a free consultation with a compassionate and committed personal injury attorney in PA. We represent clients throughout Bucks County, Carbon County, Lehigh County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, and Northampton County.
Holding Negligent Animal Owners Accountable
Dog bite statistics show that once a dog has bitten, the dog is more likely to bite again. Statistics also show that the dog bites that people usually sustain occur in their own neighborhoods.
Although animal attack claims most often involve dog bites, many other types of domesticated animals — such as ferrets, cats, monkeys, horses, and even birds — can also bite humans, causing injury and potential liability for their owners.
If you or a family member has been injured or a loved one has been killed by any animal, you may be able to receive compensation from the person who should have had control over the animal. An owner is required to control or restrain his or her animal to ensure public safety and may be liable if the animal was not properly secured on the property, if it was not on a leash, or if the owner knew that the animal was prone to violence or aggression.
Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injuries
Dog bites are often to the face, causing infection, trauma, and scarring. Frequently, surgical repair is needed. Our Pennsylvania dog bite lawyers have experience helping clients recover compensation for all varieties of dog bite and animal attack injuries, including:
- Crushing wounds
- Fractured bones
- Disfiguring scars
- Permanent damage to eyesight or hearing
Often, there is also emotional and psychological trauma associated with dog bites and animal attacks to both the victim and a person witnessing such an attack — especially in attacks on children.
Contact Naftulin & Shick, Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
A lawyer experienced in dog bites, animal attacks, and personal injury law is the best source for accurate advice and information in animal attack cases. At Naftulin & Shick, we have that experience. The insurance companies will not intimidate us, and we will fight for your rights in negotiations, mediation, and in court, if necessary.
Call 215-348-5455 or contact us online today to discuss your claim with a relentless client advocate. With law offices located in Philly and throughout Pennsylvania, we are readily available to meet with you for a free consultation.
For more information about recovering compensation for injuries caused by dog bites and animal attacks, see our Dog Bite and Animal Attack Information Center.