Pet owners have certain duties, responsibilities, and obligations to others in the community. In the event that a dog owner or property owner where the pet is housed fails to properly keep an animal under control, they are responsible for the serious injuries caused. If you have been attacked by a dog, you may have a number of injuries, such as puncture wounds, abrasions, lacerations, fractures, tissue loss, and infections. You may also suffer anxiety as a result of this experience. If this has happened to you, there are provisions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey laws that protect victims and provide monetary compensation for injuries resulting from dog attacks.
The actions of pets can be unpredictable and even dangerous sometimes. Dog owners have a responsibility to train their dogs and to keep them safely restricted to a leash in public or within the parameters of the owner’s property, for both the dog’s safety and the safety of the public. When an owner fails to accomplish these duties and obligations, serious injuries can result. If such an event occurs, our greater Philadelphia area dog bite lawyers can help victims by receiving the compensation they deserve for the monetary consequences of these injuries. In most cases involving dog bite injuries, the animal owner is legally responsible for any damage or injury caused by their dog. The only exception is if a dog owner can attest that the injured party voluntarily provoked the attack by abusing, teasing, or tormenting the dog.
At Mammuth & Rosenberg, our attorneys understand the serious nature involved with injuries sustained by a canine attack. Dog bites can cause substantial medical expenses, missed work, severe pain, disfigurement, and psychological consequences. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries due to a dog bite, you should not have to endure the cost of pain caused by a negligent dog owner. The attorneys at our firm can assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us at 610.667.1600 or go here.