PHILADELPHIA DOG INJURY LAWYER
If you have been injured or bitten by a dog, a Philadelphia dog injury lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Dogs can cause permanent scars or serious injury. Even a friendly dog may cause a person to fall and sustain injury. Every dog related injury is unique. Victims may suffer injury when they fall while running away from a dog that was chasing them. They may be knocked over by an aggressive dog. Even if you didn't sustain a dog bite, you may deserve compensation for your injuries if a dog wasn’t on a leash and caused injury to you.
Philadelphia Dog Owner Negligence
When a dog owner is negligent, a Philadelphia dog injury lawyer can help.
Dogs may react when they feel threatened, scared, or want to protect their owners. Some are even trained to be vicious. Regardless of the circumstance, Philadelphia dog owners are responsible for the actions of their dog both on and off of their property. Owners must follow leash laws and dog bite laws for the area where they live and places they visit. Unfortunately, some dog owners are negligent of their responsibility as a dog owner. As a result, people are injured.
Victims of dog bites or other dog related injury have the right to recovery for their injuries. Homeowners insurance usually covers injuries caused by a homeowners' dog, as long as the injured person does not reside in the home. Even if the injury occurred off of the homeowners property, the dog owners homeowners insurance should cover the injury claim. Therefore, if a neighbor's dog gets loose and injures a you down the street, the dog owner is probably covered for your injury by their homeowner's insurance policy. However, if a dog injures someone residing in the home with the dog, homeowners insurance will not cover the claim.
Strict Pennsylvania Dog Injury Laws
Philadelphia dog injury lawyers understand strict Pennsylvania dog injury laws.
Pennsylvania law imposes strict liability for all damages where a Pennsylvania dog injury is severe or the dog previously engaged in dangerous behavior. Pennsylvania also imposes strict liability for medical bills even without bad behavior on the part of the dog or its owner. In other cases, victims can recover full compensation if the dog owner was negligent or violated an animal control law.
A dog bite injury victim is entitled to full compensation if the dog has previously bitten another person without justification or indicated a tendency to do so. If the dog has never bitten before, Pennsylvania dog bite injury law offers two different remedies that depend upon the degree of injury.
Pennsylvania dog owners are liable for dog bite injury when a person is bitten, based simply on owning the dog that did the biting. The victim’s legal damages are usually covered by homeowners and renters insurance policies purchased by dog owners, and by general liability policies that insure businesses and public entities.
If you or your child is the victim of a dog injury in Pennsylvania, you may be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, scars, and pain and suffering. Contact a Fox Law Philadelphia dog injury lawyer today to learn your rights for recovery under Pennsylvania law.
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