Knowledgeable Pennsylvania Dog Bite Lawyers
All of us enjoy the company and companionship of a dog – that is, until a dog causes injury to our loved ones or ourselves.
Dog owners in Pennsylvania are required to maintain control of their animals at all times, meaning that they must use leashes, collars or other devices to prevent them from straying when in public. Some dog owners disregard leash laws and refuse to restrain their pets. Unfortunately, unrestrained pets sometimes attack people – including small children. When such attacks occur, they can be terribly frightening, physically damaging and painful. According to state law, when a dog bites or attacks someone, its owner is liable for any damages.
Laws change drastically for dogs classified as dangerous; dangerous dogs are those that have already attacked, severely injured or killed a human. They must be registered with the Dog Law Enforcement Agency and be muzzled when in public.
If you have been bitten or attacked by an unprovoked dog and wish to seek compensation for the damages you suffer, the Valley Forge and Harrisburg attorneys of Graham & Mauer, P.C. are available to discuss your options. We are particularly sensitive to the physical effects of animal attacks, such as disability, impairment and scarring, and to the psychological traumas as well.
Recoverable Damages From a Dog Bite Injury in PA
When you suffer a dog bite injury, our lawyers can seek compensation for any real losses or damages you incur, including the following:
- Coverage of medical expenses such as surgery
- Mental anguish/post-traumatic stress disorder
- Psychologist visits
- Cosmetic procedures to treat scarring
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Lost wages from missed work
- Damage to property or clothing
Most dog owners have some insurance coverage under their homeowners or renters policies. The attorneys of Graham & Mauer, P.C. are equipped to help you file a claim, deal with insurance representatives and see your case through until you receive the compensation you deserve.
Call Graham & Mauer Today – Speak with an Attorney Right Away
At Graham & Mauer, P.C., our lawyers are equipped to help you seek rightful compensation for your dog bite injury. Because we have offices in Valley Forge and Harrisburg, our attorneys are accessible to clients throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. Call us toll-free today at 800-218-0808 for a free phone consultation on dog bites, ice and snow collisions, and other forms of premises liability, or contact us online.