Dog Bites

Dog Bite? We Hold Dog Owners Accountable

In Central Pennsylvania, many people own pit bulls, dogs which are considered to have a propensity towards violence. However, it is not only pit bulls that can be dangerous; any other breed has the potential to be dangerous. Those most at risk for serious injury from dog bites include young children, the elderly and mail carriers/delivery persons. You may also have a claim if you were injured when a dog knocked you to the ground or if you were injured trying to escape a dog attack.

We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 570-321-7554 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Compensation For Medical Expenses And Trauma

Under Pennsylvania law, dog owners are responsible for injuries caused by their dogs. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog and suffered injury, we are prepared to help you seek compensation for medical expenses, surgeries, trauma-related therapy and damages for disfigurement, including facial scarring and pain and suffering due to a pet owner’s negligence.

At Schemery Zicolello, in Williamsport , Pennsylvania, a core area of practice is centered on helping injured people recover from harm done to them. Our lawyers have the experience, the commitment and the skill to investigate, research and build strong, compelling cases on behalf of our injured clients, including children who have suffered severe facial injuries at the hands of so-called friendly dogs and other animal attacks.

Insurers And Your Rights

Even if the dog bite happened at a friend or family member’s home and you are uncomfortable moving forward with a lawsuit to pay for medical expenses, you need to know your rights. For instance, this kind of accident is generally covered by homeowners insurance. It is extremely unlikely that you will bankrupt a loved one by taking this action. It is important that you talk to an experienced attorney to understand your rights and to learn what kind of potential care you may need going forward into the future.

Leash Law: Dogs must be kept on their owner’s property, firmly secured or reasonably controlled by their owner.

Whether a case involves a teenager who was trespassing on property and bent to pet a dog he thought was friendly, a child who was attacked by a friend’s dog, or a business owner who failed to post warning signs about a dangerous dog, we are here to help.

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Our lawyers understand the stress that injury from a dog bite can have on a family. Please email or call our law office to arrange for a free initial consultation to discuss your specific legal concerns and learn your rights: 570-321-7554.