Experienced Lawyer in Langhorne, PA Aids Dog Bite Victims
Pennsylvania law firm pursues compensation from pet owners
No matter the size of the animal, dog bites can result in painful injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Dog attacks are also frightening and can cause severe mental and emotional trauma. If you’ve been bitten, you may be able to get compensation for your damages. At the Law Offices of Paul R. Weber in Langhorne, our attorney has spent over four decades practicing personal injury law, including claims arising from animal attacks. We are not afraid to take on pet owners to get Pennsylvania dog bite victims the monetary damage they deserve.
Diligent legal firm assists people hurt in animal attacks
A variety of serious injuries can result from being bitten by a dog. Puncture wounds, even seemingly mild ones, can become infected. Dog attacks can also result in cuts, tissue damage, nerve damage and even broken bones. Severe bites to the head and face can cause scarring and disfigurement, which may lead to embarrassment and a diminished quality of life. Bites can also cause tetanus, a bacterial disease that affects the nervous system and in the worst cases can result in respiratory failure and death. And if you are bitten by a dog with rabies, which is fatal if not treated promptly, you face several painful vaccinations. Adults who require medical treatment after being bitten by dogs should enlist the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer as these cases can be particularly complex. Our attorney understands the common defenses used in these matters and will put that knowledge to work in pursuing fair compensation for your injuries.
Dedicated litigator works to establish liability when people are bitten
When a dog bites someone in Pennsylvania, owners are responsible for covering the victim’s medical costs regardless of whether the owner was negligent in any way. However, owners aren’t necessarily required to compensate victims for pain and suffering or other damages. In order to collect payment for damages beyond treatment costs in a dog bite case, you must prove that the owner was negligent because they knew the animal posed a danger but didn’t take steps to property restrain the dog. We have extensive background proving negligence in dog bite cases and will exhaustively investigate the relevant evidence to do so in your case.
What to do after a dog bite to help your case
There are several things you should do after being bitten:
- Most importantly, for your own health and well-being, seek a doctor’s care right away. Your medical records will also be important evidence in your case.
- Make sure that the dog is identified and captured. The dog will need to be tested to ensure that it doesn’t have rabies.
- Take pictures of the dog that bit you and of your injuries. Also preserve the clothing you were wearing if it was torn, as it may be needed as evidence.
- If there were eyewitnesses to the attack, get contact information so your attorney can discuss the incident with them later.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced dog bite attorney for help. We can answer all of your questions and guide you through all the legal steps you need to seek a proper financial recovery.
Contact an accomplished Langhorne personal injury attorney for a free consultation
The Law Offices of Paul R. Weber in Langhorne helps Pennsylvanians who have been bitten by dogs get compensation for their injuries in personal injury claims. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 215-752-7676 or contact us online.