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Dog Bite Lawyer in Bristol

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that dogs bite 4.5 million people each year, and that one in five dog bites is serious enough to warrant medical attention.

If a dog has bitten you, know your rights. If the dog bite resulted in an injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Speak with a dog bite attorney in Bristol today. Call us at 215-642-2335 and schedule a free one-hour consultation to discuss your options.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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Pennsylvania Dog Bite Law

The state of Pennsylvania’s laws regarding dog bites hold the owner of the dog liable for certain damages depending upon the circumstances. As such, the victim of the dog bite will fall into a specific category, and will be able to file a suit to recover compensation depending upon the category into which he or she falls.

The first category is for victims bitten by a dog that has previously bitten another person or shown intention to do so. This is known as the “one-bite” law. In the case that a dog that has already bitten another person bites a new victim, then the most recent victim is entitled to full compensation under the “one-bite” law.

However, there are also protections in place for those attacked by a dog that has never before bitten someone. In these cases, a victim can file suit to recover compensation for medical expenses alone if the injury is non-severe. But a victim may pursue a claim for medical expenses and other losses or damages if the injury is severe.

A severe injury is defined as an injury that results in:

  • disfiguring lacerations that require sutures;
  • cosmetic surgery; or
  • broken bones.

Victims who may not meet these categories may recover full compensation if the owner acted negligently or violated a law. If you’re unsure whether you fit into any of these categories, consult a Bristol personal injury attorney.

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Take Legal Action in Bristol with Dog Bite Attorneys

If a dog or other animal in Bristol has bitten you, you deserve to recover the compensation to which you are entitled. Whether you have sustained a severe or non-severe injury as defined by Pennsylvania dog bite law, the attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help make sure that the owner of the animal who attacked you is held liable for your injuries.

In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of injury, according to Pennsylvania statue Title 42 Section 5524. Therefore, it’s imperative that you get started as soon as possible.

Our dog bite attorneys are ready to help get you started filing your claim. For more information about what types of compensation you may be eligible for, what documentation you’ll need, guidance through the process of filing your claim, and how to prove the animal owner’s negligence, call us today at 215-642-2335 to get started.

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