When you suffer a dog bite, it can affect you both physically and emotionally. You may face numerous medical procedures and need to take time off work. You may also be fearful any time you cross a dog after experiencing a bite.
If you are dealing with injuries from a dog bite, let us help you understand your legal rights and how a dog bite lawyer in Doylestown, PA can help you. Call Cordisco & Saile LLC for a free case evaluation today: 215-642-2335.
Injuries in Doylestown Dog Bite Cases
Dog bites can leave victims with severe injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Facial scars
- Permanent scars
- Puncture wounds
- Nerve damage
Additionally, many victims experience emotional effects. They may be fearful around dogs and may have anxiety when visiting places where a dog will be present. Each case is different, meaning the outcome will also differ.
A dog bite can occur in many different situations. For example, it can happen while you are visiting with a friend on their property or while you’re walking down the street. Pennsylvania dog bite law is complex, but our Doylestown dog bite lawyer can help you recover the compensation you need.
Our team of injury lawyers is familiar with the physical and emotional consequences of dog bites, and we are here to help you.
Handling A Dog Bite
It can be overwhelming to take action after a dog bite. However, it is important to take the following steps:
- Seek medical care: Your health is our first priority. It is best to seek medical care immediately after suffering a dog bite. Even if the bite does not appear serious initially, it can get much worse quickly. If the dog is not current on its shots, rabies is also a possibility.
- Document the process: You should document the event. We need to demonstrate where the dog bite took place as well as show evidence of the damages.
- Report the dog bite: By reporting the bite, officials can check the dog’s rabies shot history and if there are any previous reports of animal attacks. We can also have the dog listed as a dangerous dog.
Completing these steps is not only important in preventing the dog from biting another person, but it is also vital to building your case.
It is also necessary to complete these steps in a timely manner. Pennsylvania requires us to file all dog bite cases within two years of the date of the bite. Failing to file within the time period can make you ineligible for compensation, regardless of the details of your case. Begin this process as soon as possible by calling a member of our team today at 215-642-2335.
How We Can Assist You With Your Dog Bite Case
Our Doylestown dog bite lawyers are familiar with Pennsylvania’s laws as they pertain to dog bite cases and we fight to get the compensation for your injuries in the following ways:
Scheduling a free and confidential consultation is the first step. It allows us to better understand the details of your dog bite case and determine the best steps to take going forward.
We work hard to investigate the details of your case. Whether the dog’s owner, a dog walker, or a property owner is to blame, we uncover the details of what happened and the factors leading to your life-changing injuries.
We know dog bite cases can come with significant financial consequences. We will work to get you the compensation you deserve. Depending on where the dog bite took place, we may seek compensation through the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance. It is also possible that a settlement is a part of your case.
There are some costs that might exceed insurance coverage, such as pain and suffering or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We work to get the following costs covered:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Counseling services
- Plastic surgery procedures
- Loss of benefits
The dog’s owner may attempt to place some of the blame on you. Fortunately, due to Pennsylvania’s comparative negligence law, we can still seek compensation for any percentage of the injury that is not your fault. By investigating the details of the case, we can determine the negligence of the dog’s owner.
Get Help from a Dog Bite Lawyer in Doylestown, PA
Suffering a dog bite can leave you with expensive and life-changing injuries. In most cases, a dog bite occurs because the owner did not take appropriate steps to restrain the dog or notify visitors. If you are dealing with injuries resulting from a negligent dog owner, we will fight to get you the justice you deserve.
We also assist you in reporting the dog bite, so other adults and children do not become a victim to the dog’s dangerous actions. Call to see how a Doylestown dog bite attorney can help you: 215-642-2335.