If you got bit by a dog in Langhorne, PA, and suffered injuries, you likely have grounds for a civil tort lawsuit against the owner of the animal. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost time at work, pain and suffering and inconvenience, and other damages you have incurred.
The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC fight for injured victims’ rights. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania places strict liability on dog owners for injuries caused by their pets. If a dog bit you, it is overwhelmingly likely that its owner owes you for the damages.
Our team can help you collect the money you deserve. We offer a free consultation and do not get paid until you do. Call 215-642-2335 to speak with a member of our staff.
Pennsylvania’s Dog Bite Injury Laws
Pennsylvania has dog bite laws in place. Under Pennsylvania’s state statutes, dog owners face liability for injuries caused by their pets in two situations. One, the animal is classified as a “Dangerous Dog.” A dog receives this label if it has a history of:
- Injuring a person without provocation;
- Attacking a person without provocation;
- Killing or injuring another animal without provocation and while not on its owner’s property;
- Being used in the commission of a crime.
The second scenario where owners face liability for a bite is when they fail to keep their dog confined, either by a fence, a leash, or the effective control of a human being.
But two court verdicts have expanded the application of dog bite liability laws in Pennsylvania, holding owners responsible even when their animals have no history of aggression and the owners had no way of knowing their dog would lash out.
Miller v. Hurst
In this 1982 ruling, the Pennsylvania Superior Court found that a dog owner in violation of the state’s confinement laws may be held liable for injuries caused by their dog, even if the dog had never attacked before and the owner had no reason to believe it would.
Commonwealth v. Hake
This 1999 ruling held that the owner of a dog who attacks and injuries a person on public or private property is liable for damages, even if the dog had no history of attacking humans and had never shown signs of aggression.
These two rulings broadened the scope of liability for dog owners in Pennsylvania and expanded the circumstances under which an owner may be held accountable for injuries caused by their pet.
No matter how your dog bite injury occurred, a lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC can investigate, gather evidence against the pet’s owner, and help you recover damages.
To learn more about we can help, and to schedule a free consultation with a member of the Cordisco & Saile LLC staff, call 215-642-2335 today.
Experience the Difference of Working With a Langhorne, PA, Dog Bite Lawyer From Cordisco & Saile LLC
Cordisco & Saile LLC is different from any law firm you may have worked with in the past. In addition to providing dedicated, committed legal representation designed to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible, our team maintains an unwavering commitment to top-notch client service.
We pride ourselves on transparency and communication. You will never be left to wonder what is going on with your case or what your lawyer is doing. We involve you in every step of the process. Our wonderful support staff is never more than a phone call or email away, and they are always eager to help with anything that comes up along the way.
Here is what the Cordisco & Saile LLC team offers:
A Free Consultation and Case Evaluation
Before we take your case, we want you to be 100% confident in us. We also want to be certain we can help you. So we offer a free, no-risk case evaluation to all new clients. You get the chance to sit down with us, discuss your situation, and have us provide you with your legal options, all with no charge or obligation.
The lawyers here at Cordisco & Saile LLC know how to negotiate with responsible parties and their insurers to make sure our clients receive fair compensation.
In a dog bite case, the homeowners’ insurance company, not the owner themselves, often ends up paying. Insurers have highly trained teams of employees whose job is to find ways to minimize their payouts. Our attorneys stand our ground and go toe-to-toe with insurance companies, not allowing them to saddle you with a sub-par settlement.
Jury Trial Experience
If the responsible party or the insurance company will not agree to a fair settlement, we will file a lawsuit and try your case in front of a jury. Our attorneys have a successful track record in jury trials and can put their knowledge and skills to work on your case.
Schedule your free consultation today. Call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335.
Cordisco & Saile LLC Fights for Fair Compensation for Your Dog Bite Injuries
We make sure you receive the fair compensation you deserve. Your settlement or award may include money for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
The Statute of Limitations on Dog Injury Cases in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of injury to take legal action for a dog bite. If necessary, our attorneys can file a quick lawsuit to keep the time limit from expiring and preserve your right to compensation.
For a Free Consultation With a Dog Bite Lawyer in Langhorne, PA, Call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335
The Langhorne dog bite lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC are eager to get to work on your case right away. We can hold the owner responsible and help you recover damages for your injuries. For a free consultation with a member of our staff, call us at 215-642-2335.