$30 MILLION DOLLARSAs a result of the trial for a motorcycle accident.
$10 MILLION DOLLARSAs a result of the trial for a pedestrian hit by a truck accident.
$1.2 MILLION DOLLARSAs a result of the trial for a woman who slipped and fell in the bathroom of a hotel.
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Why Choose Philly Lawyers
A Team Dedicated To Getting You ResultsOur team is made of many experienced attorneys specializing in a variety of different practice areas. Whatever you need help – the Philly Lawyers team is here to help!
We Speak Your LanguageWe are able to assist you with your legal needs and speak to you in your native language. Our staff of attorneys are fluent in many languages including: Russian, Spanish, French, Romanian, Italian, Yugoslavian, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Polish, Georgian, and Armenian.
Locally RecognizedWe’ve won numerous awards and have contributed to numerous publications in the last 33 years.
Top Verdicts & SettlementsWe won some of the top verdicts and settlements in Greater Philadelphia. Some including $3.5 million for a car accident, $10 million for a hit and run, and $30 million for a motorcycle accident.
No Fee Unless You WinOur commitment to you is that you don’t pay unless we win, and only then you pay a small percentage of the amount we won for you. Every case begins with an honest assessment to determine your likelihood of success.
No Case Is Too Big Or Small For Us To HandleWhether you need help because you’ve been injured, been in a car accident, slipped and fell or need any other legal advice, we can help.
On Site VisitsYou don’t always have to come to us! If you are injured and recovering in a hospital or at home, our attorneys can visit you!
We will review your personal injury case thoroughly.
We will investigate all evidence regarding the cause of the injury.
We will investigate and interview experts if necessary.
We will work to ensure that you receive the maximum settlement.
Buck County Dog Bite Injury Attorney
Because of our trust of the animals we do not realize how dangerous and serious dog or even cat bites can be. Dog bites can have very serious consequences and you can sustain a very substantial injury. In event that you are bitten by an animal, the first thing to determine is who is the owner of the animal and is the animal up to date in all of state required vaccinations. If you do not have this information available, you should go immediately to the hospital emergency room in order to receive a tetanus shot or whatever other treatments medical personnel will determine necessary. Most likely, you will have to follow up with your doctor for additional treatment. The home insurance of the dog owner usually will accept responsibility for negligence of the owner of the animal who did not properly supervise their pets and allowed them to cause your injury.
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Kats, Jamison & Associates understand that a dog bite injury can range from simple bites to severe injuries including loss of limbs and even death. Our attorneys treat all dog bite injury cases as the most serious types of cases due to the psychological and physical trauma dog bites have on our clients. Please contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you after an animal bite.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
As mentioned above, there is a wide range of injuries that can result from a dog bite or attack. The following are only some examples of the impact a dog bite can have on you:
- Physical wounds
- Psychological injuries
Whether your dog bite injuries are physical, psychological, or both, you may deserve compensation from the dog’s owner for your losses. You should always discuss your legal rights and options with an attorney who fully understands dog bite laws in Pennsylvania.
Liability For Dog Bites in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, a dog owner is held strictly liable for the medical expenses of a person bitten by their dog. This means that in order to seek compensation for your medical bills, you do not have to prove that the dog owner was negligent in any way – just that they were responsible for the dog at the time of the attack.
If losses extend beyond medical bills, such as wage loss, physical and mental pain and suffering, and permanent disfigurement, you will need to prove the following:
- The owner was negligent in the handling of the dog
- The owner was aware of the dog’s violent tendencies
Dog bite cases can be handled in different ways. For example, some homeowner’s insurance policies cover dog bite accidents that took place on the dog owner’s property or elsewhere. If an insurance claim is inadequate to resolve the matter, you can file a personal injury lawsuit in Pennsylvania civil court.
Just because you file a lawsuit does not mean your case will go to trial, however. There are many stages of dog bite litigation including several rounds of settlement negotiations. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators with both insurance companies and parties to a lawsuit. We will always fight for the full amount you deserve for your dog bite-related losses and will handle every step of your case until you are satisfied with your settlement.
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