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We will review your personal injury case thoroughly.

We will investigate all evidence regarding the cause of the injury.

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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
  • Infections
  • Disfigurement
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand when the injury occurs, you are scared and need immediate help. Here are the answers to some of the questions we hope are helpful to you.
If you come to us, we have all the answers for when you are injured in any type of accident.

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If you are physically and/or emotionally injured because someone else was negligent, you may have a personal injury case. Being negligent means a person or organization is at fault at least in part for causing injury and or death. Our goal is to clearly define liability on behalf of our personal injury victims. Personal injury law can include many types of accidents such as: truck accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical negligence, wrongful death, birth, and neonatal injuries, and child abuse.
Liability is defined as the state of being responsible for something, especially by law. People, companies, and governments can be held responsible for negligence. If you are injured and believe someone is responsible for your injury – they may be liable for this injury, therefore responsible for any cost associated with your injury.
In many instances, we are able to reach a settlement without going to trial. Typically this is done through the process of mediation. If we cannot reach fair compensation, via mediation – we will go to trial.
Mediation is a process where each side of a case agrees to use a neutral third party to try to resolve the claim without going to trial. It’s important to know how personal injury mediation works. Mediation can be voluntary between two parties, but most often mediation is mandatory before a judge will allow your case to go to trial. If your case is sent to mediation, then your attorney and the insurance defense attorney will try to agree on who to use as the mediator. The mediator is the neutral third party. Both parties agree on a date, time, location, and mediator.
A good mediator addresses the weaknesses of each side and suggests making compromises. Mediators explain to the plaintiff why they should lower their demand and encourage the defense to raise their offer. A fair mediator asks questions throughout the process to allow each side to re-evaluate their position. Essentially, the mediator will go back and forth between each party until a settlement is reached.
When a settlement is reached, the parties will sign a written agreement defining the terms of the settlement agreement. Then the attorneys will prepare the necessary paperwork to file with the court to pay the claim. Then, the plaintiff’s client signs a release agreeing that the case is over. If a settlement is not reached, then typically the case will go to trial.
Most victims of a personal injury worry about how they will pay their medical bills. There are different answers to this question depending on your case. Your auto or health insurance may cover your medical costs, or you may have to rely on another party’s insurance carrier. In any case, the best course of action is to speak with an attorney at Kats, Jamison & Associates to discuss your personal injury case. Our initial consultations are completely free.

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