Dog Bite Lawyer Bethlehem
SPECIALIZING IN DOG BITE CASES
Best Dog Bite Attorney serving Bethlehem, Plymouth Meeting, Allentown, Easton & Lehigh Valley
Pennsylvania law holds dog owners responsible for any attacks made on another person or domestic animal, except in cases where the victim was trespassing on the dog owner’s property or provoked the dog into attacking. A dog owner who fails to observe state law in regard to confinement is liable for any injuries that the dog causes while improperly restrained, even if the dog was not legally considered dangerous and had no prior history of aggressive behavior. Our dog bite lawyer serving Bethlehem Plymouth Meeting, Allentown, Easton & Lehigh Valley and surrounding, has tried hundreds of cases involving injured victims of dog bites.
Some dogs are deemed to be dangerous by state law, and these dogs must be registered with the state, kept in a secure enclosure with clearly posted warning signs, be muzzled when outside the enclosure, and the owner must have insurance on the dog of at least $50,000 worth of liability coverage. If one or more of the following applies to the dog, it can legally be considered dangerous:
- The dog has been used to commit a crime.
- The dog has attacked a person without provocation, whether or not the attack resulted in injury.
- The dog has attacked a domestic animal without provocation, and the attack resulted in injury or death of the animal.
It does not matter whether the above-listed behaviors occurred on private or public property; the dog may be deemed dangerous in either case.
Best Dog Bite Attorney serving Bethlehem, Nazareth, Allentown, Easton & Lehigh Valley
If you have been the victim of a dog bite, don’t hesitate to contact a Bethlehem dog bite lawyer to discuss your case and discover if you may be entitled to compensation. The statute of limitations in dog bite cases is two years after the date of the attack. The court will not entertain a dog bite claim once this timeframe has elapsed.
Contact Us About Your Dog Bite Case
The amount of compensation you are entitled to in a dog bite case depends upon the severity of your injury and whether or not the animal is considered to be dangerous. At the very least, you can make a claim for your medical expenses. We know that dog bites can happen at any hour and that is why our dog bite lawyer in Bethlehem is available 24/7, so call us anytime at 610-834-9483.