Dog Bite Lawyers Fighting for Pittsburgh Families
Protect your rights after a dog attack
In Pittsburgh, dog owners are obligated to maintain proper control over their pets at all times. This entails either leashing them or confining them within their property to prevent any incidents of straying. Even if a dog's owner fails to control their pet within their own property, they could still be held accountable for any resulting damages.
If you or your child has suffered a dog attack in Western Pennsylvania, contact the Pittsburgh dog bite attorneys at Hal Waldman & Associates.
Types of dog bite injuries
- Amputation injuries
- Broken bone injuries
- Eye injuries
- Brain injuries
- Knockdown injuries (injuries resulting from being knocked over by a dog)
- Wrongful death (if a dog attack is fatal).
Children and dog bites
Unfortunately, a significant number of dog attacks are directed towards children. Often, children's natural curiosity and desire to approach dogs can lead to dog bites. In cases where the dog feels threatened, anxious, or aggressive, their reaction might involve biting, potentially causing serious child injuries.
Who is liable for a dog bite?
In Pennsylvania, there's a clear rule for dog bites called strict liability. This means that if a dog bites you, the owner is responsible, even if the dog hasn't bitten anyone before. You don't have to prove that the owner did something wrong.
The owner is responsible for paying for medical costs related to the bite. But if you want to seek compensation for more damages, like pain and suffering, you must prove that an act of negligence resulted in the dog bite.
The laws that apply to dog bites can be complex. An experienced injury attorney can analyze the situation and explain your rights and options.
How to choose a Pittsburgh dog bite lawyer
At Hal Waldman & Associates, our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience securing maximum compensation for victims of dog attacks. We know many dog bite cases are devastating, especially when children are involved. That’s why our law firm is committed to prioritizing your needs and looking out for your best interests.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no money out of pocket. Give us a call or contact us online for a free consultation with an experienced dog bite lawyer.