Approximately 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs on an annual basis, and about one out of every six bites is serious enough to require medical attention. Over 50% of fatalities due to dog bites occur in children under 10 years old. A dog bite victim has the right to seek injury compensation from any party whose negligence caused the dog bite attack.
PA Dog Bite Law:
- Victims are entitled to full compensation if the dog previously bit another person without justification or if the dog indicated a tendency to do so.
NJ Dog Bite Law:
- Victims are entitled to full compensation even if the dog has never bitten anyone or previously exhibited the propensity to bite humans.
- Victims must only prove that the defendant owned the dog and that the victim was in a public place or lawfully on the owner’s property when bitten.
Victims of dog bites are entitled to receive compensation for damages including pain, mental suffering, scarring, temporary or permanent disability, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, and cosmetic services to improve the appearance of the injury. If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog and sustained an injury, you need the experienced dog bite attorneys at Pfeiffer Bruno on your side. Contact us today in PA at 610-258-4003 and in NJ at 908-454-7100 or email us to schedule your free consultation.