Animal Attack Attorneys in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Carlisle, Hanover, & York
FACT: Nearly 2% of U.S. residents is bitten by a dog every year.
In a single year in Pennsylvania, there were 469 hospital discharges from dog bite injuries. The Pennsylvania Department of Health states that 46% of school children had been bitten by a dog by the time they reached the 12th grade. This is an alarming dog bite statistic. According to the CDC, about 60% of dog bite fatalities are among children under the age of 10. This year, emergency rooms will treat 386,000 dog bite victims, leaving thousands with massive hospital bills, severe infections, and lasting emotional trauma.
If you need money for treatment and feel like no one has answered for your injuries, let Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP take up your case. Our experienced dog bite attorneys are backed by the resources of one of the most renowned personal injury firms in the state. Since 1922, our firm has successfully handled tens of thousands of cases for the victims of catastrophic injury.
Call (888) 498-3023 to begin a free case evaluation with our firm. We are available 24/7!
The Owner's Responsibility in a Dog Bite Incident
In Pennsylvania, owners of aggressive dogs are liable for all medical expenses, other losses, and legal damages in any instance where a dog inflicted severe injury on a person without provocation. The breed of the dog doesn't matter—a dog owner is responsible for making sure that their animal is safely restrained. Even traditionally "friendly" breeds have been known to attack if not properly trained.
Dog bites are legally classified as severe or non-severe:
- Severe Bites: These result in broken bones or severe lacerations that require stitches / surgery.
- Non-Severe Bites: These are defined as injuries that required minimal medical expenses.
You may be able to file a claim against the dog owner's homeowner's insurance if the bite took place on his or her property. Our animal attack lawyers have filed thousands of insurance claims, and we are more than happy to investigate whether you are entitled to sue under the dog owner's insurance policy. When a dog owner is a tenant on another's property, the landlord may also be held responsible.
Get the Resources You Need to Heal
Most dog bite victims are children, and in many cases, victims require plastic surgery as part of their recovery. Unfortunately, many health insurance policies consider cosmetic surgery an elective procedure and will not provide coverage to victims. Holding the dog owner accountable may be the only way to reclaim a normal life for yourself or your child without incurring lifelong debt.
Our animal attack lawyers are happy to review your case, explain your legal options, and help you seek justice for yourself and your family. Our team of investigators, litigators, and injury experts have won tens of millions of dollars for our clients, helping them rebuild their lives with peace and confidence. If you want someone in your corner who understands what you're facing (and can fight to fix it), let us help.