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Pennsylvania Dog Bite Lawyer

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 LLC 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.

Pursue compensation with a Pennsylvania dog bite attorney! We have offices located in Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Carlisle, and York for client convenience.

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Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, David H Rosenberg is a dedicated legal professional who brings years of invaluable experience to our firm. He represents seriously injured individuals and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet David H Rosenberg
Matthew P. Rosenberg


Matthew P. Rosenberg is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes unrelenting passion for his clients and fearlessness when it comes to taking on big insurance companies and powerful employers. His primary areas of practice are motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. Meet Matthew P. Rosenberg
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As a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, Attorney Crosby brings to the firm a meticulous approach to personal injury law – one obtained over more than 20 years in practice, and one diligently taught as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Meet Matthew S. Crosby
Carolyn Anner


Attorney Anner is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes fresh and valuable knowledge from her past education in nursing and business school. Attorney Anner’s primary areas of focus include Social Security disability and worker’s compensation. Meet Carolyn Anner
Adam G. Reedy


Attorney Reedy is a distinguished worker’s compensation attorney fighting for the rights of those injured on the job. He also contributes outstanding work in the representation of victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Meet Adam G. Reedy
Andrew C. Spears


Attorney Spears brings more than 15 years of legal experience to the firm and to each and every one of the plaintiffs he represents. As a devoted advocate for the wrongfully injured, Attorney Spears primarily handles cases involved with negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and defective medical devices. Meet Andrew C. Spears
David L. Lutz


Attorney Lutz’s decorated legal career is fueled by his Pennsylvania nativity and passion in fighting for the residents of his state when wrongfully injured. He has published several books on auto accident law and in his career has won millions of dollars for several individual plaintiffs. Meet David L. Lutz
J. Jeffrey Watson


Attorney Watson is a key team member at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg contributing invaluable past knowledges pertaining to the inner workings of insurance companies. He now uses this to successfully represent his clients in worker’s compensation, car accidents, and premises liability cases. Meet J. Jeffrey Watson
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Attorney Marzzacco has been individually recognized for her achievement in worker’s compensation law, but now focuses her efforts toward defending the victims of big pharmaceuticals who have wrongfully been injured and even killed from bad prescription drugs and dangerous medical devices. Meet Jordan Marzzacco
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Attorney Wartman has worked at our firm since law school, where he initially demonstrated his passion for representing victims of bad pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Since stepping through our doors, he has done nothing but fight vigorously for victims of these injustices. Meet Jordan Wartman
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Attorney Held has over 20 years of legal experience fueling the work he provides for victims of negligence and wrong-doing. His areas of practice include workplace injuries, nursing home abuse, defective products, car accidents, and premises liability. Meet Stephen G. Held
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