Dog bite injuries

More than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bite injuries each year. As a dog bite victim, you can recover full compensation from negligent dog owners who have failed to comply with Pennsylvania law regarding their animals. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of being bitten, contact the experienced attorneys at Mashinski Law. Our dedicated staff are ready to answer your questions and help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Owner Liability for Dog Bite Injuries

Pennsylvania follows strict liability when it comes to dog ownership. This means that if a dog bites you, its owner is responsible. As a victim of a dog bite, you must show that the dog owner made a mistake, like failing to keep the dog properly restrained or failing to keep a dangerous dog away from others. Under PA’s leash law, dogs must always be under appropriate and acceptable control by their owners. Violation of the leash law can result in owner liability for a dog attack if it is shown that the leash law violation was unexcused and that the violation lead to the dog attack.

Injuries/Damages Suffered as a Result of a Dog Bite

The victim of a dog bite can often have both physical and emotional scarring. And after receiving expensive medical treatment, you may be affected financially. The negligent or at fault owner may have to pay you for any and all harm you have suffered. This includes:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage related to the incident
  • Punitive Damages

Your compensation may be reduced, however, if you share the blame for your injuries. These instances usually involve some provocation of the animal, or your trespassing on some else’s property. In order to accurately assess your case, call the attorneys at Mashinski Law. We will help determine the specifics of your dog bite case.

Dog Bite Injury Questions

If you have been bitten by a dog, you probably have many questions. The practiced lawyers at Mashinski Law can answer all of them. We’ve had years of experience with the kinds of liability that are present in dog bite cases, and we know the type of injuries and damages you can recover. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, our Plains attorneys can get your case resolved quickly, with the best possible result for you.

Why Mashinski Law for Your Dog Bite Injury Case?

Out dedicated attorneys have years of experience dealing with dog bite cases. We fight to protect your legal rights and recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. At Mashinski Law, we’re committed to helping you win your case. We’ll stand up to pushy insurance companies, hire experts to prove your case, and always keep you up to date so you’re never in the dark. When you hire Mashinski Law for your dog bite injury case, you are hiring the best. Call us at 570-823-0101 for a free consultation today.


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