Dog Bite Lawyer in Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Dog Bite Lawyer in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Buzgon Davis Law Offices

How Buzgon Davis Can Help

Dogs are among the most popular pets in the country, with approximately 45% of American households being home to at least one dog. Dog owners are responsible for their pets and ensuring they don’t harm others. Still, more than 4 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States.

If a dog has bitten you or a loved one, it shouldn’t be ignored. You may have a personal injury case and be entitled to compensation for expenses related to the dog bite — including pain and suffering.

Our team of experienced, compassionate personal injury attorneys want to hear your story and fight for the compensation owed to you. With more than 60 years of experience representing injured individuals in Lebanon and surrounding counties, we have the skill and knowledge to build a winning case. Contact us today to speak with our team.

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Dog Bite Statistics

Dog bites are common. Any dog can bite someone and cause serious injuries, no matter the breed, age or size. Consider the following statistics:

  • Nearly 20% of dog bites require medical attention.
  • Pennsylvania was one of the top 10 states reporting dog bites in 2022.
  • That same year, there were over 800 dog-bite-related claims that cost insurance companies more than $53 million in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Dog Bite Laws

Pennsylvania is a strict liability state regarding dog bites, meaning the dog owner is responsible for the bite without requiring proof of negligence or that the dog is dangerous — as long as you did not provoke the dog and were not trespassing on the dog owner’s property. Otherwise, you only need to prove that the dog hurt you to seek compensation for bite-related medical bills.

Strict liability does not mean you will be compensated for non-medical expenses related to the bite, like lost wages and emotional pain. You must prove the dog owner acted negligently to recover damages for all the ways the dog bite harmed you. Negligence is a failure to exercise appropriate and ethical ruled care reasonably expected under specified circumstances.

For example, if the dog owner knows they have a dangerous dog but failed to keep it away from you, they may be found negligent and liable for all damages related to the bite — including future medical bills, emotional suffering and the inconvenience it caused you.

When to Contact a Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been bitten and injured by someone else’s dog, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer will stand up for you against the dog owner’s insurance company and ensure you recover maximum damages.

Dog bites are often covered by homeowners or renters insurance. The dog owner’s insurer will likely only cover a portion of the expenses related to your bite, and you’ll be left to pay for everything else. While the policy will likely include medical expenses, you’ll have to fight for fair and comprehensive compensation, including costs like pain and suffering. That’s where a lawyer comes in.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Dog bites can have serious, debilitating consequences, and the lawyers at Buzgon Davis are here for you. Our team will work tirelessly to build a strong case, from gathering compelling evidence to negotiating for maximum compensation.

We’re here to fight for you and the compensation you’re entitled to. Schedule your consultation today.

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