Dogs are great additions to the family. Dogs with the most basic training can be wonderful pets that add to the dynamic of the household. Unfortunately, irresponsible people also get dogs. These people often don’t care to put forth the effort to train their dogs or set boundaries that show acceptable behavior. Some irresponsible dog owners train their dogs to be aggressive. A dog bite can be a serious situation. You could sustain injuries, including torn tendons and nerve damage. If your injuries are serious enough, you could endure mounting medical bills and lost wages while you recover. If another person’s dog has injured you, you should seek medical attention immediately for a number of reasons. Aside from seeing to your medical needs, the medical professional will document the injury, later to be used to support your personal injury claim. Be sure to get the owners’ contact information and information about the dog that injured you. If anyone witnessed the dog bite, collect his or her contact information as well. If you need a law firm with your best interests in mind and a dedication to justice, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. Our personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly to see that your needs are met and the liable party is held accountable. If you need an initial consultation, contact our Philadelphia personal injury law firm today.
Who is responsible for a dog’s actions?
There are rarely bad dogs. There are many bad dog owners. Many of these people haven’t taken into consideration the many rules and regulations that govern every owners’ responsibility when they have their dog out in public. If a dog is in public, they must be on a leash and the owner must demonstrate control at all times. In some cases, a dog may be required to wear a muzzle. Most dog bite injuries could have been avoided if the owners followed the law. The owner is ultimately responsible for the actions of his or her dog. If you, the victim, were trespassing on private property or instigating the dog to act aggressively, the dog’s owner will most likely not be held responsible for your injuries. Pennsylvania has strict rules about registering dogs and having rabies shots up to date. If a dog injures you, you should contact an attorney to assess your case and protect your interests.
Contact a Pennsylvania dog bite attorney
Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. is proud to offer Pennsylvania clients an established personal injury practice that effectively represents clients through a multitude of personal injury matters. If you have been injured by a dog bite, you have a lot to consider about your future. Dog bites can be quite serious and leave you will lasting and impacting effects that may subject you to mounting medical bills and lost wages. If you need a law firm with dog bite experience, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. for a consultation.