Were You Attacked By A Dog?
Dog owners have an obligation to keep their pets under control. This means dogs must be fenced in, or kept in the yard, and leashed when in public.
There is no such thing as “one free bite” in Pennsylvania. If a dog attacks — even if it has never demonstrated aggression before — its owner is legally liable for the injuries caused.
If you, or a loved one, was injured by a dog bite, you are entitled to compensation. At Ches-Mont Personal Injury Law Center, LLC, we will help you get it.
Located in Pottstown, we advocate for dog bite injury victims in Montgomery County throughout the tri-county area. It’s all we do, and we’ve been doing it for over 40 years.
A Bite Isn’t The Only Way Dogs Cause Injuries
Dog bites can cause serious, permanent injuries such as lacerations, nerve damage, infections and permanent facial scarring. Animal attack victims can also experience emotional damage. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can develop life-long dog phobias.
Dog attacks are not the only cause of injuries. Larger breeds can knock individuals over, causing broken bones, cuts, concussions and other fall injuries. Dogs can also be the cause of car accidents. When dogs run into streets, drivers often swerve. In an attempt to avoid hitting the dog they may hit other cars, pedestrians or bikers, or even drive off the road into a tree or ditch.
Your Right To Compensation After A Dog Attack
If you were injured by a dog, you are entitled to compensation. The type of compensation you are entitled to depends on a couple of factors:
- Has the dog bitten before? If the dog is known to be aggressive, you are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and physical pain and suffering.
- Were you severely injured? Even if the dog has not previously shown aggression, you can recover full compensation if you suffered severe injuries such as broken bones.
- Did you experience minor injuries? If the dog has not bitten before and you were not seriously injured, you can recover compensation only for your medical expenses.
Attorney George Gerasimowicz will fight to maximize your compensation after an animal attack. He begins by examining the circumstances surrounding your attack — including the history of the animal — and your medical records. He uses this information to build strong injury claims that get you the compensation you deserve.
Get Legal Help Now
Dealing with a dog bite injury can be difficult. At Ches-Mont Personal Injury Law Center, LLC, we are here to help. Contact our lawyer today at 610-427-5828 or online to schedule a free consultation. We handle injury cases on a contingency basis. You will not pay us a fee until we recover compensation for you.