Dog Bite Attorneys in Philadelphia
Most of the time, a dog is a friendly animal that serves as the ideal family pet. However, every day people fail to realize that no matter how friendly and a dog may appear, they are still animals. Regardless of whether or not they are domesticated dogs, similar to that of their ancestors, they are sly, alert, physically dominant, defensive and ravenous. Even small dogs have big, pointed teeth and claws along with powerful muscles in their mouths and legs that can cause serious harm as well as an injury; and with large dogs that inherent strength makes them that much more dangerous to humans. If you or a family member has had a serious minor or major injury due to a dog bite or attack, at Spear Greenfield, our experienced dog bite attorneys will fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the pain you have suffered from a dog bite or attack. At our law offices, we handle cases involving all types of dogs, no matter their breed or size. Contact our office today to discuss your case.
Dog Bite Laws in Pennsylvania
A lot of times, a dog owner may not feel that he or she is responsible for the dog bite unless the person was trespassing or if the person provoked the dog when it was seemingly “under control” by its owner when it bit the victim. Even if that appears to be the case, the owner may still be partially responsible for the attack. In fact, at Spear Greenfield, our experienced dog bite lawyers will help assess the attack and prove to the jury that the owner was indeed responsible for the dog’s behavior. It is important to note that the injured party will be required to prove that the dog’s owner is responsible in order to hold them both legally and financially liable. It is also important to note that in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a dog owner is considered negligent if they were aware of the dog’s vicious tendencies and failed to control it properly. An owner can prove that they tried to control the dog by having adequate fencing on their property and following the state’s clear law requiring that dogs be restrained in public at all times. In addition, if the dog in question has already been declared “dangerous” and the owner does not meet the legal requirements to harbor it, that could also be an act of negligence.
Contact a Philadelphia Dog Bite Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a Pennsylvania dog bite attack, it is important that you take your legal options into consideration, as you may be entitled to significant compensation. The attorneys at Spear Greenfield have over 100 years of combined experience representing accident victims in Philadelphia who have been attacked by an aggressive dog. If you need a legal team that is committed to fighting for you and your future, contact Spear Greenfield today.