What is Considered a Serious Dog Bite?

Categories: Dog Bites

Dog bites, even those that do not leave permanent scars, are emotionally and mentally traumatic. However, when it comes to filing a claim against the dog’s owner, the courts look at the severity of the bite to determine fair compensation. So, what is a severe bite? While minor bites can leave a person emotionally traumatized…

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Who Is Liable If a Dog Bites Someone?

Categories: Dog Bites

Typically, the dog’s owner is legally responsible if their dog bites or attacks someone. Whether they cause serious injuries or something minor, you cannot legally hold an animal responsible for their actions. However, the owner is not always the party liable either. In some cases, you could have a third party other than the owner…

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Should You Get a Tetanus Shot after a Dog Attack?

Categories: Dog Attacks

After a dog attack, you need to see a physician, not only for immediate wound treatment, but you may require vaccinations and other care techniques to prevent complications. One that you may need is tetanus prophylaxis – depending on how long it has been since your last booster. Dog bites are not uncommon in the…

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How Much Money Do You Get for a Dog Bite Injury Claim?

Categories: Dog Bites

A dog bite case does not have a fixed settlement amount; they differ case by case. An attorney is the best resource for finding out just how much you can receive for your injury claim. Dog attacks are vicious, traumatic experiences, and they are often unexpected. Whether the victim is an adult or child, these…

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Dog Attack Case?

Categories: Dog Attacks

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In Pennsylvania, you have a two year limitation for filing a dog bite claim against a negligent owner. For minors, they have until their 20th birthday to file suit. However, it is vital that you understand exactly how the statute of limitations applies and how it can affect the outcome of your case. The Basics:…

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What If I Suspect My Neighbor’s Dog Is a Threat?

Categories: Dog Attacks

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While the dog next door hasn’t attacked you or your loved ones, you sincerely fear that it will. A dangerous dog doesn’t have to attack someone to be a safety concern. As a parent, neighbor, or just concerned individual, you should know your rights when it comes to suspecting that a dog in your area…

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