Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog attacks are scary, sudden, and very traumatic. If you’re reading this, you might have experienced a dog bite attack. We hope that you are okay and on your way to a full recovery.
Have you been injured by another person’s dog? Are you researching your legal options? Read this article and talk to a dog bite lawyer at Kane & Silverman for free if you have any questions.
Dog Bite Laws
Laws regarding dog bites and attacks are different in each state. The information in this article pertains to dog bite laws in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. If you need a dog bite lawyer in a different state, contact us and we will help you find the right lawyer for your case.
Pennsylvania Dog Bite Laws
Dog bite laws in Pennsylvania are simple and very clear. If you have an injury or scarring from a dog bite, you can file a claim against the dog owner.
New Jersey Dog Bite Laws
New Jersey dog bite laws are also easy to understand. The owner of the dog is responsible for damages caused to the injured person.
Proving Dog Bite Liability
Proving liability in a dog bite injury is relatively simple too. The injured person doesn’t have to prove a dog was vicious or had a history of biting people. Instead, the injured person must be able to prove they have an injury and the injury was caused by the owner’s dog.
The injured person must prove they were on public property or had a lawful reason to be on private land. This covers postal workers, delivery drivers, and police that might not be invited onto private property, but have a lawful reason to be on the private land.
Was The Dog Attack My Fault?
Animals are unpredictable. In almost every instance a dog attack is unexpected. It’s not your fault. According to the law, it doesn’t matter if the dog owner took reasonable measures to prevent a dog attack. Even if the dog is on a leash or behind an invisible fence system, it doesn’t matter. When a dog attacks you the owner is responsible for the damages.
What Are You Entitled To?
When it comes to dog bite injuries, the severity of the injury relates to how much you can recover. Most minor injuries are eligible to recover medical expenses related to the injury. If you have serious injuries and/or long-term scars you are eligible for more compensation.
Filing a Dog Bite Claim Against Someone You Know
If you know the dog’s owner, you might feel uncomfortable filing a claim against them. But, you’re not really filing a claim against the owner themselves. A friend or family member shouldn’t want you to bear the financial burden, and you shouldn’t have to. When the dog owner works with you and their insurance, everyone benefits. Sadly, that isn’t always the case. You might need a professional to help you get the money you deserve.
Dog Bite Insurance Claims
When you are injured by another person’s dog, you deserve the money to cover your injuries. But, that money doesn’t usually come directly from the dog owner. You will file a claim against their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. This is the reason people have insurance.
When to Talk to a Lawyer
Some dog bites aren’t serious and you won’t need a lawyer to help you. If you would like a free consultation to discuss your options, a dog bite lawyer at Kane & Silverman can help you. You don’t have to do this alone. Having an experienced legal team helping you through the process is extremely beneficial.
Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one are injured in a dog bite attack, you need an experienced lawyer to help you. Howard and his legal team are here to help you get the money you deserve for your injuries. Let us do the work while you focus on your recovery.
Free Legal Consultation
Contact us today for a free legal consultation. At Kane & Silverman, we have been helping injured people, like you, since 1990. We understand the hardships you face after an injury and we work to get you the best possible outcome for your situation. You don’t pay us anything until we obtain a settlement you accept.