When you suffer serious injuries in a dog attack, Pennsylvania law provides for criminal penalties against the animal’s owner. But you can also seek financial compensation from an owner who violated dog laws regardless of whether the dog had a history of vicious behavior.
Our Beaver County lawyers have years of experience obtaining maximum compensation for children and adults who were injured in animal attacks.
What should I do after a dog bite attack?
Dog bite victims can take several steps to protect their health and legal rights. After being bitten:
- Seek medical attention: Nothing is more important than protecting the health of the victim. In addition to scarring, animal attacks present a serious risk of infection, which can go undetected without proper medical care.
- Contact your local law enforcement officials: A dog bite victim can file a complaint to have the pet declared a dangerous dog.
- Retain an experienced dog bite attorney: Each lawyer at McMillen Urick Tocci & Jones has the experience needed to protect your rights and evaluate your legal options after a dog bite
Do I have a case?
Each dog bite situation is unique, which makes it crucial to consult an experienced attorney after the incident. We have a long history of securing financial awards for the victims of dog attacks. Damages can include:
- Broken bones
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Missed time from school and/or activities
What are your fees?
Our Beaver County law office handles dog mauling injury claims on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorney fees unless we secure a fair award or settlement. Call us today.