Dog bites can be more dangerous than many people realize. Many animal bites result in serious, permanent scarring and disfigurement that requires extensive surgery and recovery time. In addition to damaging the body, animal attacks can cause tremendous mental trauma that affects the victim’s quality of life.
It is extremely stressful to be attacked by an animal, not only for children, but also for adults. Some individuals, children and adults alike, continue to be in fear of animals for the rest of their lives after an attack. With such high stakes, it is important that you protect yourself and your loved ones after falling victim to a dog bite or other animal attack.
If you or a family member has a dog bite injury, we encourage you to call Marzzacco Niven & Associates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We’ll raise a voice for your case, help you understand your rights after an attack, and pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and disfigurement. You may be due other expenses under the law.
Who Is Responsible For Dog Bite Injuries?
The owner of an animal is responsible for that animal’s behavior when it comes into contact with a guest or visitor on property when the owner has knowledge of the animal’s dangerous propensity or if the animal violates the Pennsylvania “Leash Law.” Attacks by domestic animals have risen over the past years due to the huge popularity of pet ownership in the United States. Unfortunately, many pet owners do not have the time or skill to properly train their pets. This lack of time and knowledge leads to bites and other injuries caused by these untrained animals.
While the pet’s owner is legally responsible, the individual’s insurance policy typically covers the personal injury damages. If you are concerned about taking legal action against a friend, neighbor, or relative whose animal attacked you or a loved one, we can help you evaluate your options and pursue compensation appropriately.
The Early Stages Are Critical-Protect Yourself And Your Rights
If you have been injured by a dog, cat, or another animal, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. Not only is it the best way to make a full recovery, but it establishes documentation of your injuries that could be valuable in any resulting legal claim.
After getting medical help, please call the offices of Marzzacco Niven & Associates so we can assist you with your case. Your first phone consultation with our office is always free of charge. If a face-to-face meeting with an attorney is appropriate, this meeting is also at no cost to you.
It is important to review your case immediately after receiving such an injury, as you may have a right to compensation for medical expenses, actual lost wages, and loss of the same in the future. The office of Marzzacco Niven & Associates works closely with an expert vocational economist that can evaluate any future wage-loss issues caused by your injury.
Turn To Us: Call Today For Trusted Legal Guidance
An experienced personal injury lawyer at Marzzacco Niven & Associates can provide you with the legal resources and counsel that you need if you have been injured by a pet. If you have a dog bite injury or other animal-related injury, contact Marzzacco Niven & Associates at 717-260-3580.