Dog attacks can happen in the blink of an eye, even with dogs that are normally docile. If a dog attacked and seriously injured you, you can seek compensation for your injuries, including for your medical treatments and missed time at work.
Mecadon Law is happy to be your dog bite attorney in Pittston, PA. Having a lawyer on your side is vital in these situations, since you need evidence to prove the dog’s owner was negligent and that the dog actually caused your injuries. We have more than 30 years of experience winning compensation for victims of dog bites in Pittston.
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With any personal injury in Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years. That means you have two years from the date of a dog bite to file a lawsuit for recovering compensation. We always tell our clients not to wait on this. Two years may seem like a long time, but to do things right, you should move quickly.
That means you’ll want to call us as soon as you can following a dog bite. In two years, the condition of your injury can change, witnesses can move, and memories tend to shift a bit. Give yourself the best chance at financial justice by calling a dog bite lawyer as soon as possible.
Pennsylvania operates under various laws when it comes to dog bite injuries. If this is the first time a dog has bitten anyone, the law determines whether the injury is severe or non-severe. The category affects what compensation the victim can seek.
Severe bites are major bodily injuries such as lacerations, broken bones, or disfigurement. In these cases, injured parties can seek full compensation from the dog’s owner. That means restitution for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Non-severe bites are less serious, and victims can seek compensation only for their medical expenses.
Whatever the case is, Pennsylvania law requires dog owners to leash their dogs in public and to control them among guests on private property. If we find that the owner of the dog that bit you acted negligently, we will take every action to make sure you receive what you deserve.
Dogs attack and bite humans for a variety of reasons, including:
- Feeling threatened
- Defending territory
- Being playful
You can never predict when a dog will bite someone, even if the dog has never attacked anyone before. When you encounter an unfamiliar dog, always play it safe and avoid antagonizing or exciting it.
Dog bite injuries range from mild to severe and can encompass any of the following:
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Eye injuries
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
If you’ve sustained any of these injuries in a dog attack, you need a Pittston dog bite lawyer on your side now.
If a dog has bitten and injured you, call Mecadon Law now. We’ll start collecting evidence immediately so we are prepared to seek restitution for your injuries and other losses.
Call us at 570-654-5030 to make an appointment, or book your consultation online.