Dog Bites


A dog bite, or dog attack, can be a traumatic event for any victim. Injuries suffered from dog bites can range from minor scratches to severe disfigurement. In Pennsylvania, dog owners have a common law duty to exercise reasonable due care in the maintenance and restraint of their dog. Failure to do so may constitute negligence that renders the dog owner liable for all or some injuries caused by their dog’s actions. If you are bitten or otherwise injured by a dog, you may be entitled to damages resulting from the injury depending on the severity of the injury. Such damages include, but are not limited to, medical bills, pain and suffering, physical injury, and lost income. Because the applicable rules governing each case vary depending on the case’s particular circumstances, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable in the field. Chester County attorney John P. Winicov will provide aggressive representation for you in all dog bite cases. He will answer all relevant questions regarding your situation including: Does it matter where the bite happened? Does it matter if the dog has attacked someone before? What is the “one free bite rule”? Does it matter how old the victim is? Does it matter if the dog was leashed? What if the dog was just playing? And all other questions you might have.


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