Informed Legal Representation When Dog Bites Or Animal Attacks Occur

Being attacked by a dog is often a frightening event. For children, especially, it can create both serious physical scars and long-lasting emotional trauma.

In these cases, you need a law firm you can trust and rely upon, so turn to The Pagano Law Firm, LLC. Our premises liability attorneys both have the experience of working at large law firms coupled with the personal attention that a smaller firm can offer. Our knowledge, skill, and caliber of service with the attention and personalized approach are second to none.

Our Media dog bite lawyers can advise you on what to do after you or your child is attacked, how much your claim may be worth, and how to navigate the process. And of course, if we bring a claim on your behalf, we don't get paid unless you do.

Two Important Things Your Attorney Must Prove

In Pennsylvania, a victim must prove two primary things to recover compensation for a personal injury. First, he or she must show that one or more of the defendants are at least 50 percent at fault for the injury that occurred. If you teased the dog until it attacked, for example, you would likely also be at fault and not entitled to compensation.

Second, the victim must show that the injury was caused by the negligent or intentional conduct of one or more of the defendants. For instance, if the dog was known to be dangerous, yet the owner failed to keep it on a leash, this may constitute negligence.

While the specific proof required to establish these elements varies depending on the facts of the case, these two elements generally entitle a victim to compensation for his or her injuries, including scarring and reconstructive surgery.

Learn More — Call Us Today

After any animal attack in Pennsylvania, you can contact The Pagano Law Firm, LLC, and request a free initial consultation with a Delaware County lawyer. Simply call our Media office at 484-441-6829 or send us an email. If you must leave a message, we will respond within 24 hours.