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Homeowners Can Be Liable For Dog Bites And Other Animal Attacks

Dog bites, farm animal attacks, and other animal attacks can cause serious injuries and sometimes death. In Pennsylvania, animal owners owe you a duty of care and their failure to control, leash, fence in, or pen an animal may make them legally responsible to pay for your injuries. However, the laws on dog bites and animal attacks are complicated.

Animal attacks are a type of premises liability claim and can cause one to sustain damages such as:

  • Death
  • Serious and permanent injury
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Medical expenses
  • Past and future wage loss
  • Loss of benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of your spouse’s services (consortium)

These types of cases require specific evidence. Speaking with an attorney as soon as possible after the injury occurs is highly recommended.

Speak With An Experienced Attorney After An Animal Attack

While the precise outcome of your animal attack claim will depend on the nature of your injuries, you can turn to Kocsis Law Office PC for knowledgeable legal assistance. Attorney J. Wesley Kocsis has experience working on a range of animal attack cases from dog bites to a person suffering a farm animal attack. Call 570-882-4160 or send an email for a free consultation.