Suffering a dog bite or animal attack can result in lacerations, scarring or the loss of a limb. In addition to the physical injury, many victims also suffer emotional trauma that may haunt them for the rest of their lives. At Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, our attorneys are experienced in asserting the rights of dog bite and animal attack victims to ensure maximum compensation. You may be able to recover from a negligent dog owner, landlord, property owner or homeowners' insurance carrier if you have suffered from an injury.
Even if you are not certain you want to pursue a claim, you can consult with an attorney at our firm with no obligations. Call today: 717-303-3164.
Holding Pet Owners Accountable
Negligent dog owners are held liable for injuries sustained for unleashed pets and dangerous animals. When you or someone you love has been bit, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights and maximize compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys will take immediate action on behalf of dog bite victims who have suffered facial scarring, lacerations, amputations and other injuries resulting from animal attacks.
If you or someone you love has suffered a dog bite, you should take the following steps to protect your rights and possible claims:
- Identify the dog and its owner, if at all possible
- Contact animal control or your local police department
- Visit a medical professional
- Take pictures of the bite and any injuries
- Contact an attorney to review your rights
Children and Animal Bites
Children are often the victims of serious dog bites. They are often more curious with unfamiliar dogs and more vulnerable to animal attack. Many children suffer severe disfigurement and scarring as a result of dog bites and animal attacks. Our lawyers are committed to aggressively advocating on behalf of you and your child in any dog bite or attack case.
Dog owners and landlords who knew of a dangerous dog or other animal on the property can be held accountable for bites. We pursue every avenue of recovery and identify every party responsible for your injuries. Contact Shaffer & Engle at 717-303-3164 for an immediate consultation or case evaluation.