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Dog Bite Lawyers in Harrisburg

Protecting & Fighting for Victims of Animal Attacks

Suffering a dog bite or animal attack can result in lacerations, scarring, loss of a limb, and more. 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, our attorneys are extensively experienced in asserting the rights of dog bite and animal attack victims to pursue maximum compensation. You may be able to recover compensation 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. Call (717) 268-4287 to schedule a free consultation with our Harrisburg dog bite lawyers.

Holding Pet Owners Accountable

Negligent dog owners are held liable for injuries caused by unleashed pets and dangerous animals. When you or someone you love has been bitten, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights and help 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:

  • Visit a medical professional
  • Take pictures of the bite and any injuries
  • Contact an attorney to review your rights
  • Identify the dog and its owner, if at all possible
  • Contact animal control or your local police department

Children & Animal Bites

Children are frequently the victims of serious dog bites. They are often more curious with unfamiliar dogs and more vulnerable to animal attacks. Many children suffer severe disfigurement and scarring as a result of dog bites and animal attacks. Our Harrisburg dog bite lawyers are committed to aggressively advocating on behalf of you and your child in any dog bite or attack case.

Call (717) 268-4287 for a Free Consultation

Dog owners and landlords who knew of a dangerous dog or another animal on the property can be held accountable for attacks. We pursue every avenue of recovery and identify every party responsible for your injuries. Contact Shaffer & Engle at (717) 268-4287 for a free initial consultation with our animal attack lawyers in Harrisburg. We also serve clients throughout Dauphin County.

What Our
clients Have to Say

  • Jeff provided us with clear advice and immediate responses to my multitude of questions and concerns.

    “Jeff provided us with clear advice and immediate responses to my multitude of questions and concerns. We are grateful our case is finally settled and would certainly recommend him.”

    Former Client

  • Jeff presents himself as a very knowledgeable and able attorney with sincere personal interest in the success of your case.

    “From the minute you call Jeff Engle's office, you are treated with first class respect and service. Jeff is very up front about his experience, results and belief in the success or possible issues with your case. From the time of retainment, Jeff's use of electronic forms of communication keep you up to date to the minute whenever there are developments and progress in your case. This type of communication is nearly unheard of in ANY profession. Many times, I knew that Jeff was taking his personal time to communicate with me. Jeff presents himself as a very knowledgeable and able attorney with sincere personal interest in the success of your case. During times of uncertainty, having someone of Jeff's demeanor at your side will simply make you feel that no matter what the outcome may be, he is right there with you. There was not one time during the course of my case that I felt Jeff was not thoughtful and prepared for. I cannot say enough for the level of professionalism this man presents while representing you as a client.”

    Kevin

  • Mr. Engle took my matter as if it were his own and followed through to the end.

    “I contacted Mr. Engle back in August. My custody case had originated in Delaware in 2013 and was the final hearing was held in May of 2015. After the other party objected DE having jurisdiction, he took matters into his own hands and got PA involved - where he lives. In a panic I called Mr. Engle after being referred to him by my DE attorney. Even though I wasn't a client and I did not have an appointment scheduled, Mr Engle took the time out to hear the background information, calm me down and come to, what I thought, was a good conclusion. Fast forward 4 months later and every email, phone call and frantic visit to his office was greeted with kindness and patience...and if he was unavailable, his staff showed the same warm professionalism. I could be sure that I would hear back from him within the same business day - sometimes even on his downtime after hours - or first thing in the morning. Mr. Engle took my matter as if it were his own and followed through to the end. I would not hesitate to call on Mr. Engle again if the occasion ever arose.”

    Rebekah

  • I wanted to thank you for the Support & Defense you provided me with on my last minute court case, you didn't have to defend me and told me to take a hike, buy you have a heart and that means a lot to some people.

    “I wanted to thank you for the Support & Defense you provided me with on my last minute court case, you didn't have to defend me and told me to take a hike, buy you have a heart and that means a lot to some people.”

    Tony

  • Jeff advised me appropriately and always responded to my calls promptly.

    “At the law offices of Shaffer & Engle, my case was handled with professionalism, compassion, and dedication. Facing criminal charges was a very frightening experience to me, but I knew I was in good hands with Jeff Engle. I had no past experiences with the judicial system. I felt I was treated with courtesy and dignity. Jeff did everything within his legal powers to provide a great service when I was in need. From my experience with Jeff, he has been more than a lawyer; he is now considered a great new friend of my family. He took a personal interest in my case and for that I am eternally grateful. Jeff always delivered on what he said to me and did everything he set out to do. Jeff fought the prosecutor (DA) every step of the way without hesitation. Jeff advised me appropriately and always responded to my calls promptly. What could have been a truly awful situation was resolved completely to my satisfaction. I am available at any time to address any questions with respect to Jeff Engle as an attorney or as a person. I hold him in the highest regard. If anyone ever wanted to see the definition of what a true attorney is...they should be able to open up a dictionary and see a picture of Jeff next to it. I would and will recommend him and his law firm to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and aggressive law firm or criminal defense attorney.”

    Tara K