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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

  • You really did make a "federal case" of my situation!

    “Elisabeth, You are the best! I can't express how upset I was when I discovered that my builder committed fraud and lied to me about the quality and condition of my new house. It was a huge investment for me and he put me in a bad financial situation. I was cautiously hopeful when you told me you could help. When you got me a judgment for $130,000 plus- three times the amount of my damages- I was amazed! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and dedication. You really did make a "federal case" of my situation! With the money you won for me, I can finally enjoy my home. P.P.”

    P.P.

  • Jeff is very up front about his experience, results and belief in the success or possible issues with 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 proffession. 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 thoughful and prepared for. I cannot say enough for the level of professionalism this man presents while representing you as a client.”

    Kevin

  • They handled everything beautifully and were able to minimize our anxiety throughout a difficult process.

    “Jeff is the fourth attorney that I have worked with regarding custody of my son. My previous attorneys were neither knowledgeable of the law as it applied to my case nor followed through on the actions they said they would take. Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion. Given that my case involved an international relocation, allocation of sole custody for residency purposes abroad, and a non-custodial parent who was anything but cooperative, there was a high likelihood that my case would be unsuccessful with even the potential of being ordered to return to the US to maintain physical custody of my son. Today my child and I are happily living abroad and I was able to obtain the residency permit for my son to remain here. I attribute the success of my case to Jeff and his firm. They handled everything beautifully and were able to minimize our anxiety throughout a difficult process. Thank you!”

    Former Client

  • We love you, Elisabeth! You are a "for real" woman!

    “We love you, Elisabeth! You are a "for real" woman!”

    Tara G.

  • Elisabeth took our case and provided great counsel, direction, and splendid representation throughout the legal process.

    “I needed a criminal defense lawyer for a family member. So, having been represented by Shaffer & Engle previously, I contacted them. Elisabeth took our case and provided great counsel, direction, and splendid representation throughout the legal process. The case was dismissed which was the best verdict that could be achieved. We are so thankful and blessed to have had such a wonderful attorney!”

    Ernie M.