According to the CDC, more than 4.7 million dog-bite incidents occur in the United States every year. Of those 4.7 million attacks, 800,000 of these Americans will seek medical attention — half of these are children — and 386,000 of these Americans will need emergency medical treatment. Dog bites and animal attacks of all types can be an extremely traumatic experience and can result in serious injuries, including severe cuts and abrasions, permanent disfigurement and scarring. Small children are particularly susceptible to dog attacks and are likely to suffer severe and lasting injuries.
Although, in general, the animal’s owner is responsible for injuries to others caused by his or her pet, Pennsylvania law does not impose absolute liability upon dog owners for injuries occasioned by their dogs. As such, it is important that you hire a law firm with experience and extensive knowledge of the law regarding dog bite cases. If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, contact Huber, Waldron & Williams, LLP for tenacious and reliable representation.