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June 8, 2021
Pennsylvania Dog Laws

Pennsylvania dog law requires pet owners to keep their dogs under control at all times Whether that is by confining their dogs on their property through fences or cages or restraining their dogs in public on a leash to keep them from straying. Pennsylvania holds dog owners responsible for damages and injuries that occur from […]

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July 14, 2017
Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in the USA

There are certain breeds of dogs in the U.S that have a reputation for dangerous behaviour, but they are still allowed to be kept as pets. These breeds of dogs include hybrids between domestic dogs and wolves, pit bull terriers and rottweilers. Research that was conducted by DogsBite.org has highlighted that from 2005 to 2012, […]

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April 17, 2017
What Dog Breeds Are The Most Inclined to Bite?

The Risk Of Dog Bites While dogs of all breeds can be loving and well-behaved family pets, the statistics do not lie: certain breeds are more dangerous than others and more liable to attack. The risk of dog bite attacks and even human fatalities as a result of dogs bites have become so associated with […]

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April 17, 2017
Pursuing a Dog Bite Claim in Pennsylvania

Suing a Dog Owner Following an Attack The Federal CDC (Center for Disease Control) recently reported that nearly 4.5 million individuals suffer a dog bite or dog attack in the USA each year.  Around 20 percent of these individuals will be in need of medical treatment to heal their injuries after a dog attack. Medical treatment […]

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April 17, 2017
What to do After a Dog Attack or Bite in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania state law has in place rules that handle dog bites and how the law is interpreted depends on each situation: What is absolutely certain is that a dog owner is always held liable for any damage his or her dog may inflict on an unsuspecting victim if it has a known history of vicious […]

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April 17, 2017
Dog Attacks: The Statute of Liability

Victims of dog bites who can prove that a dog owner did not follow Pennsylvania laws, may be compensated as this action is due to negligence. Pennsylvanias Dog Law demands that adequate control over the states dogs takes place at all times and that all dogs are confined on the owners property so they are […]

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April 17, 2017
What is The Owners Liability for Dog Bites

Federal dog laws are not applicable throughout the U.S. as dog discipline and behavior is governed by state laws. In most states two important laws govern dog owners liability for any dog bites, and these are: The PA One Bite Rule Under this rule, any dog is permitted one free bite without the owner being […]

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April 17, 2017
What costs are incurred by a dog owner after an attack ?

An unprovoked dog attack, in which an innocent victim is mauled or bitten, can be a horrific event. Some dog attacks can be fatal or cause serious injuries, especially to infants or small children. If you or a member of your family has been bitten by a dog which has not been provoked, you may […]

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April 17, 2017
When you Should Hire a Philadelphia Dog Bite Lawyer?

Owner negligence can include failure to properly train or care for their pets,  There are dog lovers all over Pennsylvania and many welcome the pets of others. But unfortunately, someone elses dog that seems mild can attack without being provoked, and those injuries are in part caused by a lack of owner responsibility. Failure to […]

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April 17, 2017
Dog Attacks - Facts and Figures

The incident of dog bites in the United States have increased dramatically over the last few years. It has been calculated that 2% of the total American population has the misfortune to have been bitten by a dog each year. This includes those dogs who have specific owners and those that do not.  It has […]

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April 17, 2017
Dog Bite Statistics

Dangerous dogs are a true public safety risk. They make victims out of millions of Americans each year. According to the American Humane Association (AHA), about 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year, with nearly 800,000 dog bite victims requiring medical treatment for their injuries. Tragically, most of these dog bites […]

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April 17, 2017
What Can Dog Owners can do to Prevent Bites?

Dogs that are not properly trained or supervised have the potential to bite. This tendency can even be present in the most beloved family pets. Whether you intend to raise a puppy or have adopted a dog from a local shelter, there are ways to prevent the risk that s/he will ever bite anyone in […]

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April 17, 2017
How to Prevent Dog Attacks

Millions of people are the victims of dog bites in the United States each year, and children especially are more at risk of getting injured by an aggressive or dangerous dog. While owners have a legal responsibility to supervise and properly restrain their pets, in some of those cases, the dog bite could have been […]

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April 17, 2017
Do I need a Dog Bite Lawyer?

Even though millions of dog bites occur each year in the U.S., very few of the victims will be compensated by insurance companies for their injuries. In fact, many dog bites go unreported, so most victims wont get the money they are owed in spite of home insurance coverage. By some estimates, insurances companies compensate only […]

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May 10, 2014
Hiring a Dog Bite Lawyer Philadelphia

Pet owners are responsible for making sure that their pet behaves well around other people and is trained appropriately. However, not all pet owners are diligent about making sure their pet acts in a safe manner around other people, which not only includes proper training but also watching them carefully and making sure that they […]

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