There is nothing funny about a dog bite. Dogs' teeth are often razor sharp and can cause serious and long-lasting injuries. The scars can last a lifetime and result in multiple surgeries and treatments.
If you have been bitten by a dog, seek immediate medical attention. Even a minor bite can become infected and cause medical problems that may take weeks to heal if not properly treated. In the most serious case, a dog may have rabies, which requires prompt medical treatment.
Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer at Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C., about how we can help you recover money damages for your medical care, lost work and pain. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in all types of dog bite and animal attack claims throughout Bucks County, the Northeast Philadelphia region and Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are proud of our extensive record of verdicts and settlements.
Forty Years Of Premises Liability Litigation Experience
Get the medical attention you need for your dog bite, then contact us right away. If you can't come to our main office in Bensalem, we will arrange an attorney meeting at one of our offices conveniently located throughout the Philadelphia metro region.
What If It's Your Friend's Dog?
Everyone must obey local leash laws, even friends and neighbors. Many people are afraid to bring a claim against their friend or relative after getting bitten by their dog. We handle your dog bite claim discreetly, always working through the dog owner's homeowners or liability insurance company and relying on your guidance about how aggressive to pursue damages.
Steps To Take After A Dog Bite
- Seek immediate medical attention — even if it seems like a minor bite
- Gather information from witnesses, including contact information
- Get the dog's veterinarian records about shots, diseases, etc.
- Don't negotiate a private settlement with the animal's owner
- Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible
If you were attacked by a dog or bitten, contact Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C., for a free consultation right away: 215-809-3882.