Dog Bite Claims

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Our Passion is getting you a significant recovery. Our 12 lawyer Pittsburgh firm has a solid track record in dog bite injury cases in Pennsylvania.  We obtained a six-figure recovery in a case seen as “un-winable” by a notable TV attorney.  Call for more details.

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Your lawyer should serve a “Preservation Letter” ASAP on the dog and premise owner, which triggers consequence if evidence “disappears.” You, in turn, should focus on your medical care.  Notify the police and County Health Department to determine if the dog has rabies.   

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Get top-level service from a named partner, never an associate.  We come to your location to provide free and confidential consultation. We answer your questions, explain the law in Pennsylvania, and start our investigation, early.

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Recover money for not only pain and suffering, but lost wages, medical bills (and co-pays), scaring, embarrassment, interruption of your life, and more.  We study details about your injuries, and keep the pressure on the responsible party to maximize your recovery.  We explain to you concepts like “subrogation,” and “med pay,” and how your medical bills get paid regardless of fault.  A quick settlement is great, but do not release any party until you are compensated in full for future losses.  Our law firm in Pittsburgh handles complex claims and special problems.  We litigation claims by guardians on behalf of minors for scars.  We also handle special lien issues such as claims by UPMC, Highmark, or Medicare for re-payment for medical bills from any settlement or recovery we get for you.  We study liability, and Pennsylvania’s so-called “one free bite” rule, which provides that claims are not based on strict liability but negligence, and thus the injured person must show that the dog owner knew or should have known of the dog’s dangerous propensity, which can include a history of growling, lunging at people, attacking other dogs and more.   Pennsylvania also has a leash law and the fact of a doing being unrestrained can create liability.  Click here to links for resources on the web.  You might ask, how do I sue for a dog bite in PA?  Or, how do I find a lawyer who handles dog bite cases in PA? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions and answers.   First, we identify all responsible parties and sources of insurance coverage. Early and aggressive work-up pays off.  We thoroughly investigate the attack and your injuries.  We communicate to the responsible party why it would be futile to deny you a significant recovery.

Answering Your Questions: How are medical bills paid? Can your health insurance provider sue you for money  spent on your treatment? We also gather details to build your case block-by-block to ultimately convince the  responsible party (or his insurance carrier) to compensate you fully. You, the injured person, should not have to pay  for another person’s mistakes especially if you are left with unpaid bills, scars, and other damages. How long will this  take? It will take time for your doctors to fully evaluate the long-term impact of your injuries. We meet in person, early  on.  During that free, no obligation consultation, we also answer all your questions. When you make your demand for compensation, you need to  have all your “t”s crossed and “i”s dotted to maximize your leverage during negotiation with the opposing party.  Get  compensation for your injuries. We  find every possible source of compensation. You may recover if you were hurt  while fleeing from an unrestrained and aggressive animal and no bite occurred, for example.  Plus, try to preserve the  evidence following a dog (or other animal) attack. Take pictures of your injuries, comply with hospital or doctor orders  for follow-up treatment, and get a medical release from work if needed. We will fully evaluate every detail of the dog  attack. We will work to convince the dog owner (or his insurance company) that the incident happened exactly as you  say. An insurance company for the responsible party can deny coverage if not placed on timely notice of your  important claim. We handle claims for postal workers, mail carriers, mailmen, the mailman, delivery people, UPS  (united states parcel service), FedEx, carriers and delivery people, Comcast cable, vios and verizon workers, food and  pizza delivery people, and more, for the owner or neighbor’s dog or other animal.  Click here to read a disclaimer about our services.

Our firm litigates dog bite and other animal attack cases throughout Western Pennsylvania. Our Pittsburgh  attorneys talk to you over the phone, at your home, or hospital room. Each lawyer in our dog bite practice group can assist you in  Allegheny County Courts (Pittsburgh), Beaver County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, Washington County,  Lawrence County, and Green County. Get an appointment for a FREE consultation with an attorney. Know how to get  maximum benefit from the medical and liability insurance available. Get compensation for injuries, disfigurement, lost  wages, pain and suffering and more. Talk to a Beaver County dog bite attorney and it will not cost you anything.  Preserve the evidence and put the insurance companies on notice. We will do everything. Each lawyer in our firm can  come to you in Fayette (Uniontown), Johnstown, Cambria County, Greene County, Monongahela, Monroeville, South  Hills, North Hills, Ross, Monaca, South Side (Pittsburgh), Shadyside (Pittsburgh), North Side (Pittsburgh) Avalon, and  Bellevue. Our Pittsburgh dog bite lawyers will forward with litigation and be aggressive in convincing the insurer the dog  bite / animal attack happened as you say.  Our Pittsburgh attorneys handle all kinds of personal injury cases not limited  to one breed of dog. We will take your personal injury, damages, hospital stays, and other damages very seriously. Call  us today and check out these links.

No particular result is guaranteed, however. Every case is different and past success does not mean any given result will happen in your case. Our attorneys in Pittsburgh are here waiting to assist. An efficient lawyer in Pittsburgh can save you money. Go ahead and challenge our lawyers in Pittsburgh. You will glad to retain our lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA.

We gather all your medical and billing records and allow some time to go by to let you heal and evaluate whether your  scars are permanent. When you settle, you give up the right to sue so you want  to gauge the level of nerve damage (if any) make sure that you have fully retained felling in the areas of the wound (as  much as possible) and that no longer term infection or disability can be ruled in or ruled out. Don’t worry. We will build  a compelling case for liability and work to convince the dog owner that your damages are very serious and should  garner top dollar. Learn about the dangerous dog statute, and Pennsylvania dog law about civil and criminal penalties  and about how unexcused violation of the Dog Law constitutes negligence per versus strict liability. Learn what happens  if a dog is not firmly secured by means of a collar and chain. Let a Pittsburgh attorney explain about your rights against  the owner of a dangerous dog in Pennsylvania, including pit pulls, German shepherds, doberman pinschers, Rottweilers,  Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Chow Chows, boxers, and Dalmatians.

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