Dog Bite Lawyer Philadelphia: A neighbor's pit bull bit an 11-year-old boy, near his friend's house in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania. The boy was visiting his friend's house when the pit bull charged from an open doorway at a neighboring home and bit the boy on the arm and the inside of the leg. The dog bite victim required stitches and has a limited mobility.
Under Pennsylvania law, owners and keepers of dogs need to have reasonable control over their dogs at all times. The law requires owners to confine their dogs on their premises, and restrain their dogs with a collar, chain, or other device to prevent straying. People bitten by dogs need to prove that a dog owner violated the state dog law statute in order to recover under the negligence theory.
A dog owner is liable for all losses when a person is severely attacked, or if the person is attacked and the dog is known to have previously bitten people. Dogs with dangerous propensities or history of attacking people need to be registered as dangerous. Dangerous dog owners must maintain liability insurance coverage of at least $50,000 insuring the owner for any personal injuries inflicted by the dangerous dog.
Often, the dog bite victim is a family member, friend, or neighbor of the owner of the dog and is reluctant to file a claim. The settlement is usually paid by the homeowner's insurance company for the owner or keeper of the dog. If the dog is owned or kept by a business, the business insurance company pays the settlements. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia dog bite lawyers, has helped many dog bite victims recover significant settlements. Call the Lassen Law Firm now to see how we can help.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen