Every year in the United States, over 4 million people are bitten by dogs. Roughly a dozen of the injuries are fatal and about 800,000 require medical attention. The potential for liability exceeds $1 billion every year.

Dog owners are responsible for controlling their pets. This is especially true when children are around. Because they are smaller, children can become easy prey for vicious or unrestrained dogs. Whether you are an adult or a child, if you are injured as a result of a dog bite, you may have a claim.

Compensation For Your Injuries

The premises liability lawyers at Leisawitz Heller represent clients in the Reading area and beyond; we will evaluate your case and tell you honestly whether you have a valid claim. If you have a claim, and choose to work with us, we will immediately begin to investigate and gather evidence to build a strong case on your behalf. We will fight hard to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for your injuries and any lasting effects (some victims develop a serious fear of dogs).

Proving Liability

A dog owner should know his or her state law as well as city or county ordinances. "Strict liability" states hold the owner responsible for any damage the dog causes, regardless of its past history. Pennsylvania is a strict-liability state, but the laws are in flux and could change soon. Common-law states require the dog bite lawsuit victim to prove that the dog owner knew the dog was dangerous but did not take precautions. The dog owner is not held liable if the victim was trespassing or provoking the dog.

Experience You Can Count On

With nearly 100 years of combined experience, our personal injury attorneys know the courtroom. We have handled countless personal injury cases resulting in million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. As always, our consultation is free, and there are absolutely no fees or expenses unless we recover money for you.

Contact Us Today

If you've been injured as a result of a dog bite, don't wait to consult a lawyer — the sooner we begin working for you, the easier it will be for us to build our case. Call us today at 610-816-0342 or send us an email.