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I am a Philadelphia resident and was bitten by my neighbor’s dog. I got stitches and am worried about a scar. What should I do?

A: You should contact a dog bite lawyer immediately. An insurance claim can often be made against the dog owner’s home or renters insurance policy. Landlords may also be liable.

In many cases of dog bites, there is a homeowners insurance or renters insurance policy which provides insurance coverage. In addition, insurance companies often make a reasonable offer to settle the claim before a lawsuit is even filed. Having a knowledgeable lawyer who can file a claim with the dog owner’s insurance company can save a victim the costs and stress associated with the lawsuit.

Dog bites often leave scars which, under Pennsylvania law, are considered as pain and suffering. Depending on the nature and extent of the injury, a dog bite victim may need to have skin grafts and/or reconstructive surgeries. In a dog bite/attack case in Pennsylvania, the victim is entitled to make a claim for pain and suffering damages as well as economic damages such as medical bills.

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For more information, contact a Pennsylvania dog bite and animal attack lawyer. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.

The personal injury and dog bite lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:

  • PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
  • NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities

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Published: September 28, 2012



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