Our Personal Injury Attorneys Help Dog Bite Victims in Lancaster, PA
Holding irresponsible pet owners accountable
A dog can become dangerous because of abuse or neglect — or for no discernible reason. The attorneys at Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. understand how serious a dog attack can be. Our legal team shows you compassion and respect as we pursue the compensation you deserve.
Injuries sustained in dogs attacks
Children and the elderly are most at risk of serious injuries in a dog attack. But strong, healthy adults also can suffer catastrophic injuries from a canine’s powerful jaws and sharp claws. A severe attack can result in head injuries, nerve damage, deep wounds and permanent scars or disfigurement. A dog attack can also cause psychological and emotional issues, including depression, anxiety, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
An infected dog can transfer rabies through its bite. Because the virus can be fatal by the time symptoms appear, you may require painful treatment if there is any chance that the dog that bit you was infected with the virus.
Pennsylvania’s dog laws
State law and municipal ordinances provide extensive regulation of dogs, including provisions about:
- Confining a dog that has attacked a person
- Requesting that a dog be registered as dangerous
- Reporting dog bites or attacks
- Muzzling a dangerous dog
If a dog has injured you, the dog owner’s violation of state and local laws may be relevant to proving that the owner was negligent. Our personal injury attorneys help you build your case for compensation from the owner or the owner’s insurance company.
Collect damages from the owner of the dog that injured you or your child in Lancaster County
For more information about holding a dog owner accountable for an attack, call Georgelis Law Firm at 717-394-3004 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Our personal injury attorneys are available for appointments in the evenings and on weekends. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, our lawyers will meet you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation center.