Whether you or a loved one experienced a horrific, full-fledged dog attack or a single dog bite, the seriousness of this type of incident becomes evident on multiple levels. From medical bills to lost time from work to scarring and disfigurement to emotional trauma—the financial, physical, and psychological ramifications can be deep, disturbing, and daunting.
As a victim of a dog bite or attack, you will need strong and experienced legal counsel to ensure the best outcome for this type of personal injury claim – enter Georgelis Injury Law Firm, serving Lancaster, PA and beyond. Our injury lawyers have handled hundreds of dog bite cases, offering a wealth of knowledge and experience in this arena. While you recover from your injuries, our dog bite lawyers will uncover as many insurance sources as possible to seek maximum compensation for you, and we will work to build the strongest and most valuable claim possible for you.
Pennsylvania law does not impose absolute liability upon dog owners or dog keepers for injuries or damages due to a dog’s behaviors. Proof of the owner’s negligence is required. There are multiple potential sources of insurance available, including 1) a homeowner’s policy 2) a commercial or residential property liability policy 3) renter’s insurance and/or 4) a dog owner’s personal assets. Our dog bite lawyers work with compassion, care and commitment to reduce your stress during the legal process and to generate maximum financial compensation in the end.
The dog bite laws in Pennsylvania are complex and seeking lawyers who focus their practice in this niche area is imperative to ensure that you and your family fully recover for all of the losses and damages suffered. Our dog bite lawyers provide Lancaster clients with answers and solutions. Through experience, reassurance, guidance, constant communication, and a proven track record of winning cases, our clients are assured of real solutions for real problems that are addressed as quickly as possible—all while getting the maximum compensation you deserve for your dog bite attack injuries.
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, our standards of excellence and results are recognized throughout Lancaster, PA. We offer a record of achievements that is noteworthy! From a $1,400,000 auto-accident recovery to a $300,000 dog-bite recovery to a $2.35 million personal injury award to a $1,450,000 commercial trucking accident settlement, our victories bring justice to our Lancaster clients!
With combined litigation experience of over 100 years, our legal team has successfully handled over 100 jury trials and thousands of personal injuries and work-related claims. You can be assured our dog bite lawyers will fight any insurance company’s attempts to minimize, deny or delay your full and rightful compensation due to your dog bite injuries!
The personal injury professionals at Georgelis Law have recovered more than $70,000,000 for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims.
There is a lot riding on your dog bite case. Deciding on which legal team will work the hardest dedicated completely to your best interest is of paramount importance. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we focus on personal injury law. It’s what we do. It’s all we do. It’s what we excel in.
It is our experience, the respect we have earned from the insurance companies, and our keen insight that make the difference between Lancaster clients receiving maximum recoveries versus woefully reduced amounts. Share the details of your dog bite claim with our team – give us a call, right away, at 1-800-HURT-NOW.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm is comprised of pet-owning animal lovers who, passionately, support the ASPCA and local dog shelters! With that said, we remain objective regarding animal bites due to the seriousness of the injuries involved in these types of cases – nerve damage, scarring & disfigurement, emotional trauma/PTSD, and others—they can seriously impact the quality of your life and your ability to provide for your family.
With dog bite injury claims, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant is liable for the incident that led to the harm. Dog owner liability laws in Pennsylvania hold that an owner can be liable for injuries caused by a “dangerous” dog, as set forth on the “dangerous dog list,” or a dog that previously exhibited vicious tendencies—in other words, the dog owner or keeper knew the dog had a dangerous predisposition. Dog owners must have reasonable control over their dogs, at all times. If a dangerous dog is owned by a minor, the parents or guardian of the minor would be legally liable for injuries and property damage incurred by an unprovoked attack.
Your right to compensation includes economic and non-economic damages. Economic losses are those which are quantifiable—or, to which a specific dollar figure can be assigned. Examples include income loss, medical expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses. Non-economic losses are more nebulous in nature, such that their value is always a point of contention between top dog bite attorneys and insurance adjusters. Examples include pain and suffering, loss of life’s pleasures, embarrassment and humiliation (for instance, the emotions that often accompany scarring and disfigurement, common injuries that arise from Lancaster, PA dog attack claims) and loss of consortium.
The latter categories of damages are much more difficult to prove and take tremendous skill, legal prowess and resources from your dog bite legal team. Georgelis Injury Law has spent thousands of hours building and fortifying valuable Lancaster, PA dog bite claims, and we would be honored to do the same for you. Put our reputation and track record of personal injury success to work for you by calling 1-800-HURT-NOW right away!
Our dog bite lawyers have years of experience and a deep understanding of Pennsylvania’s animal attack laws, as well as how to assess the severity of the injuries and how to seek fair/full compensation for Lancaster, PA clients.
At Georgelis Law, our Lancaster, PA clients pay no out-of-pocket fees. Our dog bite lawyers are only compensated for their time and efforts once a lawsuit results in a monetary recovery for the client. You can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you have nothing to lose, and, potentially, much to gain by connecting with our legal team.
Once we take on your case, you will find yourself in the company of powerful legal allies who will laser focus their attention on the intricacies of your dog bite claim, where seeking full justice and maximum recoveries are the goal.
Our dog bite lawyers will be continually available to answer your questions, keep you updated, and address any concerns. We promise to put your mind at ease as we work aggressively to recover the compensation you deserve and the closure you long for!
Insurance companies, of course, are out to make a profit. They are also intent on safeguarding their financial assets and will attempt to reduce what dog bite victims might actually qualify for. Also, as would be expected, a dog owner may raise a number of defenses when facing a dog bite injury lawsuit.
To ensure your rights, and to protect, preserve and strengthen your claim, there are several important things to keep in mind:
Do not admit any fault since your perception of what happened may not be entirely accurate. Do not tell any bystanders, the dog owner, or attending police officer(s) that you accept any blame for the dog bite accident. Do not apologize since that could be considered an admission of guilt by the insurance companies.
Do file a police report since not filing a police report could give insurance companies a legitimate reason to not cover medical bills, loss of wages, etc. Provide the police officer with information regarding the location of the bite/attack, the type of dog involved, as well as names of witnesses who may have viewed the dog bite/dog attack incident.
It is, also, a very good idea to file a report with a local animal control center. Make a note of the person you spoke with about the dog incident and the time the conversation took place.
Do not forgo immediate medical attention since dog bites can cause infections and seemingly minor injuries can become more serious. Get fully examined by a medical professional since your medical records will be critical to the outcome of the case.
Our dog bite lawyers will consult with medical experts to establish a fair assessment of your current and future medical expenses. This will help to determine your entitlement to additional compensation for lost work, loss of future earnings and other damages.
Do not contact or respond to any insurance company since what you say can be used against you. Never speak with any personnel from the insurance company without first having consulted a top-notch personal injury law firm. You have no legal obligation to speak with them and doing so can only jeopardize your claim.
Do contact Georgelis Injury Law Firm where our dog bite lawyers will address any inquiries the insurance company will have. Keep in mind that people can forget details, especially under stress. Also, supportive evidence can vanish. Therefore, it is critical you contact our legal team as quickly as possible!
We will investigate and interview witnesses who may have been in close proximity during the attack. We also will help guide your medical treatment and will work tirelessly to build a strong case for you. The sooner our dog bite lawyers have pertinent information, the sooner our team can navigate the complex maze of legal avenues used to construct your claim. We will make sure your rights are fully protected and your damages are fully addressed!
Placing worth on your dog bite injuries takes a great deal of legal insight. Every case is treated with meticulous care and dedication where achieving maximum recoveries is a priority. Our injury law firm has the experience, resources and access to experts that are needed to prove the full value of your claim to the insurance company. We have handled thousands of cases involving personal injuries and have garnered tens of millions of dollars for our Lancaster, PA clients.
The primary consideration in valuing your dog bite case will hinge on the extent of the damages sustained by you. Dog bite settlement awards can be substantial depending on the degree of injuries and any pain and suffering. However, these facts need to be collected and presented in the best and most effective way – something Georgelis Injury Law has been doing for decades.
After it’s all said and done, mega insurance companies have very skillful and persuasive negotiators on their side to work to minimize claim payouts. Shouldn’t you, too, be equipped with a powerhouse legal team to ensure their goal is never realized? We will fight to get you and your family the financial compensation you deserve to protect you now and into the future. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we will be with you from beginning to end!
Our law firm has a history of success that translates into being voted the #1 law firm in Lancaster County – as part of Lancaster County Magazine‘s Best-of-Lancaster Survey – for 8 years running!
Georgelis Law’s founder, Attorney Tony Georgelis, is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers and Distinguished Justice Advocates.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm is selectively comprised of two former Lancaster County Assistant District Attorneys, a former Philadelphia Insurance Defense Lawyer, and the former President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.
While you or your loved one heal, our team will handle every detailed nuance of your dog bite case. From interacting with the insurance companies to helping you navigate your medical care to being available to address your concerns, we promise to put your mind at ease during this trying time!
Also, our lawyers are always accessible for our clients. We are available to meet with you during evenings and on weekends at your home, your office, the hospital or rehab center. We will work around your schedule and your needs.
You will want the strongest legal counsel possible. The first step towards achieving that goal is to cast your anxieties aside and Get a Free Consultation. Just answer a few simple questions. Our skilled personal injury lawyers who maintain a focus on dog bite cases will reach out to you within 24 hours.
Once you speak with one of our dog bite lawyers, we’re completely confident your feelings of fear and frustration will be replaced by feelings of encouragement and assurance! You can also enjoy the benefits of a Live Chat for immediate interaction from a member of our legal team. You have real-time assistance, 24/7!
Our neighbors in Lancaster, PA can reach our legal team by calling 1-800-HURT NOW or 717-394-3004 for immediate assistance – 24/7 by phone. Be sure to visit www.georgelislaw.com for more information on how we can assist you at this time!
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