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Holding Irresponsible Pet Owners Accountable

At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we adore dogs and other pets. In fact, everyone in our office has at least one dog as a pet, and the ASPCA is one of our favorite charities!

Unfortunately, though, dogs can become dangerous because of abuse or neglect — or, sometimes, for no discernible reason. The injury attorneys at Georgelis Injury Law Firm have handled hundreds of dog bite cases and understand how serious and permeating a dog attack can be on your life. Our experienced and dedicated legal team will treat you with compassion and respect, while you seek out medical treatment and work to recover from your injuries, as we pursue the compensation you deserve.

One of the hurdles typically present in dog bite claims is finding an applicable pool of insurance from which to seek damages. This can come in the form of a homeowner’s policy, a commercial or residential property liability policy or even renter’s insurance. It is our job to uncover all of the available sources of compensation for you, which we will do as we work to build your claim. You can trust our team to take care of you and give you the peace of mind you deserve while our top lawyers make sure that your medical expenses and lost income are paid, and that you are fully compensated for the pain and suffering you and your family endure.

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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 dog infected with rabies can transfer the disease 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 disease.

Properly valuing dog bite claims that include scarring, disfigurement and/or non-physical injuries, like those mentioned previously, is something best done by legal professionals with years of experience and success in handling these claims. Georgelis Injury Law Firm prides itself on a history of making sure our clients receive all of the monetary compensation they are owed. We utilize and engage various resources to ensure that your claim is presented to the insurance company in the most persuasive and compelling way possible. You only get one chance to make a recovery for your dog bite injuries, and we will do everything in our power to make it count.

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. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys communicate regularly with Lancaster law enforcement and Lancaster’s dog warden, working to build your case for compensation from the owner or the owner’s insurance company. There are a lot of moving parts involved with dog bite cases, so make sure you pick the best law firm out there to aggressively protect your rights and relentlessly work to get you the financial recovery you deserve.

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 FIRST at 1-800-HURT-NOW or 1-717-394-3004, or contact us online to schedule a free and no-obligation claim review and evaluation.

Voted Lancaster’s #1 Law Firm by the readers of Lancaster County Magazine for seven years running, our team can meet you during the day, after regular business hours or on the weekend, and we can visit you at home, in the hospital or rehabilitation center or anywhere else of your choosing. Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. is conveniently located on Embassy Drive, between Route 741 (Rohrerstown Road) and Good Drive. We are only 5 minutes from the Lancaster General Health Campus and offer plenty of free and spacious parking!

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