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Can You Hold Roommates Responsible For Dog Bites?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A tragic story emerged out of Miller Township recently, in which a 60-year-old woman was mauled to death by three pitbull terriers. The victim was watching the dogs for her roommate and had been helping care for them in her home for the past month. The story has gone around Pennsylvania as it has… Read More »

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Debunking Common Myths Surrounding Dog Bites

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of postal service workers that have become the victims of dog bites makes up approximately 1.15 percent of the total workforce for the United States Postal Service. In 2020, Pennsylvania made up for 291 of those dog bite incidents, and those only involved postal service… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Among Top Five States With Highest Dog Bite Claims

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

According to a recent report from a National Insurance Company, dog bite claims are on the rise in Pennsylvania. In fact, Pennsylvania ranked fourth in a list of the top five states with the highest amount of dog bite claims for 2020. Behind each of these claims are injuries. Dog bite injuries are not… Read More »

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The Steps You Take After a Dog Bite are Crucial for Your Claim

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, two male runners were getting ready for the Roadrunner Club’s Winter Series Jingle Bell event when they were attacked by a german shepherd. Both men sustained injuries, even though the dog was leashed at the time of the attack. The men received treatment for their injuries and were given shots for tetanus and… Read More »

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FAQs Surrounding Dog Bite Claims in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Dog bites cause very serious injuries and when they do, injured victims in Pennsylvania can file a claim to secure compensation for their losses. Dog bite claims are highly misunderstood within the state, and even when individuals know they can file a claim, they often do not understand the legalities behind them. Below are… Read More »

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Who is Liable for Dog Bites?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Pennsylvania’s laws on dog bites are a little more confusing than they are in other states. Although victims of dog bites can hold owners of the animal strictly liable for paying medical expenses, damages for other losses including pain and suffering are only available if injured individuals can prove that the dog owner was… Read More »

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What to Do After a Dog Bite or Attack

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Dog bites and attacks cause very serious injuries. Due to the fact that people think these are only minor incidents, they’re often surprised when one happens and they are left severely hurt. They often don’t know what to do, how they’re going to pay to treat their injuries, or if they can hold the… Read More »

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Can Postal Workers Sue for Dog Bites?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It’s a known fact that dogs and postal workers don’t often get along. Dogs become territorial and bark madly as the postal worker approaches. The worker on the other hand, is simply trying to avoid getting bitten so they can continue on with their work. The struggle between the two is a classic, and… Read More »

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Did the Dog Have a Bad History of Aggression?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Dog bites are quite common in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. Millions of dog bites are treated in hospitals and at home every year, and while most only require some neosporin and a bandage, some are more serious. A dog’s saliva, like our own, is packed full of bacteria that can lead to dangerous… Read More »

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Understanding Pennsylvania Dog Bite Laws

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Injuries incurred from a dog bite can have significant lifelong emotional and physical damage. Often, the injured party will require medical attention and can even suffer severe injuries such as fractured bones and body disfigurement depending on the size and type of dog. The emotional suffering stemming from a dog bite incident can leave… Read More »

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