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May 14, 2018 - Dog Bite

Allentown Dog Bite Attorney Explains Who Is Responsible For A Dog Bite

Jeremy: Is a good boy. This is Jaeger, he’s a good dog. He’s never attacked or bitten anyone, but sometimes even a good dog like Jaeger to family and friends can be dangerous to strangers. See you, guys. Female: [inaudible 00:00:22]. Jeremy: I’m Jeremy Puglia, one of the trial attorneys at Drake, Hileman and Davis. We’ve been handling dog bite cases for more than 25 years and we’re ready to help you. Pennsylvania law is clear about the duties of dog owners. If the owner violates the law and someone gets bit by their dog, they are responsible for that bite. For instance, a dog must either be confined in the owner’s home or firmly secured by a collar and a leash, where at the very least, under the owner’s control. We’ve all seen dogs running loose. It could have escaped from its home when the owner opened the front door or it could’ve pulled itself off its leash. It doesn’t matter, if it’s off the leash and not under someone’s control, the owner will be responsible for a bite. Take Jaeger for example, he was off his leash. If someone should walk by when he’s playing and Jaeger attacks and bites him unprovoked, Tricia, his owner, will be responsible for that bite. Many dog bite victims don’t know that, and the owner of the dog and the insurance company usually refuse to take responsibility. That leaves you the innocent victim with medical bills to pay and permanent scarring on […]

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