The Aftermath Of A Dog Attack

Being attacked by a dog is not only shocking, it can also cause severe injury. Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dogs do not cause harm to others. In Pennsylvania, a dog owners' responsibility includes:

  • Properly restraining the dog, even when on its own property (leash, chain, fence, etc.)
  • Muzzling the dog
  • Not permitting the dog to roam freely
  • Keeping proper and constant control of the dog, especially when in public

Dog attacks and the dog bites that ensue can cause different types of injuries, including:

  • Puncture/bite wounds
  • Eye/facial injuries
  • Permanent scars and disfigurement
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Rabies or other infections from the dog's saliva

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog in Pennsylvania, our lawyers at DelVecchio & Miller, LLC, can help determine your next best steps. To schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney at our Pittsburgh office, call 412-434-1400 or email us.