Counsel and Representation for Dog Bite Victims and Their Families

Sometimes a dog bite can be a minor incident that a person quickly recovers from. However, if the skin is broken, there is always the possibility of infection. Close monitoring and prompt treatment of any infection are critical for the well-being of the dog bite victim. For this reason, someone bitten by a dog should be evaluated by a doctor promptly.

When a Dog Bite Is Severe or Brings Additional Complications

Other dog bite incidents are not minor at all. When a dog mauls a child or rips into someone's face, arm or leg and does real damage, it results in a medical crisis that can be very painful, expensive and worrisome to deal with. Prompt and aggressive medical care is paramount. An injured person may ultimately need plastic surgery.

Especially in the case of a child dog bite victim, plastic surgeons may recommend that further reconstructive surgery take place at a much later time. This is a key reason that it is important not to accept a quick settlement offer from an insurance company. Both medical advice and legal advice are critical after a serious dog bite injury.

On top of puncture wounds, lacerations, tissue damage and possible disfigurement, a dog bite victim is often left with psychological trauma to deal with. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a threat.

Pennsylvania K-9 Dog Bites Attorneys Are Ready to Be Your Strong Advocates

Do not expect insurance companies to be in tune with your best interests after an animal attack. Their concern is to pay out as little as they can get away with. Trial lawyer John Gallagher has more than 20 years of experience in personal injury litigation in state and federal courts of Pennsylvania. He vigorously negotiates with insurers on behalf of our clients who have suffered personal injuries such as dog bite injuries.

Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, has years of experience serving clients in and around Hazleton. Dog bites attorneys and staff provide personalized service and client-centered results. Our legal team is accessible and responsive throughout the process of recovering compensation for your personal injury.

For a free case evaluation after a dog bite injury with Hazleton personal injury attorney John Gallagher, email us or call us at 570-861-5905. We serve Luzerne, Schuylkill, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Monroe, Montour and surrounding counties.