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Dog Bites

It is astonishing how many Americans each year are bitten by animals. In many of those cases a person bitten by an animal has a right to try and recover damages from the animal’s owner or the responsible party involved.

The Personal Injury Lawyers at KMKM LAW GROUP, P.C. can help you determine who is responsible for the animal bite, and how you can be compensate for your injuries in order to make you whole again.

Not many individuals are aware that animal owners are not the only people who can be held responsible for an animal bite. Here are some examples where someone other than the owner of the animal can be held responsible for the actions of that particular animal:

1)      Property Owners: Kennel’s, pounds, lots, garages, protection dogs; and any property owner who allowed that particular animal on his/her property.

2)      Landlords: In circumstances where the landlord was aware that a tenant owned a dangerous animal, and exemplified minimal efforts in notifying tenants and the public.

3)      Police Dogs: Incidents where a party was attacked by a police dog for no reason, or accidentally.

Statute of Limitations pertaining to animal bite cases can be illustrated through the following statutes:

1)      Pennsylvania: 3 Pa. Stat. § 459-502 (b)

2)      New Jersey: N.J. Stat. Ann. § 4:19-16

Our Philadelphia dog bite lawyers can help you recover damages for the injuries you sustained as a result of an animal and his or her owner. Please feel free to contact us at any time at your convenience to discuss your potential legal matter.