Dog Bites & Attacks

Obtaining Financial Recovery After a Serious Dog Bite or Attack

Holding dog owners responsible for injuries caused by their animals

A dog bite can be a very serious injury, especially for children, who are the victims of 60% of dog bites and attacks.

Every year, people suffer permanent, disfiguring injuries from dog attacks. Joggers, bike riders, and letter carriers are also frequent victims of dog bites. Children suffer the most, with facial lacerations, nerve damage, scarring, and serious emotional trauma that can last a lifetime.

If your child was seriously injured by a dog bite, or if you suffered a disfiguring injury in a dog attack, contact the personal injury lawyers Joseph Nypaver. Liability for Dog Bite Injuries

The Pennsylvania dog bite law is clear that dog owners are responsible and can be held financially liable for the actions of their pets. While circumstances can influence the dog owner's financial liability, such as when the person who was bitten provoked the dog, mistreated the dog, or trespassed, those circumstances never apply in the case of a child.

Young children do not have the capacity to understand intent and it is the responsibility of pet owners to supervise the actions of their pet whenever a child is present.

Attorney Nypaver  is committed to helping injured people find the financial resources they need to recover after serious injuries. You could be eligible for compensation for your medical and rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

When Unrestrained Animals Cause Accidents

South central Pennsylvania is largely a rural area, with many farms and livestock. Just as dog owners are responsible for maintaining control over their dog, farmers are responsible for maintaining control over horses, cows, and other livestock. But it's not unheard of to see a cow on the road if poor fence maintenance allowed escape.

Striking a cow or horse with your car can cause a great deal of damage to your car and to you. If you suffered serious injuries or damage to your vehicle after a collision with a farm animal, contact Attorney Joseph Nypaver. You may be able to get compensation for your injuries and auto damage.