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Who is Responsible When a Dog Attack Occurs?

Good Day PA

Every year, approximately 4.5 million dog attacks occur throughout the United States. Dog attacks can be very serious and about half of the dog attacks that occur result in a visit to a medical facility. In addition to being very serious, dog attacks can also be very expensive with the average cost of a dog bite-related hospital stay being $18,200.

Dick Freeburn was recently featured on ABC 27’s Good Day PA in honor of “Responsible Pet Owners Month”, sharing why dog attacks occur and who is responsible when an attack occurs.

Dog attacks can occur due to a variety of reasons including a dog being:

  • Startled
  • In pain
  • Fearful
  • Possessive of food or toys

It is important to keep these things in mind when interacting with a dog to avoid triggering them and to prevent an attack from occurring. Should a dog attack occur, the responsibility of the attack falls on the owner of the dog. Watch this video to learn more:

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious dog bite call Freeburn Law at (717) 777-7777 or 570-777-7777. You need an experienced PA dog bite lawyer to work for you. Depending on the pet owners insurance, you may be able to collect compensation to cover all of your medical bills, lost time from work, and other related damages connected to the dog attack.

Harrisburg’s leading personal injury attorneys at Freeburn Law will fight hard to seek the justice and the compensation you deserve. Just call the 7’s for help at 717-777-7777 or 570-777-7777. There is no attorney’s fee due up front, and we only get paid after you do.

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I would like to thank Megan Harmon at Freeburn Law for doing a top notch job handling my case. My wife and I were very upset after an accident that caused harm to me due to a negligent driver running a stop sign and demolishing my wife’s vehicle. I lost use of my hand and missed some work due to my injuries. Megan handled my case with diligence, kept me informed and was always there when I had questions. The process was long but it was handled correctly and the outcome was worth it for us. Thanks again Megan and Freeburn Law!