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What Happens If An Animal Bites You Or Knocks You Down?

At Scherline & Associates, we see clients who have suffered dog bites and other animal bites that cause significant injuries. Dog owners are legally obligated to control their animals and prevent damage to person or property. Even so, over 2 million injuries in the United States each year are caused by dog bites or dog knock-downs. Unfortunately, many of those victims are children.

You have the right to protect yourself physically and legally against a dog or animal attack. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Report the attack to your local animal control authorities and to the police
  • Record the name, address and telephone number of the owner and of any witnesses
  • Keep detailed records of any medical bills so that the reimbursement process proceeds swiftly

Injuries from dog bites and knock-downs can range from physical and cosmetic to emotional. We have assisted clients with personal injury claims for over 40 years. We represent clients throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. When you have been attacked by a dog or an animal, you need to pursue just compensation.

Get Your Questions Answered By A Skilled Lehigh Valley Injury Lawyer

We will respond to client inquiries 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Call our office at 484-268-1175, or send us a request online to set up your free consultation.

Our responsive team prides itself on consistent and comprehensive client communication so that our clients remain informed throughout the process. We want our clients to get the peace of mind they deserve.

From our office in Allentown, our attorneys serve clients throughout Pennsylvania.

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