Animal Attack Injuries


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What to Do if You Have Been Bitten

  1. Get medical help.
  2. Get the owner’s information (including dog tags) and call the police.
  3. Take pictures of the injury, animal, and scene of the attack.
  4. Call a dog-bite attorney.

There is a limited time statute of two years (both states) to file a personal injury claim from the date of the injury. Don’t delay in contacting one of our personal injury attorneys in philadelphia!

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Not Just Dog Owners

There are other parties that can be held liable for a dog-bite injury. These parties include:

  1. A kennel, dog sitter or pound
  2. Parents of minors
  3. Property owners
  4. Landlords or property management companies

In states that do not have dog-bite laws, an injured person must prove the dog owner knew (or should have known) that the dog was dangerous, meaning the dog has:

  • attacked with or without provocation.
  • attacked another animal resulting in serious injury or death.
  • been used in the commission of a crime.

Other Animals

Although most animal attacks pertain to dogs, there are other animals that cause injuries, such as horses (kicks), snakes, birds, and ferrets. These attacks are covered under strict liability laws.

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We Have a Proven Track Record in Getting Large Settlements

We give our trust to doctors and hospitals to receive the best care. You or a loved one was injured or has a disease that requires the best treatment. You are nervous and upset and just want the ordeal to be over. But, what happens if you get a bad outcome? Is it medical malpractice? To know if you have a medical malpractice case, you need to have proof that the doctor was negligent.

At Saffren & Weinberg, we can determine if you have a medical malpractice case.

Medical malpractice is when a physician is negligent in providing standard care and his or her patient is injured as a result. What exactly is standard care? Standard care is what the medical community agrees upon for what diagnostic tests and treatments that are appropriate to your condition. A doctor must make decisions that align with what the medical community finds acceptable.
When there is a bad result from a surgery or treatment, a patient cannot sue for what could happen, only for what did happen. The patient must prove that there was poor standard


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Coverage of Animal Bites

Learn about how to distinguish between the different types of animal bites and attacks.

Types of Animal Attacks

Every animal bite is treated differently in the world of insurance. If you know how well you are covered you will be a head of the game.

Who to Contact

Each bite will need a differnt lawyer due to the animals who gave it and who their owner is. Know who you will need to talk to to get your money when you need it.



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