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KaplunMarx Dog Bite Cases
Dog bite injuries can be serious and even life-threatening. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it's essential to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
At KaplunMarx, our legal team has extensive experience handling dog bite injury cases, and we understand the unique challenges that individuals and their families face after a dog bite. We have a proven track record of successfully negotiating with insurance companies and securing fair settlements for our clients.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States, with children being the most common victims. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the number of dog bite cases is on the rise, and it's important to take legal action to hold responsible parties accountable.
Our legal team will work tirelessly to gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and build a strong case on your behalf. Whether you're dealing with medical expenses, lost wages, or other damages, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
At KaplunMarx, we understand that dog bite injuries can be traumatic events. Our legal team is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate representation to help you navigate the complex legal process. Don't wait to get the help you need. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Why You Should Talk To Us First
✓ 98% Success Rate - Attorneys with a track record that shows they personally care about every case and go the extra mile every time.
✓ No upfront costs - we front all of the legal fees and get paid on performance. In fact, we don't get paid unless you win
✓ We are local and we KNOW Pennsylvania's system - Just because a firm gets a license to practice law here and buy up a bunch of bill boards around town doesn't mean that they have real experience fighting cases in PA's legal system every day. We are a locally based firm with attorneys that focus on Pennsylvania injury cases. We eat, drink and breath this every day.
✓ We are not intimidated by litigation- We do not allow insurance carriers to strong arm, intimidate or stagnate claims. We will not hesitate to take them to court to fight for you when needed.
✓ No shortcuts - we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the highest compensation possible rather than settling right away as many injury firms do.
✓ We focus on you, not on getting the most cases in town like the guys on the billboards.
✓ Proprietary methods of case management for your very best client experience and ensure greater odds of success compared to high volume, low-touch firms.
✓ Talk directly to your attorney instead of getting passed off on case managers (if you've ever been through a car accident case, you'll know how valuable this is).
✓ We're consistently rated 5 stars by clients and have over 450 5-star reviews for a reason.
✓ No cost consultations we'll help you find out if you have a case. If you don't, we'll help point you in the right direction. Win-win.
✓ We get results without compromising service - It's not easy to find a firm that provides our brand of one-on-one service but which has the resources to get results that smaller practices may not be able to.
When a dog bites, it is a terrifying experience. Few people understand what it is like to be savagely attacked by “man’s best friend.” When an animal attacks and leaves you with a serious injury, it can be difficult to know what you should do. Our dog bite lawyers can provide you with the information you’re looking for so you can make informed decisions. Call the injury lawyers at KaplunMarx now to discuss your case during a free consultation.
How Common Are Dog Attacks?
Dog bites are far more common than many people think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites in the U.S. every year. Many of these bites lead to severe wounds, and in some cases, even death.
Dog Bite Laws in Pennsylvania
If this is the first time the dog has ever bitten someone, the law in Pennsylvania examines the severity of the injury. Dog bites are considered severe if they cause broken bone(s), deep cuts, loss of body parts, etc.
When the injury is severe, there is strict liability for the damages caused. Strict liability means that the plaintiff does not have to prove negligence. In this situation, the dog’s owner is always liable.
The concept of strict liability also comes into play if the dog has a history of biting or engaging in dangerous behavior. In cases like these, the dog’s owner is automatically subject to strict liability for subsequent bites.
However, regardless of the type of injury suffered in a dog bite accident, there is strict liability for medical bills. That means that the owner of the dog, hopefully through an insurance policy, is always liable to cover the medical bills of the person bitten, even if the injuries are not considered severe.
What Types of Dogs Attack People?
Dogs of all different sizes and breeds are capable of attacking people. However, some breeds are more likely to attack than others. Some of the dog breeds that tend to attack more often than others include:
- Pit Bull
- German Shepard
- Bull Mastiff
- Australian Shepard
Steps to Take After Being Bitten by an Aggressive Canine
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, call the police and ask for emergency medical assistance. Calling 9-1-1 ensures that you can get proper medical attention as soon as possible.
If possible, take some pictures of the scene where the bite occurred. Photos from the scene of the incident can be used as evidence in your personal injury claim.
You should also try to get information from the dog owner, and any witnesses that saw what happened. It’s much easier to collect this information now than it is to do so down the road.
Then, contact KaplunMarx, a personal injury law firm with local lawyers offering years of experience with dog bites. We will help you navigate the wonderful world of insurance claims and work tirelessly to reach the best possible outcome in your case.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Handle My Case?
There are a number of reasons why you should seek legal representation from a dog bite accident attorney instead of handling the claim on your own. Dog bites are often covered under homeowners’ insurance coverage, but that’s not always the case.
Hopefully, the owner of the dog has insurance coverage through a homeowner’s policy, but every personal injury case is different. Having handled many dog bite cases, we will turn over every rock to try and find insurance coverage for your injury.
Once we identify the insurance company that covers your injuries, we will begin negotiating to reach a fair settlement on your behalf. Dealing with the insurance company–who does not have your best interests in mind–can be overwhelming and stressful for dog bite victims. But, we are not afraid of going head-to-head with an aggressive insurance adjuster.
We know all of the tricks that insurance adjusters use to lower the value of your claim or reject it altogether. But, we won’t let them get away with these sneaky tactics. Let us fight for the compensation you deserve while you focus solely on recovering from your dog bite wound.
If the insurance company fails to make a fair offer, our attorneys will end the negotiations and take your case to court. In court, we will present a strong case that clearly shows that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. We will not back down until we have successfully secured full compensation on your behalf.
Discuss your Case with Experienced Dog Bite Lawyers
Have you been injured as a result of being attacked by a dog? If so, contact an animal attack lawyer at KaplunMarx at once.
Our dog bite lawyers have extensive experience helping dog bite victims recover the maximum compensation available in their personal injury claims. Schedule a free consultation with a dog bite lawyer on our team by calling or filling out the form on our website.
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Our Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation
Our duty is to hold the insurance company responsible for the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Studies have shown that hiring an experienced attorney can lead to more than 3.5x the amount of compensation! Our legal team is aggressive in court and compassionate with our clients. It's not your fault you are injured, and we want to make sure those at fault are held responsible.
We Work With Doctors to Lower Your Medical Bills
The local medical community has a good working relationship with us. The doctors we recommend are not only experienced in treating serious injuries, but many are willing to work with us to negotiate your medical bills down to put more money into your pocket.
We Make it Easier to Find Medical Treatment
Whether you have health insurance or not, our goal is to help you get in quickly with medical care professionals and specialists.
We Protect Our Clients' Rights
Insurance companies are notorious for using underhanded practices that lower your case's value or deny your claim altogether. So, when you hire us, we will act as a barrier between you and the insurance company, ensuring they can't contact you regarding your injuries without going through us first.
You Will Not Be Alone During This Process
We know the personal injury claims process is complicated. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way and answer your questions anytime.
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What People Say
Providing clients with exceptional service is a core value at KaplunMarx personal injury law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Take it from our satisfied client testimonials.
"I went through a lot when I was in my accident. Ted was professional and concerned about how I was doing...
...The office staff is extremely friendly and quick to assist your needs. They not only contacted me for updates, they checked in on my wellbeing. I can't express how grateful I am for their kindness and professionalism. I've never seen an attorney's office that cares as much as they do for their clients. I highly recommend their office and personally vouch that Ted Kaplun is a great attorney to have."