Pennsylvania Dog Bite Lawyer
Protect Your Rights with a Pennsylvania Dog Bites Lawyer
Dog attacks are serious matters. A dog attack can result in physical and emotional scarring, trauma, disfigurement, and other catastrophic injuries that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Dog bites are the most common types of animal attacks. If you or a loved one was attacked, you may be entitled to compensation. A knowledgeable dog bite lawyer at Metzger Wickersham may be able to help you.
Contact Metzger Wickersham to learn more about how we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries. With a larger-than-average support staff, our team can devote tremendous amounts of personal attention to you and your specific case circumstances.
Dog Bite Injuries
Dogs bite about 4.5 million people annually, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 885,000 people, or almost one in five of those who are attacked, need medical treatment. Additionally, tens of thousands of people need reconstructive surgery as a result of their injuries.
- Common dog bite injuries include:
- Puncture wounds
- Facial and body scarring
- Nerve damage
- Infections from scrapes and lacerations
With so much at stake, dog bite injury victims need someone to stand up for their legal rights.
Children & Dog Bite Injuries
In dog attacks, children are especially at risk, with the rate of dog bite injuries being highest in the 5-9 year old age group. The CDC reports that children are more likely to receive medical attention for dog bite injuries than adults.
Children should be taught basic safety tips when interacting with dogs, in order to avoid the risk of dog bite accidents. However, sometimes accidents are unavoidable, because dogs are unpredictable, may be poorly trained or have a tendency for aggressive behavior. If a dog bite incident does occur, it's important to know what to do.
Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
If a dog bit you, a friend or family member, turn to Metzger Wickersham. A dog bite attorney with our firm can help you obtain justice and peace of mind. Dog bite injuries can have a significant impact on a victim's life. At Metzger Wickersham, an experienced dog bite attorney can fight for your rights. We proudly serve clients from convenient office locations throughout the state.
Call us at (888) 286-2850 today for a free case evaluation!