If you or a loved one have been the victim of a dog bite in Pittsburgh, you need to act quickly. After you seek medical attention, secure help from a Pittsburgh dog bite lawyer who will ensure you are treated fairly. You should not be on the line for medical expenses or damages because of a dog owner’s negligence. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are ready to get to work to secure the compensation you need.
Dogs are arguably the most popular pets in the United States. Estimates say that there are around 90 million dogs in US households and that around half of all household have at least one dog.
Most dog bites are minor, and people require little to no care at all. However, for the nearly one million bites that do require a hospital visit, the injuries can be devastating.
Dogs have powerful jaws, and dog bites can inflict serious soft tissue damage as well as damage to arteries and veins. In many cases, dog bites cause disfigurement and impaired mobility for victims. Surgery is often required to restore a person’s functionality and appearance.
Many dog bites are caused when a dog is scared or when someone reaches for the dog’s food bowl. Often, though, dog bites occur due to owner negligence. In some cases, dog owners:
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a dog bite, you may be eligible for compensation. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we will work to investigate whether a dog owner’s negligence caused your injuries. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses. This can include: