According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 4.5 million dog bites and attacks occur each year and more than 800,000 of those bites required medical care. Dog attack injuries can be mild in some cases, but severe injuries can include muscle damage, scars and disfigurement, infections, and diseases. In an effort to protect residents and visitors from dog attacks, both West Virginia and the city of Wheeling have enacted dog bite laws that dog owners are required to comply with.
In addition to West Virginia law, the city of Wheeling has its own dog laws that Wheeling residents must comply with. Wheeling law specifically addresses vicious dogs including Pit Bull Terriers, Canary Breed, and Bulldogs. Wheeling also provides specific restrictions and regulations for these animals relating to enclosures, muzzles, and liability insurance.
Dog bite laws in West Virginia and Wheeling can be complicated and it is important to understand the law in order to recover from your injuries and damages. It is important to note that it is not only dog bite injuries that are recoverable. For example, we were recently able to secure a $250,000 recovery for a client who was knocked down by a neighbor’s dog causing her to fracture her hip. If you have suffered injuries caused by a dog, contact a Wheeling dog attack attorney with Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman. We know the law and we are ready to fight for you in order to see that you recover from all of your injuries and damages.
Make an appointment at our Pittsburgh office for your free consultation. We are confident that you will trust us with your legal needs and fight for what you deserve. We do not charge a fee for personally consulting with you. In every new case, our fee is only 25%. There is no fee unless recovery is made. We invite you to review the significant Pittsburgh, PA personal injury cases we have won.