If you, or someone you love, have been injured because a German Shepherd attacked you, you're probably already aware of the frustration and anger that can follow. You may have medical bills from broken bones, puncture wounds, or injuries to your face. You might even have scars for the rest of your life, which can take a toll on you emotionally. If your child suffered dog bite from a German Shepherd, they may be self-conscious for years because of a scar on their face.
Our experienced dog bite lawyers understand the stress and pain that comes with an animal attack like this – physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. That's why our attorneys will be by your side to protect your legal rights from beginning to end.
German Shepherds, a large-sized breed that originated in Germany, have become one of the most popular dogs throughout the U.S. Remember the lovable Rin Tin Tin? German Shepherds are very intelligent and often serve with K9 officers. However, if they haven't been socialized by their owner, they can become over-protective of their family and territory. Studies have suggested that German Shepherds are more likely to attack and bite humans than some other dog breeds.
Remember: A dog breed alone doesn't guarantee that a dog will or won't be dangerous. A dog owner's behavior toward his or her dog is the biggest factor in determining whether a dog will be dangerous or not. A dog will be more likely to bite or attack if its owner encourages aggressive behavior. You can help prevent dog bites by following these safety tips.
Generally, the owner of the German Shepherd is responsible for the actions of their dog, but every state has its own dog bite laws and leash laws. If an owner fails to control their dog and that dog bites or injures someone, the owner may be responsible for their medical bills, pain and suffering, scars, and missed work time. Not to mention, they could face additional fines and even jail time if they own a dog that is "dangerous" or "potentially dangerous" and didn't follow the law.
Dog bite cases can get very tricky, which is why you need help from an experienced dog bite lawyer. Whether you want justice, need money to pay your medical bills, or don't want to file a claim against the person responsible – our attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates are ready to help you. You owe it to yourself to learn your legal options and find out if you have a dog bite injury case.
If you, or someone you love, is bitten by a German Shepherd, seek medical attention immediately. Dog bite injuries can range from a few teeth marks to life-threatening puncture wounds, so it's very important to document your injuries and begin treatment.
Next, gather as much evidence from the dog attack as you can. Take pictures of your injuries, the place where you were attacked, and clothes you wore. If you have had problems with the German Shepherd before – such as if you've reported the dog's behavior to its owner or authorities previously – find any records you kept as well.
Then, contact Edgar Snyder & Associates. Our Pennsylvania law firm has helped hundreds of people who were injured in dog bite attacks, and we're ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. From hiring experts and gathering evidence, from traveling to you if you're in the hospital to answering your dog bite legal questions, we will treat you with respect and fight to get you the money you need to get your life back on track.
Our successful track record speaks for itself, but if you're still not sure whether hiring our Pennsylvania lawyers to handle your dog bite case is worth it, know that "there's never a fee unless we get money for you." If we don't win your case or get you a settlement in your favor, you won't owe us anything.
If you were attacked by a German Shepherd, you may have a case and need an experienced dog bite lawyer on your side.
The best thing you can do is call us toll-free at 1-866-9-4EDGAR (1-866-943-3427), or fill out the form at the top right of this webpage for a no obligation, free legal evaluation.
It's important to act fast before evidence disappears and the dog hurts someone else. Our phones answer 24/7, so contact us today.