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My son was attacked by a dog when he was 6 years old. He is now 10 years old and is still affected by the attack. He may need another surgery to minimize the scar on his face from the attack. Can we still sue the owner of the dog that attacked our son?

 

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Yes.  Because your son is a minor, you can still file suit even though it has been over 2 years since the attack.  Pennsylvania has a two-year statute of limitations for negligence cases, including dog attack cases. Generally, a lawsuit must be filed within two years of the attack. However, if the victim is a minor, the suit can be filed within two years of the victim’s eighteenth birthday.

Your son should not have to suffer because of someone's negligence.  If he needs future medical care, there will be medical expenses that need to be paid.  These expenses can be recovered from the responsible party.  If you would like to discuss your son's dog attack with a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer, feel free to contact us at 877.944.8396.

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