A mother and her two children were attacked by a pit bull in South Philadelphia earlier this month. According to a CBS3.com news report, the dog was being kept at a local business. Fortunately, this attack was not fatal. Such vicious dog attacks on children can often be fatal.
Pennsylvania's Dog Law has undergone some changes in the past 20 years. Under its most recent version, a dog owner can be held liable for a dog attack or dog bite if the dog shows signs of viciousness. The "one free bite rule" no longer applies. In fact, dog owners can and often are held liable for a single, first attack.
Also, liability does not always stop with the dog owner. Others can be held liable as well. Trainers, dog sitters, and even breeders can be held liable.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, contact the White and Williams team, experienced in dog attack and dog bite law. We serve all accident victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and always offer a free consultation. 1-877-944-8396