Dangerous Dog Charge After Berks County Dog Bite Attack

Posted on: October 19th, 2010       Attorney Thomas Newell

In October of 2010, a Berks County couple was charged with harboring a dangerous dog after their Great Dane attacked a Reading PA dog bite victim.  The defendants were hosting a football party and had locked the Great Dane in an unused portion of the residence.  As the guests were helping to clean up on the porch, the Reading resident asked permission to go back inside to use the bathroom.

Shortly after re-entering the home, the woman was the victim of an unprovoked attack by the Great Dane.  The owners had let the Great Dane out without telling any of the guests.  Your PA dog bite lawyer notes that it took 3 people to pull the Great Dane off her.  The PA dog attack victim had instinctively put up her right arm to protect her face.

The Reading PA resident was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where she was treated for approximately 5 hours.  Stitches were needed to close some of her arm lacerations.  The dog bite victim was also given a tetanus shot.  As a Pennsylvania dog attack attorney, I believe the dog owners acted in a negligent fashion by letting their dog loose before all of the guests had departed.  Clearly, they must have had concerns that their Great Dane could not interact with strangers safely.  Otherwise, why would they have locked up their dog away from their guests while everyone was inside the home?

There were still children left at the party when the dog attack took place.  Fortunately, none of them had gone back inside the home before the woman was bitten.  If you have sustained a serious injury in a Pennsylvania dog bite attack, please call me as soon as possible at 800-980-4842.  We can schedule an immediate home consultation.  Information regarding my representation of Pennsylvania dog bite victims can be found at my website www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.