Dangerous Dog Conviction for Bucks County Pit Bull Owner

Posted on: September 28th, 2010       Attorney Thomas Newell

On September 17, 2010, a Bensalem PA pit bull owner was found guilty of harboring a dangerous dog and failure to confine his pit bull in violation of the PA Dog Law.  On April 23, 2010, an employee of a propane delivery company was given instructions to deliver propane to a home on Byberry Road in Bucks County which had requested the service.

As a Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer, I am amazed that the pit bull owner came to the front door and opened the door to speak with the delivery man without restraining his pit bull.  Unfortunately, the dog ran out the door and attacked the Perkasie resident.  The Bucks County dog bite victim grabbed a rock and hit the pit bull to stop the attack.

Finally, the pit bull owner grabbed the pit bull and pulled him back into the home.  The PA dog bite victim sustained injuries to his leg, hand and side.  He received medical care at Lansdale Hospital where they gave the dog bite victim a tetanus shot and antibiotics.  He later experienced a numb sensation in his leg where he was bitten.  Physical therapy for his hand was provided.

At the September Hearing before District Justice Leonard J. Brown, your Pennsylvania dog bite attorney was present when both the PA dog bite victim and the pit bull owner testified.  There was no dispute that this was an unprovoked attack.  If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania, I suggest you telephone me at 800-980-4842.  I provide a free home consultation.  You can also contact me by way of my website at www.PADogAttackLawyer.com.