Does a Dog Actually Have to Bite Someone for its Owner to be Liable for Injuries?

Posted on: February 26th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell

On 2/19/14, Attorney Thomas J. Newell received a telephone call from a concerned dog owner. Someone opened the front door that morning and the family dog ran out into the street and chased a young boy. While the dog never actually bit the child, he did fall and sustained an injury to his arm.


The Allentown dog bite attorney informed the dog owner that he would be responsible for the injuries the boy sustained. Neither the PA Dog Law nor Pennsylvania personal injury law requires an actual bite for legal liability to be assessed to the dog owner.

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