When you have been involved in an automobile accident, your life is never the same. Depending on the circumstances, you may be dealing with extensive injuries, a damaged vehicle, lost wages and a mountain of medical bills. If another person or an entity was responsible for your accident, however, you may be entitled to compensation. If so, you can count on the Law Offices of Sam H. Jessee to help you fight for the justice you deserve.
In the state of Pennsylvania, there are statutes that form a “strict liability” for dog bites. Strict liability means that the defendant is liable in the event of a dog bite, and liability isn’t dependent on whether or not the defendant could’ve prevent the incident. The defendant is liable if the plaintiff did not provoke the dog and if the plaintiff was legally allowed to be where he was when the dog bite occurred. Under the strict liability statute, it doesn’t matter what the dog owner did or did not know about the dog prior to the incident. It’s a statute that makes proving and winning a dog bite case much easier. The theory behind the statute is that anyone who has a dog should be responsible for any damages it causes. Even if the dog owner was careful with the dog or didn’t know it would hurt anyone, he or she is still financially liable for damages. Pennsylvania also has laws that prohibit insures from canceling or denying coverage to the owners of dogs that have been classified as vicious.
Being injured in a slip and fall incident can be life-changing. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may find that you are unable to work and/or unable to enjoy your former hobbies. You may also be emotionally traumatized because of the incident itself and the pain and suffering that followed. In addition, you may face significant medical expenses that continue to accumulate long after your initial injuries have been treated. Fortunately, if another party was responsible for your fall, you may be entitled to compensation.