Close-up of a light brown dog baring its teeth, possibly in a snarl or growl. The dog has a shiny black nose, visible gums, and sharp white teeth. The fur is smooth and the dog's expressive eyes are looking to the side. If you experience a dog bite like this in Pennsylvania, you might consider whether to sue.

Most of us are dog lovers, for obvious reasons. However, certain dogs have been poorly trained, neglected, or otherwise, turning them into violent, aggressive dogs. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a dog attack, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being attacked by a dog?

After a dog bite, you should always call the police. They will also send an ambulance to transport you to a nearby hospital for treatment. From here, you should ask the dog owner for his/her information, ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information, and take pictures of your injuries. Once you are treated and have left the hospital, ensure you retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof to win you the compensation you deserve.

How do I know if I can sue a dog owner for a bite?

To sue a dog owner after an attack, you will have to prove that the dog owner in question failed to take the necessary precautions to ensure his or her dog did not hurt anyone. For example, dog owners must keep their dogs on leashes when in public. If you can prove that the dog owner did not have control of his or her dog and you were injured, there is a very good chance you will be able to sue. However, you should bear in mind that dog owners can defend themselves against charges of negligence. For instance, if they can prove that you were trespassing or were teasing the dog, thus provoking the attack, you may not be able to sue. If you believe a negligent dog owner was at fault for your injuries, do not hesitate to speak with our knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process ahead.


There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.