If you are bit by a dog in Philadelphia, what happens? Can you sue the owner for premises liability if you are on their property? If you are the owner, what rights do you have? Many people in Pennsylvania are unaware of the laws surrounding dog bites. This may be detrimental to those that have been bit or to owners who are unaware of how they can defend themselves and their pets.
When a person is bit by a dog, the results can vary widely. Some may be nipped and hurt for a moment without any breaching of the skin. Others may become the victim of a dog bite and need hours of surgery to repair the damage that has been done. Owners are often held liable for the damage that has occurred to the person but according to some laws, landlords may also be held liable.
A news anchor, during a report, was bit by a dog that the anchor had not met before. The owner was present and holding the canine when the dog bite occurred.