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A Pit Bull Lawyer Discusses Defenses to Dog Bite Claims

Defenses to Dog Bite Claims

The first line of defense is that the owner or handler had reasonable control of the dog. That is all the law requires. Recovery of damages will be a challenge if the owner had control.

Another common defense in dog bite cases is that the plaintiff harassed the dog in some way, provoking the attack. If, for example, a group of teenage boys were taunting and…

A Pit Bull Attorney Discusses Dog Bite Claims

This blog discusses the law for Pit Bull attack claims and also claims against the owner of any other breed of dog that causes injury.

The law that governs the conduct of dog owners is referred to as the Dog Law of December 22, 1965, P.L. 1124, Art VII, @702, 3 P.S. @460-702.  The relevant provision states:
It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any dog to fail
to keep at all times…

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