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Can I sue the dog that bit me? This is a common question many clients have asked me over the years. To the best of my knowledge, no dog has ever been made a defendant in the state of Pennsylvania! However, although dogs can’t be sued, by law the pet owner is fully responsible for the dog’s actions, including any injury caused by the animal.
This question about suing the dog is asked for very good reason: dog bites can be serious business, and if bitten, you are entitled to compensation for both medical expenses and reimbursement for any lost earnings. Unfortunately, out of the 4 million Americans bitten annually by a dog and the 800,000 who present for medical attention, only a fraction claim damages from insurance payouts.
How to Report a Dog Bite in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Police Department
750 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia Animal Control
2300 Poplar Street. Building #4
Philadelphia, PA 19130
To report a dog bite, you can call 267-385-3800 which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.