| Blog | PA Superior Court Grants Summary Judgment in Dog Bite Case

PA Superior Court Grants Summary Judgment in Dog Bite Case

Learn more about a Pennsylvania dog bite case

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has granted summary judgment in a personal injury in a dog bite case involving a child. The mother of the victim child filed a personal injury action against the Landlord of the property averring that the Landlord was in control of the property and knew or should have known of the violent tendencies of the dog.

Suffered a dog bite or attack? Contact a Mooney & Associates Personal Injury Attorney today.

Dog Bite Case Ruling

The Court upheld the rule that in order for a Landlord to be liable for a dog bite, the Landlord must have actual knowledge that the tenant harbors a dog with violent propensities.

Furthermore, the fact that one tenant does odd property related jobs at the property does not make him/her an actual agent of the Landlord and therefore his knowledge can not be imputed on to the Landlord.

In terms of knowledge of a Landlord, the Court upheld the standard of actual knowledge. Constructive knowledge, or otherwise stated ‘should have known’, is not sufficient.

Count on Mooney

If you or a loved one are injured in an animal attack, contact Mooney and Associates. Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine your next steps to help cover medical expenses and damages.

Mooney & Associates has 15 offices through Central Pennsylvania including:

Learn more about our animal attack personal injury services and how our experienced team can assist you. Contact us today for a FREE consultation or call us at 717-632-4656 or toll free at 877-632-4656.

Want to learn more about this dog bite case? Read the decision here.

Share Post


Recent Post

Get The Representation You Need Today!

Secure Your Justice.
Contact Us Today

Related Blogs