On October 26th, an East Goshen couple in their 50′s left their home to take a walk around their neighborhood. Little did they know that a short while later, they would be rushed to the Paoli Hospital emergency room to treat multiple dog bite wounds.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:40 p.m., on the first block of Brookmont Drive. According to reports from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department, four dogs escaped from their home and attacked the couple while they were walking. Initially all the dogs were believed to be pit bulls, however, sources report that three of the dogs were pit bull mixes, and one was a border collie. Each victim was attacked by two dogs, and the attack only ended once a neighbor came to their aid after hearing them screaming for help. The owners arrived and secured their dogs, and the couple was treated at the hospital for multiple lacerations and other dog bite related injuries. The injuries were quite serious, but fortunately, were not life threatening.

Although the owners were able to provide up to date vaccination records for the dogs, Animal Protective Services seized the animals and placed them in a 10-day quarantine. Owners Joseph Mehl and Eva Misetic were cited by officials for the violation of several of Pennsylvania’s dog laws. Whether the couple who were injured plan to bring a claim against the dog owners for their medical expenses is not known at this time.

Were You or a Loved One Injured by an Aggressive Dog?

Aggressive dogs are unfortunately common, and thousands of dog attacks occur every year. If you or a loved one were bitten by a dog or injured in a dog attack, you could be eligible for compensation to cover the cost of your medical expenses, any lost wages that resulted from being out of work because of the attack, and emotional trauma related to the attack.

At the Law Firm of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we have the skills and resources necessary to provide you with aggressive legal representation in any dog bite case. Whether you or a loved one received minor injuries or were critically injured, we can help you obtain the compensation that you rightfully deserve after being harmed by another person’s dog. We will seek justice through any means necessary, including mediation, arbitration and when necessary, zealous litigation.

We have successfully represented numerous families and individuals who have been the victim of a dog attack, and can bring our experience and expertise to the table in your case. We are intimately familiar with Pennsylvania’s dog bite laws, and will fully examine your case to determine every possible avenue of financial restitution for your pain and suffering.

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