Electric Fence OK

Date: April 4, 2007

A person entered the property of another to thank him for helping out in a matter. The person was attacked by a dog who was confined on the property by an electric fence. The person suffered serious dog bites. The person sued the dog owner claiming negligence. In the case of Bucher v Naylor, an Adams County Judge dismissed the injured person’s lawsuit. The Judge found that the claim was barred by the Pennsylvania Dog Law because the dog was confined to the owner’s property by an electric fence. Under the law the owner could only be held responsible if the dog was allowed to run free and remain unconfined.

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.