New Jersey Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Like many accidents, dog bites occur quite frequently and are often unprovoked. These types of attacks can be dangerous not matter the size of the dog. The majority of victims of dog bites attacks are children and even small dogs can leave them with horrible injuries. When a dog suddenly becomes violent, victims are often caught by surprise. Children between 1 and 9 years of age are at the highest risk for dog bites, with boys in this age group at a higher risk than girls. Also, children under 10 years of age are more likely to be bitten on the head or neck than other areas of the body.
Dog Bite cases are unique depending on whether or not the owner of the dog knew that the dog was dangerous or if the dog was roaming in violation of a leash law. As result, if you are involved with a dog attack, it is imperative that you document as much of the circumstances surrounding the attack as possible.
Recovering from the bite is only the first part of problems. Dog bite injuries are not only physically damaging but can also be traumatizing to the victim. Because dog bites often involve dogs known to the victim and his relatives, the incident is more likely to divide people and result in a greater stress on the victim.
The medical cost of a dog bite can be overwhelming, and effects of the dog bite can even lead to emotional turmoil depending on severity. Often there is insurance coverage under the dog owner’s homeowner’s policy. You should make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
You should always seek medical help after an animal bite and you might actually help to identify a negligent dog owner and have them on record. By reporting the accident, you also make sure to teach the negligent dog owner something precious. Always report a dog bite injury regardless of the dog or the wound size. Even if the wound looks benign, the most common problem following an animal bite is a simple infection.
If you or your loved one has been attacked and injured by a dog, you need to be aware of what compensation you may be eligible to receive. It is imperative that you consult a dog bite lawyer who will help evaluate the value of your case and weigh in on the fairness of a settlement offer. Our attorneys work tirelessly to provide you with diligent representation and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact an attorney at the law office of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble for a free no obligation consultation. You can simply contact us online or call 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.