Basking Ridge Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Fairlawn New Jersey Dog Attack Attorney
All dogs are capable of biting and causing serious injuries to anyone they attack, especially innocent child. If a dog bites someone, the dog owner is responsible for any and all injuries directly resulting from the dog bite. A New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney can assist you in proving your dog injury case and in recovering compensation.
Dog owners should generally know the personality of their dog, but their dog may still bite or attack an innocent victim. Generally, most dog owners are unaware or oblivious to how viciousness their dog acts. Aside from dog attacks which are caused by provoking the dog, the attacking dog may have been abused, the dog could be trained to fight or kill, or they may be scared of humans. As a defense mechanism, the attacking dog may bite your hand, face or other body part causing serious injuries.
Injured in a Dog Bite Attack?
If someone is attacked by a dog, the dog may transfer the rabies disease which requires medical attention. The dog's sharp teeth may also puncture vital organs, amputate limbs, severe scarring, injuries to the face, cause a serious accident and possibly wrongful death or an accidental death. The person who suffered the dog bite may also be suffering from emotional distress in additional to the observable physical injuries.
A child attacked by a dog may require plastic surgery to handle the physical scars especially from dog bites to the child's face. When dangerous dog breeds attack your face, you can generally recover higher damages because of all of the required surgeries which will be required. Facial dog bites may also sever important nerves which will prevent that person from expressing emotion for which they should be compensated. It is up to your lawyer to determine the value which should be associated with your particular injuries for which they can then present to the dog owner's insurance company.
Compensation for your dog bite injuries depends on the particular circumstances of your dog attack case. Some of the relevant factors in determining the value of a dog attack case include whether the dog owner knew the dog would attack or if it previously bit or attacked someone. It is dog bite attorneys' goal to seek the largest compensation possible given your particular facts of your dog attack with a heavy focus on your injuries.
Generally, you recover compensation from the attacking dog owner's homeowner's insurance - where the insurance company may be held responsible if the dog bites or attacks someone. It is the insurance company's responsibility to pay even if the dog attack doesn't occur at the dog owner's home or on his property. If the dog owner is renting an apartment, Mark Law Firm, dog attack lawyers in New Jersey, will seek compensation from the owner of the rental apartment property - especially if they were aware of the dog's aggression and propensity to bite or attack, or if the property owner knew of previous dog attacks.
Contact Our Lawyer Firm about your Dog Bite Injury!
Speak to our New Jersey Dog Bite attorney today about any injuries you may have sustained due to an assault and battery. Contact Mark Law Firm, and speak to one of our Dog Bite lawyers today by calling 888-734-8287 , or one of our local Office numbers of 908-626-1001 (Somerset County - Basking Ridge), 973-440-2311 (Bergen County – Oradell); 973-440-2311 ( ). Also, feel free to speak to one of our attorneys online by filing out our contact us sheet on the top page of this website.