Most of us don’t give dog bites too much thought, but dog bites may lead to serious injuries. While dogs are meant to be man’s best friends, some dogs are less friendly than others. When you encounter a dog that you don’t know, always proceed with caution and teach your children to follow your lead.
If a dog bites you—even if you think the bite isn’t serious—make safety your priority and seek medical attention for any necessary treatments and tests. If the dog’s owner is present when the dog attacks you (or if you can locate the owner), protect both yourself and your dog bite claim:
An experienced dog bite attorney will help protect your rights during complicated New Jersey dog bite cases. At The Levin Firm, we understand just how much trauma dog bites can cause, and we’re here to help. Our dog bite attorneys have the experience, skill, and compassion to guide your case toward its just compensation.
Some dogs have extremely strong jaws and gnashing teeth. As such, their bites can cause severe injuries. In fact, dog bites can lead to the following complications:
If you or someone you care about suffered a dog bite, don’t take a wait and see approach—seek immediate medical attention. Don’t leave your health to chance.
New Jersey law dictates liability when it comes to dog bite claims:
New Jersey takes a firm stance when it comes to dog bites and employs strict liability, which means that the owner of the dog that bites is liable for any injuries that result from the bite—even if the owner used reasonable care to restrain the animal and take similar protections. In New Jersey, in other words, the elements necessary to bring a dog bite claim are simply that a dog bit you while on public property or while legally on private property (you weren’t trespassing). Plaintiffs need not prove negligence.
Like other states, New Jersey employs a statute of limitations when it comes to personal injury claims like dog bite cases. In New Jersey, you have two years from the time a dog bites you to bring a legal claim. Dog bites can upset you, and it’s natural to want to put them out of your mind. Because dog bite injuries can fester and become more serious with time, however, take such injuries seriously. First, seek medical treatment, then consult with an experienced dog bite lawyer as soon as you can.
Dog bite incidents are not only harrowing but also extremely painful and expensive. Your dog bite claim should compensate you for all the serious financial burdens you incur:
Your claim should also address the expense of lost wages and any reduction in your ability to earn a living. Finally, consider the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
Dog bite cases are complicated and require experienced legal counsel. Your rights and your rightful compensation matter.
DogsBite.org has compiled some of the most alarming statistics related to dog bites:
Dog bites can cause serious injuries. If you or someone you love suffered a dog bite, get the immediate medical attention that you need.
If a dog attacked and bit you, you know what devastation that can cause. If a dog injured your child, it can result in more trauma still—in fact, children are especially vulnerable to dog bites. Don’t navigate this complicated and emotionally fraught course on your own—an experienced dog bite lawyer will guide your claim toward the full and just compensation to which New Jersey law entitles you.
The dedicated legal team at The Levin Firm in Atlantic City has the experience, commitment, and compassion to guide your dog bite claim toward its most positive resolution. Our skilled dog bite attorneys are here to help, so please contact us online or call the office today at (215) 825-5183.
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