Every year, thousands of United States citizens are injured or killed by dog bites or other animal attacks. Hundreds of thousands of these victims seek out medical attention to treat their injuries. Unfortunately, the majority of these dog bite victims are children, who account for 60% of all reported dog bite injuries.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite or animal attack, then the New Jersey injury lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. can help you claim damages. Contact us today at 1-800-346-5529 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.
As any type of dog is capable of attacking a human, even the dog of a family member or friend may attack a familiar face. It is the responsibility of the dog owner to be in charge of his or her animal at all times. This includes having the control to prevent an attack. New Jersey law holds all dog owners responsible for any damage their animals cause to others, even if the canine had never before exhibited dangerous behavior.
The New Jersey dog law states that an owner of any type of dog which may bite another individual while a person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the dog owners property, shall be liable for damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners knowledge of such viciousness.
Many times dog bite injuries will range in severity, due to the nature of the dog bite. In some cases a dog will simply nip an individual, which may cause minor bleeding or swelling, whereas when a dog decides to attack it can cause much more severe damages.
Some types of dog bite injuries include:
If you have been injured due to a dog attack, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. This will ensure all injuries are properly cared for and also provide you with the medical documents needed by our attorneys to develop a case against the negligent dog owners.
In 2000, there was a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which reviewed a 20 year time period in order to determine the most dangerous types of dog breeds. This report reviled that at least 27 people were killed by dog bite attacks between 1997 and 1998, while there were 238 total fatalities in the 20 years leading up to 2000.
Some of the most dangerous types of dogs include:
Furthermore, the study indicated that Pit Bulls and Rottweilers were included in 67 percent of all fatalities between 1997 and 1998. Of course, there are many causes which may result in a dog being more dangerous.
At Levinson Axelrod Attorneys At Law, we have sympathy for those individuals injured by dog bites and will work tirelessly to achieve the maximum compensation benefits available. Having achieved MILLIONS in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, we will help guide you through the entire litigation process.
With our main office in Edison, New Jersey we are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere.
Some locations are attorneys serve include:
If you have been seriously injured as the result of an animal attack or dog bite in New Jersey, the dog bite attorneys at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering compensation. Contact us today at 1-800-346-5529.
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