New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney
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Did you know that around 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year? In New Jersey, dog bite cases are governed by the Dog Bite Statute. This law says that if an owner’s dog bites another person, they are responsible for compensating the victim for any damages caused by this bite. Even if the dog didn’t bite a person, they may still be held liable for any other injuries it may have caused. The most vulnerable to dog bites are children. When children or adults are attacked or bitten by dogs, it can lead to eye damage, lacerations, scarring and disfigurement, and even psychologic damages and post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you or a loved one suffered a dog bite, do not hesitate to exercise your legal right to seek compensation.
I’ve Been Bitten by a Dog. What Should I Do?
Some people don’t realize right away that they have legal options to pursue financial recovery after a dog attacks them. Their primary focus may be getting medical attention and care. After that, questions may start to arise. Who is responsible for the dog? Will you have to pay for medical expenses out of pocket? What can you do to hold the owner accountable? That is where Levinson Axelrod, P.A. comes in. Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers understand dog bite cases and can guide you through this time. We can help you with the following steps:
- Making sure you get the best possible medical care
- Gathering sufficient evidence to build your claim
- Identifying the owner and taking legal action against them
- Preparing your case to go all the way to trial
- Negotiating a just settlement out of court if possible
You can rest assured knowing that our legal team will be there for you through every step when you entrust your dog bite case to us. We understand the laws surrounding dog bites and attacks and can use our insight and legal resources to ensure you are given the maximum compensation possible. From evaluating the emotional damage done by the dog attack to documenting the physical lacerations, we walk you through every key step.
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You don’t want just any trial attorney representing you in court. You want a local advocate who cares about your case and your future. Our New Jersey injury attorneys have 75+ years of collective experience and are proud to represent clients throughout our communities. From Monmouth County to Somerset County, we have eight offices throughout the state to serve injured individuals in all 21 New Jersey counties.
Give us a call today at (732) 440-3089 to get started on your case. We can also review your claim through a free case evaluation.