Dog Bites

Although any type of animal attack can prove devastating, dog bite victims are often left with both physical and emotional scars. In 2016, there were 31 dog bite-related fatalities in the U.S. Dog bite injury attorneys can help you to navigate through this often confusing time.

Dogs are often considered to be members of the family. In fact, many laws have now been passed to protect them. However, sometimes dogs can become aggressive and bite you or a loved one, causing severe injury. Non-family dogs were responsible for the majority (55%) of dog bite-related deaths in 2016. Of these victims, 42% were either visiting or temporarily living with the dog’s owner at the time of the attack.

When not fatal, these attacks can be very serious, resulting in various injuries including:

  • Broken Bones
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Rabies

Dog Bite Compensation

Unfortunately, less than 1% of dog bite victims are actually compensated. Despite the fact that dogs bite at least 4.7 million Americans per year, insurance companies only pay about 15,000 to 16,000 victims. You deserve justice.

You may be reluctant to take legal action since many people are attacked by dogs belonging to friends and family. However, pursuing compensation for expensive injuries is not litigious, since medical bills for dog bites can be very expensive. Additionally, since most renters’ and homeowners’ insurance policies cover dog bite injury damages, we are generally pursuing compensation from insurance companies rather than the owner of the animal.

Dogs can truly be wonderful pets, but under New Jersey law, their owners have the responsibility to ensure that their dog does not bite or harm another individual.

New Jersey is a strict liability state, meaning that all it takes is one bite. Recovery does not hinge upon whether this is the first time the dog has bitten anyone or whether its owner knew of its history of aggression.

The Wright Law Firm Can Help

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, an experienced dog bite attorney can help you to recover money for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. For a free consultation and to learn more about your options, contact The Wright Law Firm online or call us at (609) 759-2500.

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