New Jersey Dog Bite & Animal Attack Lawyers
In New Jersey, dog owners are legally responsible for injuries caused by their dogs, regardless of whether the dog had previously acted in a vicious manner. The owner is responsible whether the dog bites someone on private property or public property. The only exception to this law is when a dog bites a person who is unlawfully on the owner’s private property. Adults and children who suffer injuries due to dog bites or other domestic animal attacks can seek financial compensation from pet owners for current and future medical care, lost wages, pain, suffering, and any permanent scarring or disfigurement.
If you have been hurt by someone else’s pet, the New Jersey dog bite and animal attack lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm may be able to help you hold that person accountable for your injuries. We have over 25 years of experience helping injury victims and our team is ready to help you too.
Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bites and animal attacks can lead to severe injuries. Most people who are attacked by animals are children or elderly people. Both of these vulnerable populations have difficulty fighting off an enraged animal and may even sustain fatal injuries after an attack. Dog bite injuries can include:
- Broken bones
- Lacerations to the skin
- Psychological troubles
Being attacked by an animal can have longstanding consequences that victims should not have to face without help.
What to do after a dog bite
After a serious dog bite or animal attack, the first priority is to seek thorough medical care. As soon as your immediate medical needs are under control, it is wise to get advice from a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer regarding potential legal options. The New Jersey Accident Lawyers at Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have served New Jersey residents for more than 25 years. Our firm will fight for your family as if you were part of our own.
Calculating the Financial Impact of Dog Bites in New Jersey
When we represent victims of dog bites or other animal attacks, we will investigate all aspects of your claim, including the costs of future medical care that will be necessary. We can gather all of the evidence regarding your attack, such as the police investigation and witness statements. We often work with expert physicians to determine whether additional surgeries will be necessary to minimize scarring. We will also obtain reports from your treating doctors, including plastic surgeons, psychologists, and other experts, to help us fully evaluate all of your injuries and losses as a result of your permanent scars or disfigurement.
After we obtain all of the information necessary to fully evaluate your case, we will submit your claim to all possible sources of compensation, including the dog owner’s insurance policies. At our firm, we understand this time in your life is stressful and you deserve financial compensation for your injuries.
Contact a New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your case, or if you want to know how working with our dedicated New Jersey dog bite and animal attacks lawyers can help you, contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm today at (973) 920-7900 and schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible.