April 13, 2013
Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Injuries in New Jersey
Dog bites can cause serious personal injuries and sadly sometimes death. A dog attack can result in serious and life long injuries including scarring and disfigurement. Dog attacks are the most common type of animal attacks. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) there are approximately 4.5 million people annually who are bitten. About 800,000 people or almost one in five, require medical treatment. Thousands of people need reconstructive surgery. There are 1,000 United States citizens daily who require emergency room treatment as a result of a dog bite injury.
In New Jersey, like throughout the country many people have dogs. Most dogs are great companions and are loving family pets. Unfortunately, however there are some dogs that are vicious and dangerous. If you have been a victim of a dog bite the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical care. Also the local police and local animal control center should be notified and the dog should be quarantined to make sure it does not have diseases such as rabies. Moreover, you should take pictures of your dog bite.
Since dog bites can cause serious injuries you need to seek out an experienced New Jersey dog bite lawyer at Todd J. Leonard Law Firm. Our dog bite lawyers have the experience you can trust to make sure that your claim is properly investigated and that you receive the compensation you deserve. We will investigate who the dog’s owner is and verify whether or not they have homeowners insurance coverage to pay for your medical bills and injuries. We will also work closely with your doctors to make sure we fully understand the nature and extent of your injuries including any future medical needs and costs such as surgery.
We will also investigate to see if the property owner where the attack occurred also has liability insurance coverage as an additional source of insurance coverage for your case.
Our New Jersey dog bite lawyers have represented children, postal workers, employees, joggers, walkers, and citizens of New Jersey on all types of dog bite cases. We are committed to providing the best representation so that you obtain the compensation you deserve.
At Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have been protecting the rights of our clients in Morris County, Union County, Sussex County, Warren County, Essex County and throughout the State of New Jersey for over 45 years. Todd Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Certified Civil Trial Attorneys and are New Jersey Super Lawyers.
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