While dogs may be known as “man’s best friend”, at the end of the day they are animals, and can attack without warning or obvious provocation at any time. In fact, almost 4.5 million Americans every year are bitten by dogs, often causing serious injury.
If you or your child has been injured because of a dog bite, it is important that you recover the compensation you need and deserve. Thankfully, New Jersey state law allows dog bite victims to recover compensation through the homeowner insurance policy of dog owners, so not only can you recover full and fair compensation, you do not have to worry about leaving a neighbor destitute in the process.
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, our attorneys have extensive experience recovering compensation for clients throughout New Jersey in personal injury claims of all kinds, including dog bite injury claims. Contact our firm today to discuss your dog bite injury and your options for recovering compensation in a free and confidential consultation.
What do I Do if a Dog Bit Me or My Child? New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyers
As with any injury, the first and most important thing you should do if you or your child was bitten by a dog is to seek immediate medical attention. Especially in the case of a child, dog bites can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening damage, and the sooner you seek medical attention, the greater a chance you will have of preventing long-term medical issues such as infections, disease, and permanent scarring.
After you have obtained the necessary medical treatment, you may wish to consult with a New Jersey dog bite injury attorney, depending on the severity of the injuries you or your child sustained. Many common dog bite injuries can result in great medical expense, and your attorney can advise you on your options for recovering compensation for those expenses.
For example, dog bite injuries can cause:
Who is Liable for my New Jersey Dog Bite?
As previously mentioned, if the dog bite occurred on private property, the compensation you recover will be paid through the property owners homeowner’s insurance policy.
If the dog bite occurred on public property, that property’s premises liability insurance policy would be liable for damages caused.
Of course, recovering full and fair compensation from any insurance company is not always an easy, or pain-less process. As for-profit business, insurance companies are beholden to their own bottom-line, and as such it is highly recommended that when pursuing compensation for your dog bite injuries, you retain the services of an attorney experienced in dealing with insurance companies, and recovering full and fair compensation from them.
Contact Our New Jersey Dog Bite Attorneys Today
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, we have extensive experience recovering compensation for clients throughout New Jersey in injury cases of all kinds, including dog bite injuries.
With over 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys have honed their craft of providing informative, attentive, effective, and compassionate legal counsel, and we are ready to put those services to work for you today.
To speak with our office today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your distracted driving accident, your options for recovering compensation for your injuries and damages, and how exactly we can help you to do so, please contact us online, or through our Bloomfield, NJ office at (973) 777-8600.