Justice For The Most Vulnerable After A Dog Bite Attack
Most victims of serious dog bites are children. Their height and lack of awareness about the potential danger of what seems to be a friendly pet make them especially vulnerable to attack. The second large category of victims hurt by animals is frail senior citizens. These people are less likely to be bitten and more likely to be pushed over by an enthusiastic large dog. If you were the victim of an animal attack in Newark, East Orange, Parsippany or anywhere else in New Jersey, it is important to speak with an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney to learn about your rights and legal options.
Personal Injury Lawyers Handling Dog Bite Cases In New Jersey
At the Florham Park, New Jersey, law firm of McHugh & Imbornone, P.A. Law Office, our lawyers handle dog bite cases and seek compensation for injured clients. Because New Jersey is a strict liability state, even if a dog has never bitten anyone before, the dog owner is still liable for the victim’s injuries. Victims need only prove that the defendant owned the dog that bit them and that the victim was legally on the property where the attack occurred.
Common Injuries In Dog Bite Cases
Our premises liability attorneys help dog bite victims obtain deserved compensation for their injuries. These dog bite injuries include:
- Scars and disfigurement
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones from falls
- Abscesses and infections
- Joint and bone infections
- Infections of the chest and abdomen
- Crushed bones and amputations
- Nerve and muscle damage
- Emotional trauma
Our personal injury lawyers help victims of dog attacks obtain compensation for their medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. If a victim dies, our attorneys can file a wrongful death lawsuit for the eligible relatives.
Breeds Typically Involved In New Jersey Dog Bite Cases
We help clients who were attacked by a wide variety of dogs, including:
- Pit bulls
- German shepherds
We also help clients who were bitten by stray dogs and police dogs. Every case is different, making it essential to consult with a lawyer about your rights before making a final decision about how to proceed in your New Jersey dog bite case.
What You Can Expect From A Successful Dog Bite Claim
When handling a dog bite case, our experienced injury lawyers seek maximum compensation for our clients. This compensation may include:
- Past, current and future medical bills
- Payment for pain and suffering, as well as emotional trauma
- Physical and emotional therapy
- Permanent injury or disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Lost past, current and future income
- Punitive damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our attorneys will determine the best strategy for obtaining compensation on behalf of an injured client. Of course, every dog bite case is different and requires an individualized approach. That’s why we will closely examine the details of your case and come up with a unique, personal strategy.
Contact Our New Brunswick Injury Lawyers After An Animal Attack
If you were attacked by a dog and suffered injury, learn how our New Jersey attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover and pay your medical bills. To find out more, call a New Jersey personal injury lawyer at McHugh & Imbornone, P.A. Law Office You can reach us by telephone at 973-315-8502 or online through our online contact form.