The number of animal attacks is continually increasing.
These animal attacks occur at zoos, walking down the street, apartment complexes, neighbor’s backyard, parks, forests, woods, dog parks, and inside your own home. Generally, most animal attacks occur because the owner or custodian of the animal, usually a dog, either negligently allows the animal to leave their control, for example by walking off leash, and then the animal attacks an innocent person, a child or loved one. We often hear of incidents when an owner is unable to control the dog because the dog is too strong to control.
If you or a loved one have been attacked by an animal and have suffered serious injuries, it is essential to speak with a New Jersey Animal Attack attorney to find out their rights. Most people who are attacked by animals never seek compensation for their injuries, because they believe that they are partially to blame for their injuries or they are afraid that the animal may be put-down if they report it. A lawyer at The Mark Law Firm can answer all of your questions, and provide you with your available options in recovering compensation for your injuries.
Somerville Animal Bite Attorney
There have been a substantial number of animal attacks which are documented and reported each month in New Jersey. Of these animal attacks, the majority of the victims suffered serious personal injuries, and some of the attacks were even serious enough to result in the death of the victim. Some of these fatalities were long, painful deaths because of the serious injuries which the victims suffered. Virtually any animal attack injury may be catastrophic. If a dangerous animal were to attack and cause serious injuries to someone’s face, they may require months of painful reconstructive surgery as well as life-threatening surgery if the animal caused severe mauling , physical injury, rips, tears and scratches to the skin, brain damage or severely injured vital organs.
Dog Bite Injuries
All dogs are capable of biting and causing serious injuries to anyone they attack, especially innocent child. If a dog bites someone, the dog owner is responsible for any and all injuries directly resulting from the dog bite. A New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney can assist you in proving your dog injury case and in recovering compensation.
Dog owners should generally know the personality of their dog, but their dog may still bite or attack an innocent victim. Generally, most dog owners are unaware or oblivious to how viciousness their dog acts. Aside from dog attacks which are caused by provoking the dog, the attacking dog may have been abused, the dog could be trained to fight or kill, or they may be scared of humans. As a defense mechanism, the attacking dog may bite your hand, face or other body part causing serious injuries.
Injured in a Dog Bite Attack?
If someone is attacked by a dog, the dog may transfer the rabies disease which requires medical attention. The dog’s sharp teeth may also puncture vital organs, amputate limbs, severe scarring, injuries to the face, cause a serious accident and possibly wrongful death or an accidental death. The person who suffered the dog bite may also be suffering from emotional distress in additional to the observable physical injuries.
A child attacked may require plastic surgery to handle the physical scars especially from dog bites to the child’s face. When dangerous dog breeds attack one’s face, it generally results in a larger recovery of monetary compensation because of the required surgeries that will be required. Facial dog bites may also sever important nerves which will prevent that person from expressing emotion for which they should be compensated. It is up to your lawyer to determine the value which should be associated with your particular injuries for which they can then present to the dog owner’s insurance company.
Compensation for your dog bite injuries depends on the particular circumstances of the attack . Some of the relevant factors in determining the value of a dog attack case include whether the dog owner knew the dog would attack or if it previously bit or attacked someone. It is a attorney with experience handling dog bite injuries to seek the largest compensation possible given your particular facts with a heavy focus on your injuries and sensitivity to your recovery.
Generally, your recovery for compensation will come from the homeowner’s insurance, but the owner will be held responsible for the dog attack. The owner and his insurance company’ may still be responsible to pay you for your injuries even if the dog attack occurred on property other than at the dog owner’s home or on his property. The Mark Law Firm’s team of experienced trial attorneys will seek compensation from the dog’s owner.
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