Receive compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs of a dog attack with help of a dog bite lawyer
Victims of dog attacks can receive restitution for damages
New Jersey law holds the dog owner legally liable for damages inflicted as result of a dog bite attack. Hark & Hark dog bite lawyers handle personal injury claims to help victims receive compensation to cover medical bills, rehab costs, plastic surgery, and pain and suffering.
If you or your child is the victim of a dog bite injury in New Jersey, contact Hark & Hark.
When dog owners are are liable for damages in New Jersey
Dog owners are held responsible when a dog bites or attacks a person while person is:
- in public place
- lawfully in a private place (including dog owner’s home)
However, dog owners are not responsible if the victim was trespassing, or if the injury was not caused by a bite. If injury was sustained by causes other than a bite, lesser charges of negligence can be filed.
Your dog bite lawyer must prove the following:
- The defendant owned the dog
- The dog bit the plaintiff
- The plaintiff was in a public place or lawfully on owner’s property
Your dog bite lawyer will also assess the responsibility of the victim and the dog owner when presenting your case. In most cases, the dog owner will be held 100% responsible for the attack. However, if the victim is held partially responsible due to negligence, for example, the dog owner would not be held responsible for 100% of damages.
Hark & Hark will assess your dog bite personal injury claim to ensure you are entitled to maximum compensation.
What to do after dog bite attack
Seek medical attention immediately
Dog bite attacks are serious injuries that require immediate medical care to prevent infection, scarring, and promote healing. If you are the victim of a dog bite attack, seek medical care immediately.
Your physician will help you determine if you will need surgery to repair tissue or if reconstructive plastic surgery is needed to prevent scarring.
Have dog bite lawyer launch prompt investigation
Prompt investigation is extremely important after vicious dog attacks. Many dog owners do not have the financial resources to pay for damages and therefore might try to mollify the situation.
An experienced dog bite attorney can help make sure the dog owner is held responsible and you receive just compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Medical and psychological restitution possible with help of dog bite lawyer
Permanent scarring, loss of function, and long term physical effects are all concerns in dog attacks. As your attorney, we will consult with the physicians and plastic surgeons to understand the recommended medical approach to help your dog bite injury heal.
We also might seek a comprehensive psychological evaluation to understand the psychological consequences of the trauma sustained from your dog attack. Psychological evaluations are especially important in dog attacks involving children.
Dog bite injury victims should contact Hark & Hark right away to ensure they are entitled to full compensation for their injuries.