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New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer

Matthew R. Mendelsohn, Esq.
103 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel. 888-492-3716

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Dog Bite Lawsuits in New Jersey

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association between 500,000 and 800,000 people are given medical attention for dog bite injuries annually.  Approximately half of those injured are children. Serious dog attacks result in puncture wounds, crushed and broken bones, deep lacerations, scarring, disfigurement, amputations and in some cases death. Hands, arms, and legs are generally the targets in adults. Young children, being shorter, very often experience the worst injuries to the neck, head and face. Larger dogs are more likely to cause crush injuries or multiple fractures to facial bones and fatal injuries. Most of the fatalities from dog attacks involve elders and young children. If you or your child has suffered severe injury from a dog mauling in New Jersey, you should contact a New Jersey Dog Attack Law Firm today for a FREE consultation.

Animal Attack Lawyer in New Jersey

“Dog mill” breeders, who irresponsibly churn out puppies by the hundreds in order to make a profit, pay little attention to the consequences. These lovable young animals can grow into nervous, hyperactive and unpredictable adults because of poor breeding. Unfortunately the majority of dog owners are not educated in training and controlling dogs. This lack of knowledge can result in an animal that doesn’t know how to behave around people outside of its family. So it acts upon instinct and can become very territorial.  Unfortunately, some dogs are more aggressive and prone to attacking people than others.  The dog breeds that are most often involved in New Jersey dog bite attacks are as follows:

New Jersey Dog Bite Injuries

When a dog’s teeth clamp down, the bacteria inside it mouth is driven deep into the victim’s flesh. The potential for infection developing even in minor wounds is high. Some types of infection are potentially lethal. If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog you must make sure that the victim receives immediate medical attention, that the injury is reported to authorities, and that a trusted dog bite lawyer is consulted who has the resources and experience to properly represent you.

The severe and catastrophic injuries which can result from a dog attack require extensive medical care. Too many bite victims and their families do not seek compensation because they are unaware that they could recover damages. By law, the owner is responsible for any injuries. This includes being responsible for the cost of all medical treatment, for pain and suffering, and other damages. We have a long record of getting results for injured clients. Call Mr. Mendelsohn for a consultation.

Why Sue Over a Dog Bite?

Some dog bites are minor and do not require medical attention, but even bites that do not break the skin can crush or bruise soft tissues underneath. More serious bites can cause serious medical complications. Dogs have powerful jaws that can tear skin and muscles. Dog mouths are filled with bacteria, and bites that break the skin can result in a serious and dangerous infection.

What Should You Expect During a Dog Bite Lawsuit?

After an attack by a dog, it is important to move quickly and and ensure all evidence is preserved and injuries documented. An experienced personal injury lawyer can investigate the incident and collect the right evidence, including witness testimony, proof of ownership, and reports from investigating authorities.

In the state of New Jersey, personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of the dog bite.  However, sometimes settlements can be reached with the dog owner or their insurance company without filing a lawsuit.

How Much Can You Win in a Dog Bite Case?

Under New Jersey law, there is no limit on how much you can recover for your injuries. That means, as long as you can back up your case with evidence, you are entitled to full compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and your pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Contact a New Jersey Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by a dog attack or animal bite, then you may have legal recourse against the person or entity responsible.  Contact a New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney today.  Mr. Mendelsohn will review your injury claim for free, and represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay any attorney fees unless you recover on your claim. We’ll fight to ensure that you and your family are fully compensated.