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About Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

According to the AVMA (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 the Newark or throughout New Jersey, a resourceful New Jersey personal injury attorney should be consulted immediately.

“Dog mill” breeders, who irresponsibly churn out puppies by the hundreds in order to make a profit, pay little attention to the consequences. These loveable young animals can grow into nervous, hyperactive and unpredictable adults because of poor breeding. Unfortunately the majority of dog owners are not edicated 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. 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. It is most important that a bite victim receives immediate medical treatment, that the injury is reported to authorities, and that a trusted dog bite lawyer is consulted who has the resources to carry out a thorough investigation of the animal and its owner.

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.

Contact a New Jersey dog bite lawyer today for a consultation.

Dog Bite Law Firm in NJ

As the saying goes, “there are no bad dogs, just bad dog owners.” While that may generally be true, it is indisputable that certain dog breeds when not properly trained or confined are more aggressive and dangerous than other dog breeds. In New Jersey and throughout the nation the following breeds are involved in most of the dog attacks that occur every year:

Our firm will review your animal 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. Contact a New Jersey dog bite lawyer today.