Dog bites happen – usually with little warning. However, the pain and suffering from injuries received can last a lifetime. Whether a dog got loose or something else happened to put you in harm’s way, recovery from a dog bite can be costly in many ways. You will likely have medical bills, lost pay from having to miss work and an overall decrease in your mobility – seriously decreasing your quality of life.
In New Jersey, dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their pets, and you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Talk to our lawyers at Graziano & Flynn, P.C. Based in Camden County, NJ, we have successfully won millions of dollars in personal injury claims for our clients and we will work hard on your behalf, as well. Ron Graziano was a certified trial attorney for over 25 years, so he knows what it takes to win these kinds of cases.Proving Dog Owner Negligence and Liability
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that approximately 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Dogs are completely unpredictable. In NJ, dog owners are responsible whenever their dog bites someone. Even the first instance is a serious liability. If you were attacked by an unprovoked dog, the owner is still liable for all damages.
New Jersey is one of many states that hold animal owners responsible regardless of whether or not the dog has attacked before. Meaning, even if the sweetest dog on the block – the one who wouldn’t hurt a fly – bites you, its owner is responsible. There doesn’t have to be negligence. You may not want to wage a legal fight, but medical bills, potential lost wages due to pain and suffering and more complications from the bite in the future are real possibilities. Don’t leave yourself vulnerable now; hold the dog owner responsible.Dangers of Dog Bites
If a dog has bitten you, the real damage may be hiding underneath the surface wound.
The CDC reveals that dogs are the most frequent transmitter of rabies to humans around the world. There are various other bacteria which dogs carry, which can cause infections.
Common dog bite injuries include:
- Wound that requires stitches
- Deep laceration that causes injuries to the bone or internal organs
- Rabies, a disease affecting the central nervous system. It is almost always fatal in humans if emergency medical care isn’t administered before the onset of severe symptoms
You should immediately seek medical attention if you are suffering from any of these or other medical reactions after getting bitten by a dog.Been Bitten by a Dog? Contact Graziano & Flynn for Advice
Dogs and other pets are lovable and important members of our families. However, dogs are unpredictable animals that can go from lovingly licking to viciously biting in a heartbeat.
If you or anyone you know has been injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost pay and pain and suffering. Hold the owner responsible for their animal. Call Graziano & Flynn, P.C. for a free consultation today. Contact us by phone or fill out our convenient online form. We will help get you the compensation you deserve for your dog bite injuries.