Monmouth County NJ Dog Bite Attorneys
Dogs can be a source of great joy for individuals and families; it is no surprise that they have earned the title of “man’s best friend.” However, not all dogs are created equal, and some can be dangerous. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, approximately 4,500,000 dog bites occur in America each year. Among dog bite incidents, children are frequent victims, particularly those between the ages of 5 and 9. Men are also more likely than women to be victims of dog attacks. When dog bites do occur, New Jersey holds dog owners accountable for the harm inflicted by their animals. If you or someone you love suffers an injury after a dog attack, you may be entitled to collect damages for medical expenses, rehabilitation treatment, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Understanding your rights is critical to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.
At Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh, our legal team is composed of multiple New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, including Charles J. Uliano, who is one of only 43 of the 80,000 attorneys in the state of New Jersey who holds a dual certification from the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney. Having been named among the highest-rated attorneys from organizations such as Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers, we utilize unparalleled credentials and over 50 years of combined experience to achieve maximum compensation for personal injury victims across New Jersey. Whether investigating the circumstances of your case, battling with insurance companies, or zealously advocating for you in court, we commit ourselves 100 percent to pursuing your best interests. To speak with one of our seasoned New Jersey dog bite attorneys today, contact our offices in Monmouth County at 732-440-3950. Consultations are always provided free of charge.
New Jersey Dog Bite Law
New Jersey operates under a strict liability model with regard to dog bite cases, holding owners responsible for the behavior of their dogs on both public and private premises. Per the dictates of strict liability, a dog need not demonstrate a history of violent behavior in order for the dog’s owner to be held liable for damages caused by a dog attack.
When pursuing compensation for your injuries after a dog bite, you may wonder who will be responsible for producing those funds. Typically, dogs are covered under their owner’s insurance policies. Homeowner’s insurance is intended to cover accidents and injuries that occur on the property, while some individuals also take out specific policies to cover their dogs. When pursuing your claim, the insurance company is often the largest impediment to receiving the compensation you deserve. An experienced personal injury lawyer who regularly confronts these parties can serve as the champion of your cause and ensure that you are not deprived of just compensation.
Common Dog Bite Injuries in New Jersey
Dog bite injuries can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally. According to the CDC, nearly 1 out of 5 dog bites become infected, particularly because of the bacteria that dogs carry in their mouths. Some of the most common injuries sustained by dog bite victims include:
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Bruises and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Damage to nerves and tissues
- Viruses, including Rabies, Pasteurella, Staph infection, and Tetanus
- Psychological trauma
Seeking medical treatment and obtaining documentation of your injuries is essential to the success of your claim. We will work with you and the necessary medical experts to create a compelling illustration of the detrimental effects of your dog bite injury on your life. Ultimately, we seek damages for all of these negative impacts, including financial losses and the pain and suffering resulting from the event.
Contact our Ocean County NJ Dog Bite Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
At Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh, we have achieved millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured victims in New Jersey. Contact us online or call 732-440-3950 today to learn how we can help you begin rebuilding your life. Our highly knowledgeable lawyers are available anytime to answer your questions and consultations are always provided free of charge.