When Dogs Attack
At Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., our personal injury lawyers hold negligent dog owners and their insurers accountable for the animal or dog attack that injured you. With offices in Burlington, we help clients in New Jersey recover financial losses associated with dog bite attacks – in a court of law if necessary.
Attorneys For Animal Attacks And Dog Bites
Were you, your child, a friend or loved one attacked and bitten by a dangerous dog?
Dog bites can cause emotional trauma that stays with a bite victim for years or even a lifetime. We are local lawyers who solve local problems – and it doesn’t get any more local than a dog bite. You can depend on our large law firm experience (combined among our attorneys, more than 100 years of experience) and small law firm personal service to get the results you deserve.
Our compassionate legal team understands the difficulty of dealing with an injury received in a savage animal attack. While most domestic pets have been bred to safely behave around people and children, some dog owners raise their animals to be vicious and defensive, biting unsuspecting visitors, passers-by and even delivery persons.
Our Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bites And Animal Attacks
What can I do if a dog attacks my child?
Unfortunately, because of their size, children and toddlers are more likely to be bitten or attacked by a dog. Dog bites in children tend to be more severe and can also produce long-term consequences. If your child has been bitten by a dog, it is important to act quickly:
- Seek medical attention
- Identify the dog or animal’s owner
- Call animal control, especially if it is not possible to identify the animal’s owner
- Photograph your child and document their injuries
- Keep all bills, records or communications you receive relating to the incident
An experienced personal injury attorney will help you make sure that you are taking all of the necessary steps to find help and get compensation for your child’s injuries and recovery.
Who pays the settlement for a dog bite case in New Jersey?
Generally, insurance policies cover dog bite incidents. It will depend on where the attack happened, but homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance, canine liability coverage or business liability insurance are all possibilities for filing a dog bite claim.
How much time do I have to sue after a dog bite attack?
In New Jersey, a lawsuit alleging negligence or a violation of the dog bite laws must be filed within two years after the attack and injury.
What compensation can I get after being bitten by a dog?
Every incident is unique. But an experienced personal injury attorney can help you seek financial compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Counseling and therapy
- Wrongful death
If you or your child was injured from a dangerous animal or dog bite, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. If you were a delivery person injured on the job by a vicious animal, we can also help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim.
Our Commitment To Dog Bite Injury Victims In New Jersey
Don’t let a negligent animal owner take advantage of your vulnerability to an attack. You have rights, and we can help protect your right to receive compensation in your personal injury claim for animal attack injuries. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe any fees for your attorney until we reach a settlement or a winning verdict in your case. We will also meet with you at your home or hospital room if your injury prevents you from traveling. You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain by reaching out to us.
Contact Us Today For Your Free Consultation
We are committed to helping dog bite injury victims in New Jersey. Don’t wait. Contact us today at 609-386-8674 or email us to schedule your free consultation.