Dog Bite Attorneys in West Orange, New Jersey
Dogs are known as “man’s best friend” because they make wonderful companions and alert their owners when guests arrive better than any doorbell ever could. However, regardless of how cute and playful they are, dogs are unpredictable animals. When a dog owner fails to secure their dog, it can unexpectedly attack an innocent victim, causing serious injuries. If you have been seriously injured because of a dog bite, be sure to consider your legal options because you could be entitled to compensation. The legal team at Brown Law, LLC has proudly recovered millions for our clients after they have been injured due to the negligence of another party. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your legal needs.
Dog Bite Laws in New Jersey
In New Jersey, a dog owner is liable for his or her dog’s actions. Regardless of the dog’s history, the owner will be held responsible for the injuries that occur because of their animal, unless provoked. The cost of these injuries can be astounding. Between medical bills, lost pay due to time off to recuperate and the physical and emotional pain and suffering associated with being attacked, a dog bite can weigh heavily on one’s mind and wallet.
After a Dog Attack
If you are injured by a dog, it is important to clean the wound and determine if medical care in necessary. Some of the many injuries people suffer because of a dog include torn skin, tendons and muscles, lasting nerve damage, serious disfiguring scarring, and broken bones. Sometimes, being attacked by a dog can impact a person psychologically. It is not uncommon for a dog bite to subject a person to post-traumatic stress disorder. If your injuries are serious, seek medical attention. Doing so can help document some of the facts of your case and help you get the care you need. If possible, collect information about the dog owner and the dog itself. This should include the name and address of the owner, breed of dog, any history of aggression, and more to help you develop your case. If someone saw the attack, speak to them about what they saw and collect their contact information.
In a successful dog bite case, you may be able to recover significant damages for the burdens caused by the accident. You may be entitled to economic damages that can help offset the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, need to hire in-home care, and more. Additionally, you may also be entitled to noneconomic damages for your emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more. Contact Brown Law, LLC to learn more about how we can help.
Contact an Essex County Attorney
If you have been injured in a dog bite attack, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our firm is ready to help you find justice in the wake of being injured by the vicious behaviors of a dog and its irresponsible owner. Brown Law, LLC has recovered tens of millions of dollars for people who have been seriously injured because of another party’s negligence. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.