We are your dog bite lawyers in New Jersey
Even the most loyal of dogs can bite someone who comes to their home or when they get loose. More than 4.5 million dog bites occur annually around the USA and the owners need to be held accountable for what has taken place. A dog bite can result in pain, scars, and even fear due to what took place. Owners have a responsible to control their dogs at all times and to prevent such problems from occurring.
Should you or someone you care about be the victim of a dog bite, it is essential to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. You should also make a police report so there is documentation of the incident. The next step should be to find an excellent lawyer to represent you in the case. There can be compensation you are entitled to for your pain, suffering, injuries, and medical care. If there is long term nerve damage, that should also be compensated.
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Take it Seriously
Don’t blow off a dog bite as it can be very serious. The injuries can be far more intense than you originally thought. There is the risk of infection, it can take time to heal, and the emotional trauma can linger. In some instances, dog bites can result in death or severe disfiguration. As soon as you are able, contact us about the possibility of a case. The owner of the dog is responsible for their behavior. As long as you didn’t provoke the dog, you aren’t considered to be at fault.
Contacting us right away can help to get your case moving forward. The full extent of the injuries may not be known immediately. With our help, you can get the medical care and the compensation you deserve. You may not be able to work or return to other activities for a period of time due to the dog attack.
Inform Kids about the Dangers
As a parent, you need to always be aware of what is going on around you. Talk to your children too about the risk of dog bites. While you don’t want to scare them, you need them to be well aware of the risks. They need to know not to approach any dog they don’t know. Instead, they should wait for it to come up to them. They shouldn’t make noise or run as that can make the dog nervous.
An adult should be notified right away if there is a stray dog around the yard or if there is a odd acting strangely. Children need to avoid taking toys or food from dogs or bothering them while they are sleeping. Females can be very protective of their puppies, so children should always keep their distance.
Concerned about your dog? reduce the risk of your dog biting
There are steps you can take to reduce the risk of your dog biting anyone. Learn about the temperament of various breeds. Don’t own any breed that is known for being aggressive. Keep your dog on a leash when you are walking them. If you let your dog out in the yard, make sure they can’t get out. Pay attention to how your dog is acting around others. If their behavior is unusual, take proactive steps to ensure nothing happens.