Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
Last Updated : January 6, 2022
New Jersey Dog Bite Injury Attorneys
If you are pursuing full compensation for physical and emotional harm from a dog attack, contact the injury attorneys of Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers to discuss your case.
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.
The personal injury attorneys at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers can help you understand your legal rights if a dog has attacked you. We will review your case, address all of your concerns, and help you through the entire claims process.
Why Choose Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers To Handle My Dog Bite Case?
Having recovered more than $300 million for injured clients, Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers is New Jersey’s premier personal injury law firm. In fact, the personal injury trial attorneys at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have consistently been named a Best Law Firm in New Jersey in the Tier 1 Category for Personal Injury.
Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers’s Personal Injury Department is chaired by Edward Cappozzi, Esq. Edward has been certified as a civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a certification only given to attorneys who have proven their superior knowledge, skills, and abilities in a courtroom. Presently, only 2% of New Jersey’s personal injury attorneys are certified civil trial attorneys.
Mr. Capozzi has secured at least one – and sometimes as many as three – of the state’s top 20 verdicts or settlements every single year from 2012 until 2018. He received the President’s Award from the New Jersey Association for Justice in 2015, and the Personal Injury Hall of Fame Award from the New Jersey Law Journal in 2014.
Alex Cappozzi, Esq., is also a part of our Personal Injury Department. Alex has been recognized as an up-and-coming star. He is one of the youngest attorneys in New Jersey to achieve a multimillion-dollar verdict at trial for an injured client. His accomplishments have been featured in the New Jersey Law Journal and the Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey. In 2018, Super Lawyers named him a “Rising Star.”
Do I Need a New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney?
If you’ve suffered a brutal dog attack, you probably have many questions. You may wonder who will pay for the enormous medical debt you have acquired because of the attack. You may also wonder if you need a lawyer to pursue a claim against the dog owner. Maybe you are unsure as to the type of damages you can claim.
Determining what is owed to you can be a complicated process. Also, dealing with insurance companies can be frustrating and overwhelming. Remember, they do not operate with your best interest in mind.
An experienced dog bite attorney will prepare and file all of your paperwork. They will also make sure that all your medical bills are paid. They will make you a priority and keep your best interest in mind at all times, negotiating a fair and just settlement on your behalf.
New Jersey is a dangerous state for dog attacks
According to the Insurance Information Institute, there are more than 90 million dogs held as pets in the United States, and those dogs bite about 4.5 million people a year. Although most dog bites require no medical intervention, more than 18,000 dog attacks result in insurance claims each year. In 2017, insurers settled dog bite injury claims for $686 million. In New Jersey, dog attacks are a significant problem; New Jersey ranked 9th in the United States that year in the number of dog bite claims and 5th in the dollar amount of insurance settlements, $29.9 million.
Serious injuries and wrongful death from dog attacks
Young children and older adults are most likely to die from a dog attack. In 2017, there were 39 dog-bite fatalities nationwide, of which 15 were eight years old or younger and 18 were age 50 and older. Among young children, victims are predominately boys (73 percent), while the victims among older adults are predominantly women (75 percent).
When dog attacks are not fatal, victims can suffer debilitating injuries that include:
- Blood loss
- Broken and crushed bones
- Lacerations and punctures
- Nerve damage
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Torn muscles, tendons and ligaments
- Psychological trauma
Large dogs can injure even when they don’t bite. Large breed dogs that jump up on people, knocking them to the ground, can cause serious injuries as well, for which the victim should be compensated.