Dogs are often called “man’s best friend”. While many owners consider their pet dogs to be members of their family, any dog has the capacity to lash out and bite or attack another person, often seemingly without reason or warning. Even smaller dogs can inflict serious injuries and health complications through a bite. Young children and elderly adults are especially at risk for serious injuries from dog bites and attacks, as the vulnerable head and neck area of a young child is more within reach of a dog’s mouth, while children and elderly adults may not have the strength to fight off an attacking dog. If you’ve been injured after being bitten or attacked by someone else’s dog, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help pay for your medical treatments and recovery and make up for lost wages or earning capacity you’ve suffered due to your injuries. A knowledgeable Paterson dog bite lawyer can help make the process of pursuing a legal claim go much more smoothly for you.
Let Camili & Capo, PA aggressively pursue the financial recovery you need and deserve. Having an experienced personal injury attorney in your corner – who insurance companies know can confidently take your case to court and to trial – can help make the difference in obtaining a fair and full settlement in your case.
Contact Camili & Capo, PA for a free initial case review to discuss how a qualified Paterson dog bite lawyer can help you obtain financial compensation for the injuries and damages you’ve suffered after being bitten by another person’s dog.
Dogs can inflict serious injuries through a bite, including lacerations, broken bones, soft-tissue injury, and nerve damage. Dog bites can also lead to complications from viral or bacterial infections carried within a dog’s mouth. When you’ve been injured by a dog bite, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for damages such as:
You may also be entitled to recover compensation for personal property damaged in the dog attack, such as torn clothing or a broken watch or pair of glasses.
Let an experienced Paterson dog bite lawyer evaluate your case and help you better understand what kinds of compensation you may be entitled to when you’ve been injured by a dog bite or attack.
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When you’ve suffered injury from a dog bite that requires medical treatment, keeps you out of work, or leaves you with permanent scarring or disability, you deserve compensation and accountability from the dog’s owner. But pursuing a dog bite claim can prove to be time-consuming and difficult, especially when the dog’s owner is a neighbor, friend, or family member. Let a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer take the stress of pursuing a legal claim off your shoulders by:
With a reputable Paterson dog bite lawyer handling your case, you can keep your time and energy focused on your recovery from the physical and emotional injuries that you suffered in a dog bite or attack.
If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, you deserve to be compensated for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact a trusted Paterson dog bite lawyer at Camili & Capo, PA for a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options and about what kinds of financial recovery you may be entitled to after suffering a dog bite or attack.
It is completely understandable that you may not want to drag a friend, neighbor, or family member into court to obtain compensation for yourself and potentially jeopardize your personal relationship. However, you should know that most dog bite injury claims are handled and paid out by the homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy held by the owner of the dog that bit you. Your neighbor, friend, or family member has insurance to protect themselves against liability and loss. The insurance company, not your neighbor/friend/family member, will be responsible for compensating you for your injury.
New Jersey is considered a “strict” liability” state in dog bite claims. That means that, unlike in some other states, you do not need to know that the owner of the dog that bit you had knowledge of the dog’s dangerousness or viciousness (usually from having previously bitten another person) or failed to exercise reasonable care to control the dog and protect others from injury (such as by keeping the dog behind adequate fencing or keeping the dog on a leash or muzzle). All that you need to show is that you were bitten by a dog while lawfully in a private or public place and that you have suffered injuries and damages that you can be financially compensated for.
The great anxiety that people have when they meet with attorneys is the cost associated with quality legal representation. That’s understandable. But with Camili & Capo, PA, we’re always trying to get top dollar for your injuries, because we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
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