Victims of New Jersey dog bite attacks may face substantial financial hardships in addition to their physical injuries. Under New Jersey Statute 4:19-16: “The owner of any dog which shall bite a person…regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness shall be liable for the attack.” This means that the victim should be able to hold the dog’s owner accountable for all related damages suffered in the dog bite attack.
There are many serious injuries that dog bite victims may suffer. The most common injuries suffered are cuts, lacerations, and bite marks. These types of deep and painful wounds often require stitches and surgeries. Children are particularly vulnerable to visible and permanent scars because their face may be at the same level as the dog’s teeth. It is common for dog attack claims to not cover plastic surgery, but a skilled Princeton dog bite injury attorney will make sure that this important and necessary procedure is included in a settlement.
Other damages that may be covered by a claim include the emergency room fees, therapy bills, and the cost of prescription drugs. Non-financial losses such as physical pain and mental anguish may also be covered by a dog bite injury claim.
The experienced dog bite injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein protect the rights of injured victims in New Jersey. We provide no-cost case evaluations to anyone harmed in a vicious dog attack. Call us today at 609-240-0040 to find out how we can help.