Attacked By A Dog? You May Be Entitled To Compensation.
If you have been bitten or otherwise injured by a dog attack, it’s important to understand that the pet owner can be held responsible for the injuries their animal inflicted. Although you may be reluctant to take legal action against the dog, a personal injury claim is necessary to cover your losses and protect others from suffering similar injuries.
The personal injury lawyers of Faugno & Associates, L.L.C., take dog bite cases in Hackensack and northern New Jersey. We are committed to making sure you or your child is fully compensated for the medical bills, emotional trauma and any other lasting impact.
Dog owners are liable under New Jersey law. Call us today at 201-957-7087 for a free consultation.
Dog Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously With Help From A Lawyer
Dog bites can result in flesh wounds, nerve damage and disfigurement, especially young children who are vulnerable to serious bites to their face or hands. Many dog bite victims suffer long-term psychological damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Long after being injured in a dog attack, victims can still experience acute fear of another attack when they encounter any dog.
To ensure that you receive just compensation and the treatment you need, it’s in your best interests to consult an experienced lawyer who understands dog bite and other animal attack cases. At Faugno & Associates, L.L.C., we will work closely with you and consult professionals to assess both your physical and emotional trauma to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
New Jersey Has Strict Liability For Dog Bites
The law holds dog owners responsible for injuries inflicted by their pets. This is true even if the dog never bit anyone before or showed any vicious tendencies. It is true even if the dog was on a leash in a public place. It is true even if the attack occurred on the owner’s property. The only defenses against dog bite liability are trespassing or intentional provocation of the animal.
Still, proving damages in a dog bite case does require prompt action to preserve evidence, take witness statements and photograph the location of the attack. As your lawyers, we will:
- Send an investigator to the scene of the attack to identify the owner of the dog
- Take statements from witnesses and photographs of the scene and injuries
- Gather additional evidence or testimony regarding the dog that may reflect a history of aggressive behavior
- Document your injuries, financial losses, and your trauma, pain and suffering
- Ensure that a medical professional examines your injuries, and you receive appropriate care
We have more three decades of experience handling personal injury claims in New Jersey. We know how to investigate these cases, deal with the insurance companies and ultimately see that you or your loved one receives maximum compensation.
We Can Help You Take Action
Call Faugno & Associates, L.L.C., at 201-957-7087 today to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your animal attack claim. We are trial-tested attorneys and will fight for the compensation you deserve – whether in the courtroom or at the negotiation table.