A dog bite injury can mean much more than tears to the skin and underlying tissue. Other common problems associated with dog bites include:
For all these reasons, the emergency room (ER) bill may only be the beginning of costs. Immediately after a dog bite, the focus is of course on emergency medical treatment and follow-up care. A dog owner’s or property owner’s insurance company may seem helpful and eager to settle by paying the emergency room bills, which can appeal to the injured person or responsible family members. Beware the temptation to accept a quick settlement, however. It is important to listen carefully to doctors who may recommend waiting to perform plastic surgery on a child, for example. Occupational losses may not be evident right away when there is facial scarring — but may develop over time.
To protect your rights and interests after a dog bite injury, consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. The Law Office of Anthony L. Coviello, LLC, in Bloomfield will evaluate your case at no charge and help you plan how to pursue the compensation you need after an animal attack. After a dog bite, New Jersey attorney Anthony Coviello can help you determine the best way to recover compensation for your expenses and losses.
Do you worry about “suing” a friend or family member whose dog bit you or your child? This is a common reaction in dog bite cases. Alternatively, you may feel you need to take legal action when a dog’s owner has not apologized after an attack. Emotional responses to dog bite cases are natural. An attorney can guide you toward a reasonable response as you cope with injuries and losses. Your mind may be more at ease when you understand safety net of homeowners’ insurance that can provide funding in many cases. Making a well-documented claim to cover your costs is not a personal affront to a dog owner or homeowner. Rather, it is the way our society protects the injured in situations such as dog bite injuries.
We welcome the opportunity to advise you after you have been injured when a dog attacked you or your son or daughter. Call 973-798-8328 or send an email message through this website for a prompt response. Initial consultations are free, and if we represent you, we will do so on a contingency fee basis. No attorneys’ payments will be due until you receive a settlement or verdict.
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