Taking On Negligent Dog Owners

Most pet dogs in New Jersey are friendly most of the time. However, some breeds are unreasonably dangerous because of their tendency to attack humans. And then there are seemingly tame dogs that suddenly attack. At Lee Law Firm, LLC, we are ready to help you if you have been injured in a dog bite incident. We represent injured clients in all of New Jersey.

A Dog Bite Can Cause Severe Illness

A dog bite is nothing to ignore, and you should go to the hospital as soon as possible after you are bitten by a dog. Possible long-term consequences of an animal bite include:

  • Infection
  • Rabies
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) triggered by the attack

These conditions may not be apparent immediately, so it is important that you be examined by a physician. Some are potentially fatal illnesses that require medical attention.

Dog Bites And The Law

Under state law, if you have been injured by a dog or another animal kept by someone as a pet, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages. While some dog bites are simply unfortunate accidents, often an animal attack occurs because the dog's owner failed to take reasonable steps to prevent it, such as keeping a fence gate closed while the dog was in the yard. As your personal injury lawyer, we will work hard to hold the careless pet owner accountable.

Talk To Us About Your Case

If you have been injured by a dog or another animal, contact our attorneys to discuss your case and potential next steps. Call 973-346-2742 or email us through this website's Contact page. Hablamos español.