Dog Bites

Dog Bite Cases

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I am a Second Generation Trial Lawyer who understands the difficulties families face when a loved one is bitten by a dog.  There are many legal and medical questions that need to be answered.  As a New Jersey and Pennsylvania Lawyer with over twenty five years of experience, I will answer your questions and address your concerns about your dog bite claim. Your initial consultation is free, and if you choose to put your trust in me to represent you or a loved one, I will only get paid if I win a settlement or trial on your behalf.  My office will also pay all legal costs upfront that are associated with bringing a successful dog bite claim.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 4.7 million dog bites each year. 800,000 serious enough to require medical attention including 386,000 emergency room visits.  While I I know people love their pets; the large number of incidents is alarming not only emotionally and physically but financially as well. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average dog bite insurance claim recovery is over $32,000.  Fortunately, most homeowner’s insurance policies cover dog bite claims; however, some insurance policies may include an exclusion for all dog bite claims or claims involving certain breeds such as Pit Bulls.

Any breed of dog can attack and bite someone; however, studies show that certain breeds such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are more prone to bite.  No one is sure why this is; however, it could be genetics from breeding or a product of the environment in which the dog is raised.  Under either scenario, certain breeds of dogs are more dangerous.  Male dogs are also more likely to be involved in a fatal attack.  You and your family should be careful around dogs, and try to take some simple steps to avoid being bitten:

New Jersey Dog Bite Claims1. Don’t assume a dog is friendly and approach it without consent of the owner.
2. It is best to remain still if a dog approaches you.
3. Stay away from the dog if it is eating.
4. Avoid eye contact with the dog.
5. If a dog is biting you, roll in a ball & stay still. Movement will scare the dog.

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