Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Every year, more than 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. That’s approximately 2 percent of the population. Sadly, most victims are small children, bitten by a neighbor’s or friend’s dog. Regardless of the victim’s age, dog bites can result in-life changing injuries, such as permanent disfigurement, the loss of digits and scarring. Back and neck injuries are also known to occur from larger dogs knocking people to the ground.
New Jersey law makes clear that if a dog bites you, the owner is responsible for the animal’s actions, regardless of the dog’s prior docile history.
The recovery process from a dog bite can be long and painful, especially in cases involving reconstructive surgery. If a dog bit you, your child or a loved one, contact The Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton to determine if you need legal counsel. If so, we can help you recover medical expenses, lost wages, future medical care, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and permanent scarring and disfigurement. Don’t let someone’s vicious dog upset your way of life.