Animal Bites

Pet owners have the legal obligation to properly supervise and prevent their animals from biting others and children. If you or a loved one has been injured by a bite injury, you may have the right to pursue legal action.

The laws that govern dog bite cases and the consequences to the owner are specific and often complex. If you are hoping to be successful in receiving compensation for the pain, distress and injuries you have had to endure following a bite, you need representation that is deeply familiar and experienced with claims of this legal niche.

Hackettstown Animal Attack Attorney

At Morris, Downing & Sherred, LLP, our lawyers have the experience you need to pursue such cases. We understand the nuances and complexities that can arise during these cases, and we are equipped to aggressively advocate on your behalf.

These cases are generally guided by blanket liability. Unless the dog or animal was being taunted, provoked or hurt, its owner or the person managing it at the time is responsible for the injury caused. This statute sets out the specific requirements for bringing such claims. To that end, you need a lawyer who is specifically experienced in such cases to sort out who is responsible, whether there are any valid defenses or issues of insurance coverage.

If the animal owner owns a house, we can often pursue a claim against his or her homeowners insurance. The matter is complicated if he or she lives in an apartment or rental unit, but we are prepared to handle matters of complex insurance, liability and coverage.

New Jersey And Morristown Dog Bite Attorney

Our law firm will help you find the resources that you need to make the fullest recovery possible. This may include referral of you to:

  • Plastic surgeons — Animal bites can cause significant scarring. Our network of professionals will help to reverse the scars and disfigurement as much as is medically possible.
  • Psychologists – Animal bites can be very emotionally disruptive, particularly with children. The trauma of the attack can often even result in psychological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder. We will help you find the counseling and direction that you need to move forward emotionally following the accident that you need to deal with any psychological injuries you may have suffered.

To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your case and the options that you have, please contact our firm today at 800-FYI-2700.