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Scars and Disfigurement from Dog Bites

A scar is a constant reminder of the related trauma, and can have a devastating effect on the victim’s self image and confidence. At Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver our New Jersey Dog Bite Attorneys are committed to helping victims of dog bites recover the compensation they need to get all available treatment for scars and disfigurement.

A dog will often go after its victim’s face and mouth, resulting in tearing of the lip or loss of the lip, and a wound to the nose, ear, eye, or neck. These ragged wounds, contaminated with germs from the dog’s mouth, are very likely to result in permanent scars and disfigurement.

Treatment of dog bite wounds, avoiding scarring

A dog bite laceration or puncture wound requires skillful treatment, sometimes including plastic surgery, in order to heal without infection and with the least scarring. If a dog bit you or your child, we recommend a plastic surgeon treat the wounds, even in the emergency room. A minor dog bite injury may be successfully treated in a single visit to the hospital, while extensive injuries will require multiple reconstructive surgeries and skin grafts.

If your insurance carrier denies a claim for the services of a plastic surgeon, contact our office to arrange a free consultation with a lawyer with extensive experience in dog bite injury cases. We see that our clients get the proper medical treatment. If the bite injury results in a scar or disfigurement, our lawyers will have the injuries photographed to document the extent of the loss for the jury and psychological experts. It is our goal to recover maximum compensation for each client.

Free consultation — have our attorney evaluate your claim

If you or a member of your family suffered a scar or disfigurement from a dog bite injury, it is important to have a lawyer with experience in similar cases review your claim. Protect your right to recover full compensation for your loss. Call 1-877-450-8301 or e-mail us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Se habla español. At Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, our personal injury lawyers represent clients throughout the state including Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Essex County and Hudson County.