If you have been attacked by a dog, there are several important steps that you need to take in order to protect yourself. Injuries sustained as a result of a dog bite can result in hospitalization, lost income, medical bills permanent disfigurement, significant impairment, and psychological residuals. Victims of a dog attack often find that compensation for dog bite injuries can provide an element of relief for what has occurred. The New Jersey dog bite attorneys at our firm, Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, have the experience and skill to insure that you receive a maximum recovery for your injuries and losses. To this end, it is important that you act swiftly to protect your rights and the first step in the process is to engage a knowledgeable dog bite lawyer. Initial consultations with our attorneys are free of charge, and we maintain offices throughout the State of New Jersey for your convenience. Our lawyers can be contacted at 1-877-450-8301.
Protecting Your Dog Bite Claim
The first step to take after a dog bite is to identify the animal that caused your injury. Under New Jersey Dog Bite Law, if the dog has an owner, that person is responsible for injuries sustained by it biting. It is therefore essential that someone secure the ownership information for the dog and, so too, any public information concerning registration, etc., that memorializes foundation information. Other important data includes:
- The name of the insurance company of potential defendants, as well as the claim number of the insurer
- Identity of potential witnesses and their contact information
- Police and incident reports
- Medical coverage information
- Photographs of injuries and preservation of other evidence (e.g. bloody clothing, property damage, etc.)
Seek Medical Attention
It is imperative that you take immediate steps to insure that you receive the best possible medical care possible for your injuries. A dog bite can be a complex issue in terms of medical treatment, especially the steps to protect against scarring and infection from a dog bite. We have found over the years that the initial stages of medical treatment of a dog bite can often be the most important ones. You should do you best to protect yourself and our attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you.
Please contact Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver if you were injured in a dog bite and are seeking guidance. Our lawyers will not only fight for compensation on your behalf but will strive to make sure that your life is restored to what it was prior to the attack. We possess the experience necessary to protect your rights and remedy the situation. An attorney is available immediately at 1-877-450-8301 for a free consultation to guide you through this difficult time.