Dogs have rightfully earned the title “man’s best friend.” Unfortunately, not all dogs are the loyal, loving companions we’re used to. Sometimes, dogs are poorly trained, trained to be nasty, or even simply have mental conditions that cause them to act aggressively. In any case, if you were injured in a dog attack, you’re most likely seeking compensation to heal. Our Bergen County dog bite lawyer is here to help. Contact the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi to schedule your free case evaluation with our firm.
When To Seek A Lawyer After A Dog Bite
Not every nip requires medical attention or the representation of an attorney. However, many dog bites, attacks, and maulings are serious, especially when they happen to children. Dog bites in New Jersey per statute constitute a strict liability claim. These cases require a special legal understanding of how to present and coordinate both the medical procedures and the portrayal of the victim’s injuries. Our seasoned Oradell, New Jersey personal injury lawyer has handled dog attack cases, among other injury cases, for over 30 years, and he is prepared to put that knowledge and experience to work in your case as well.
Dog Bite Injuries That May Require Representation
Just because a dog is small does not mean it will not or cannot cause injury. A small or medium-sized dog can injure a person significantly. Any time a person suffers a puncture wound, cut, or damage to muscles, tendons, or injury to the hand or face, it is wise to consult an attorney. Common injuries that may require legal representation include:
- Facial injuries and disfigurement
- Eye injuries and vision impairment
- Puncture wounds
- Muscle, tendon, and nerve damage
- Broken bones or torn cartilage, most often in the hand or face (including nose and ear)
Because of the “puncture wound” nature of a bite and the potential bacterial contamination, any dog bite injury can be quite serious and potentially cause nerve damage or infection. Additionally, the animal will need to be assessed to ensure it is current in its rabies vaccinations.
Dog bite injuries can be permanent and disfiguring. Facial reconstruction can require several surgeries at a significant cost. An attorney skilled in personal injury law will understand the potential costs and know what amount of compensation is requisite. With decades of personal injury experience, the list of results and significant compensation Mr. Cannarozzi has attained for his clients is evident.
Consult a Lawyer With Proven Acumen in Injury And Dog Bite Cases
Attorney Cannarozzi is a skilled and proven injury attorney. If you need a dedicated dog bite lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve, you’ve come to the right place. Contact the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi today to schedule your free case evaluation with our competent personal injury law firm.