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Morristown New Jersey Dog Bite Attorneys Hold Negligent Dog Owners Accountable

Recovering compensation when man’s best friend is not your best friend

There are nearly five million dog bites in the U.S. each year. Even the dogs that seem harmless are still powerful animals with dangerous teeth. When someone makes a dog their pet, they implicitly accept full liability for any harm their dog causes. The New Jersey dog bite attorneys at Leonard Legal Group have been recovering compensation for dog and animal attacks for more than 20 years. Whether you or your child was injured, you can trust us to protect your short-term and long-term interests. We hold negligent animal owners accountable.

Your first steps after a dog attack

Getting medical attention is the most important thing you can do after a dog has attacked you or your loved one. The injuries and infections that often occur after a dog bite can get much worse if medical treatment does not begin immediately. Going to the emergency room could be the difference between lifelong problems resulting from the injuries and a quick recovery. Seeing a doctor also initiates a clear evidentiary record for our New Jersey dog bite lawyers to work from. The other steps you should take in the aftermath of a dog bite that enhance your ability to recover financial damages include:

  • Get a police report of the incident
  • Get the names and contact information of any witnesses
  • Get the dog owners name and address
  • Ask for the dog’s health and vaccination records
  • File a report with animal control

Skillful legal representation in dog bite cases

Although New Jersey law is clear that dog owners are responsible for the injuries their pets cause, dog bite lawsuits can be challenging. These cases are often highly emotional and owners use every defense possible to avoid financial liability. Our New Jersey dog bite attorneys have successfully taken on these cases because of our attention to detail and tireless pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients. . We are well-equipped to confront every defense tactic and have a long history of success obtaining full compensation for dog bite victims.

Bit by a dog? Schedule a free initial consultation today with an experienced New Jersey dog bite attorney

You have rights and legal options after a dog has caused you harm. At Leonard Legal Group, our New Jersey dog bite attorneys answer your questions and help you determine your best course of action. You can schedule a free initial consultation by calling us at 973-984-1414 or contact us online. Night and weekend appointment available.