Compensation may be available following an animal bite

On Behalf of | Sep 9, 2016 | Firm News

Those in New Jersey who have ever been attacked by an animal know that the resulting effects can be long-lasting. After an animal bite, one can experience a number of health and physical-related issues, from sickness to disfigurement. These of course can lead one to experience emotional and financial damages as well. If you find yourself in such a situation, you may be entitled to seek compensation for any losses you have sustained.

Sadly, it is not uncommon to see people allowing their pets to roam free, which is a public safety concern. Others, on the other hand, may choose to keep animals that are known to be highly aggressive despite the potential dangers. In either case, pet owners are responsible for their animal’s actions, whether they were present at an attack or claim that their pets have never before been threatening.

After an animal attack, pet owners can be held fully or partially financially liable for any losses experienced by the victim. If they are unable to pay the damages out-of-pocket, insurance claims may be filed in an effort to seek compensation. Of course, insurance companies are likely to fight having to pay such claims. This is where an experienced personal injury attorney can prove invaluable. To learn more about how an attorney can help you seek fair and full compensation for your losses, please visit our firm’s website.

Medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering and lost wages are just a few consequences one might suffer following an animal bite. These and other damages that one might sustain can take a drastic toll on one’s life and the life of his or her family. With help, New Jersey residents can take the steps necessary to seek compensation which, if awarded, can go a long way in assisting in the recovery process.


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