Dog Bites

Introducing Our Firm

The damage done by a dog bite can leave the victim significantly disfigured, disabled and seriously injured. Even an animal with no history of violence, if not properly trained and restrained, has the potential to do serious harm, leaving the attacked person suffering serious physical and emotional trauma.

A dog owner's homeowners insurance typically covers dog bite injuries. Your neighbor's personal liability is paid by that insurance.

The law is very clear on the matter — dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pet. Failure to properly secure a dangerous dog is considered negligence, and when you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an animal attack or as a result of a dog bite, you may need to consider pursuing legal action to recover fair and full compensation. At Hoyt & Hoyt, PC, in Morristown, we have the experience, the resources and the proven track record to help you.

Morristown Personal Injury Lawyer Handling Dog Bite Injury Cases

Children are among the most commonly attacked victims of dog bites, and the injuries they suffer are often serious. Injuries in these brutal attacks include:

  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Amputation
  • Mauling and maiming
  • Scarring

If you or your child suffered these injuries, the medical expenses, lost wages and treatment can put a severe financial burden on you and your family. At our office, you will work with a board-certified trial attorney who is widely recognized by his peers and has the results and verdicts to prove it.

Who Pays For Your Damages?

Sometimes the dog that has caused a serious or catastrophic injury is owned by a friend or a family member. It is important to understand that in most cases, you are not suing a neighbor or loved one, but rather that person's homeowners insurance company. You don't have to feel guilty about seeking to recover the maximum appropriate compensation.

The best way to fully understand your rights and your options before accepting an insurance settlement that may not meet your family's needs is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Contact our office today either by phone at 973-292-2299 or online to discuss your dog bite case and find out how we can help you.

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