The South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer Handles Dog Bites Inflicted by All Breeds
Pit Bulls can kill and maim when they attack, and they get a large share of the dog bite press coverage. The media’s recent focus on dog fighting activities also raised the awareness of dangerous dogs, like Pit Bulls, that are bred to fight.
Some municipalities throughout New Jersey have identified Pit Bulls and other especially dangerous dogs as a public safety threat and have instituted policies where a dog owner must pay a bond in case of a future attack or have a specified amount of liability insurance to cover the possibility of dog bite injuries.
Almost Any Dog Bite Can Be Serious and Require Serious Representation
According to one view, this emphasis on the Pit Bull breed is justified because when these and other powerful dogs — like Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Chows, and Akitas — bite, the injuries tend to be very serious or even deadly. However, any dog can bite and any dog bite can be serious and costly for the victim.
Spaniels bite and cause injuries for which a victim can recover damages. So do Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and other breeds we commonly consider nonthreatening. Recent serious dog bite cases have involved Huskies, Mastiffs, and a range of other breeds. Smaller dogs can injure children very severely, and in some cases they also hurt adults in ways that have serious long-term consequences.
A dog bite doesn’t have to be a vicious bite, but some dogs are dangerous. Unfortunately, people are bitten by others’ trusted family pets every day, suffering a range of injuries requiring professional medical treatment. Others should seek treatment, but decide unwisely that they don’t need it.
The important message for a dog bite victim is that you do not have to be bitten by a Pit Bull or Rottweiler to recover damages throughout Southern New Jersey including Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, and Burlington counties. When it comes to your injuries and the liability of the dog owner, a bite is a bite – even if the animal biting was a Chihuahua.
It is critical that you know what to do when you have been bitten so you can get appropriate dog bite treatment to protect yourself from disease, future effects, and financial hardship. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, contact Mr. Cowhey today to discuss your situation at 609.513.0627.