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Somerset County
Hunterdon County

Domestic animals and bite injury case

Having been involved in an animal bite case can be a traumatic experience. While most cases are accidental, negligence on part of animal owners can result in serious injuries and physical pain for the victim. A decision to file a legal claim for the animal bite injury may vary depending on the kind of animal involved in the incident.

Most cases of animal bites include dogs. However, other domestic animals, including horses, may also be involved. A horse may kick or bite a person which can result in physical injuries as well as emotional pain. Under state rules of negligence, the owner of the animal is usually held liable for the mishap. This is considered the case if there is a reason to believe that the owner knew about the violent tendencies of the domestic animal.

The attack may cause pain and suffering as well as serious disfigurement. If days are taken off from work to recover from the attack, it may also lead to lost wages. Moreover, the medical expenses to treat the injuries, as well as physical pain, may take a toll on your finances. However, you can get compensation for your treatment as well as your lost earnings from the owner of the domestic animal.

If you have been injured at the hands of a domestic animal attack, it may benefit you to consult with a personal injury attorney. An experienced lawyer can advise you about your legal rights and ensure you receive compensation for the medical expenses and lost salary. Animal attacks may result in serious injuries for the victim and penalties for negligent owners, hence it is not something that should be taken lightly. 

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