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What are the hidden costs of dog bite injuries?

New Jersey residents just like you interact with dogs on a daily basis. Any dog from the neighborhood's friendly pup to a stranger's pooch on a leash could possibly end up being a danger to you, however. Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., are here to help you through the aftermath of a bite attack.

Do insurance companies deny coverage because of a dangerous pet?

You already know that some dog attacks can be tragic. Many residents of New Jersey and elsewhere have been mauled by other people’s family pets. Homeowners’ insurance is meant to cover injuries that happen in someone else’s home, but ownership of certain kinds of dogs may mean that the homeowner can’t be insured.

What is tetanus?

If you receive a bite from a dog or other animal in New Jersey, you may have some concern about contracting rabies. This is entirely valid, especially if the creature was a wild animal or a stray with no documented vaccination history. Unfortunately, however, rabies is not the only possible infection you need to worry about after an animal bite. There is also the possibility that you could contract tetanus.

How should a bite be treated in the immediate aftermath?

As a New Jersey resident who has recently suffered from an animal attack that resulted in bite injuries, you are likely scrambling to act quickly in the aftermath. Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., is here to help walk you through what should be done next.

When a dog bites: Tips for owners

Many New Jersey residents may find it difficult to imagine that their dog will ever bite someone. However, there may come a day when people find themselves in this situation, and it is important for them to know what to do.

Understanding aggression in dogs

While it may be true that dogs are man’s best friend, aggressive dogs can pose a threat to people under certain circumstances. Understanding aggression in canines is essential in this case, as it will allow you identify a possible issue and take steps to avoid being injured. WebMD offers the following facts about dog aggression and what you can do about it.

Dangerous dog breeds: aggression and public safety

New Jersey residents love their four-legged friends, and many even consider them members of the family. Dogs have long been associated with comfort and companionship, but there are a number of breeds that have raised debate over the years in regard to their temperament. Unfortunately, some breeds are known to exhibit higher levels of aggression than others.

How does strict liability apply to dog owners?

If you have been attacked by a dog in New Jersey, you may be wondering what the next step is. Who will cover medical costs? Who will make up for any lost wages? Will you be forced to cover these expenses on your own? Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., is here to help guide you through these potential hurdles.

Is it a serious crime to allow a dog to attack?

New Jersey residents come into contact with many dogs, but bites and attacks are relatively rare. However, if you have ever experienced or witnessed a dog go wild, you know that the barrier between the domesticated friend and the vicious animal is not always as sturdy as it seems. Be that as it may, a dog attack might not always lead to you filing a criminal case.

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