Dog Bite Lawyer in Linwood, New Jersey
Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Representing Animal Attack Victims in Atlantic County, Burlington County, Gloucester County and Throughout Western Philadelphia
Dog bites cause serious injuries and fatalities every year. If a dog bit you or a member of your family, it is important to discuss your legal options with a personal injury lawyer who has experience and a record of success in dog bite injury claims.
Attorney Richard A. Stoloff represents people injured by dog bites and other types of animal attacks. He has more than 25 years of legal experience and an impressive record of success in dog bite injury cases.
Whether you were attacked by a dog, cat or other animal, you can rely on the Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff for quality legal representation that gets results. With offices in Linwood, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our legal team represents injured people throughout the region.
Types of Dog Bite Injuries
Animal attacks can cause severe physical and psychological harm to individuals, including:
- Puncture wounds
- Broken or crushed bones
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- Infections, including rabies
- Nerve damage
- Tissue loss
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social and emotional harm
Dog bites can require multiple surgeries, including plastic surgery, to repair the damage. Even with the best of medical care, these injuries can leave behind physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime.
Social and Emotional Consequences of Animal Attacks
Dog bite victims may develop an ongoing fear of dogs or other animals. They may be afraid to outside at all. Children with scars from an animal attack may be shunned by peers for being different. Adults who have been disfigured in an animal attack may find it more difficult to get a job or even a date. The long-term consequences can include chronic anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts and attempts.
Holding the Negligent Responsible
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff, we believe that the owner and/or caretaker of the animal who injured you should be held legally responsible for damages. Our personal injury team will pursue full compensation for the losses you have suffered. These include pain and suffering, current and future medical expenses, loss of wages or income, and more.
Dog Bite Law
In New Jersey, dog owners are held strictly liable for injuries caused by their animals. If the victim was attacked in a public place or was lawfully in a private place, the owner is responsible for paying damages. It does not matter if the dog bit anyone before or if the owner knew whether the dog was vicious.
Pennsylvania dog bite law is different. It creates categories of claimants based on the severity of the injury and whether the dog had previously bitten someone.
In both states, it is wise to seek legal advice from an attorney experienced in handling dog bite and animal attack cases. To arrange a free consultation and case evaluation, please contact us online. You can also call our Linwood, New Jersey, office at 609-601-2233. To reach our office in downtown Philadelphia, call 215-988-9800.