Dogs very well could be considered man’s best companions. Dogs serve vital functions in society and make lovely family friends, yet they can attack without notice, even a familiar person. A dog bite can cause significant injuries and consequences, especially if the dog is aggressive or has medical difficulties. When you or your family members are the victims of a dog bite or in Teaneck, PA, you deserve compensation for your injuries and financial damages. Skilled legal representation can help you collect compensation for dog bite injuries. Connect with your amazing team of Teaneck dog bite lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. immediately to book a free case consultation with our Teaneck dog bite lawyers to learn more about your rights and choices.

Dog-bite injuries and complications

Dog bites can cause serious injuries and consequences depending on the dog’s size, attack severity, and length. Depending on the dog’s health, dog bites can cause injuries and consequences such as:

  • Dog teeth can cause lacerations and scars. Deep lacerations can cause persistent scarring, which may require skin grafts or plastic surgery to repair damage and restore function.
  • Large dogs can shatter hands, feet, and arms with their bites. If a dog bite victim falls, he or she may break a bone.
  • Deep bites can cause muscle, soft tissue, and nerve damage, even if the wound seems like a little puncture.
  • Staphylococcus, pasteurella, capnocytophaga, and rabies can dwell in a dog’s mouth and be transmitted through a bite that breaks the skin. When you don’t know the dog’s vaccine history, it’s crucial to get treated and immunized for various diseases.
  • Small children are more vulnerable to significant injuries and consequences from dog bites because an attacking dog can more quickly reach a small child’s face, head, and neck. Because of this, many dog-related deaths involve young children.

The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.’s Teaneck Dog Bite Lawyer Will Protect Your Rights And Interests

You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and damages after a dog bite or in Teaneck due to the owner’s negligence. Compensation may come in the form of

  • Medical expenses past and future
  • Lost earnings if injuries prevent you from working
  • Agony
  • Disfigurements or impairments reduce life quality.

Our Teaneck personal injury lawyers will fight for you to achieve the results you deserve. You need someone who can investigate dog bite cases to prove the dog owner’s negligence and your right to financial compensation. 

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite or dog attack in Teaneck, contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal rights and options with our Teaneck dog bite lawyers.

About Teaneck, N.J.

The origin and significance of the name “Teaneck” have been the subject of extensive research and conjecture. A recent study indicates that Teaneck is most likely of Native American origin and its truest roots of origin meaning “villages.” Indeed, it is thought that at least two communities existed in the Teaneck region, one near Fycke Lane and the other on the bluff at Brett Park.
Teaneck is a melting pot of cultures, languages, and ethnic groups. It was colonized by Dutch Colonists in the 1600s and constituted a township in 1895. Originally inhabited by Hackensack Indians. It was the first community in the United States to vote for integrated schools in the 1960s, earning it national recognition.
The original Master Plan, which was presented to the Township Council in 1933, acknowledged the rapid changes occurring within the town and aimed to maintain Teaneck’s many aesthetic qualities and promote its future as a premier residential community. This lofty objective has been substantially attained in the subsequent years. In 1949, Teaneck was showcased as a Model American Community as an example of exemplary local administration.

Dog Bite Legal Services in Areas Nearby

The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. has office locations nearby at:

Contact our Rochelle Park office today at (201) 231-7847 or our Englewood Cliffs office at 201-734-3763 for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bite Claims In NJ

Will my insurance cover my dog bite injury?

A family member’s dog bit me. How can I avoid suing a loved one?

You may not want a legal demand for compensation to harm your connection with a family member, friend, or neighbor. Many dog bite claims are reimbursed by the dog owner’s homeowners’ or renters’ insurance, not their own money. Your friend or family member certainly carries insurance to recompense someone for injuries and damages and to protect their own cash and valuables.

Must I establish the dog's owner was negligent?

Usually. New Jersey is not a strict liability state for dog attacks, thus an injured victim must prove the owner’s negligence. It may be possible to demonstrate a dog owner’s carelessness by showing that the owner was aware of the dog’s harmful propensities (such as the dog biting someone before) or by showing that the owner neglected to take reasonable precautions to control or confine the dog, allowing it to roam and bite someone.


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