One of the many things that residents of Somerset County enjoy is open space that allows them to keep pets and other animals, such as cats, dogs, horses, and livestock. Most of these animals are safe and friendly, and it is unlikely that you will be bitten by a horse while enjoying a race in Far Hills or attacked by a dog while walking through Basking Ridge. If a vicious animal attacks you, however, you will need to know your legal rights. Depending on the specific facts associated with an animal bite incident, your rights may vary, and you may need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer to properly investigate, evaluate, and act on your behalf.
Certain factors need to be evaluated when determining whether the animal’s owner can be held legally liable for the injuries that occurred. For instance, it will be important to know whether the animal had been involved in other biting incidents in the past or whether the owner had done something to make the animal more vicious. Factors such as these must be carefully considered in an animal bite case and often require the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
A personal injury attorney experienced in animal bite cases can also help you determine what recovery options may be available. Depending on the extent of and circumstances surrounding your injury, you may be eligible to recover damages for your medical expenses, for other monetary losses associated with the animal bite, and even for emotional distress or pain and suffering. You may have to file a lawsuit, however, in order to recover damages, and you will likely need a lawyer to represent you.
The attorneys at the Mark Law Firm have experience with many types of personal injury claims, including animal bite incidents. We will help you evaluate your animal bite claim and let you know whether you should pursue further legal action. If filing a lawsuit is the appropriate path forward, we will fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive the recovery that you deserve.