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Not every dog attack incident leaves the victim with severe, visible bite scars. However, such incidents can result in secondary injuries to the affected area, and even in other parts of the body that were not directly bitten. As the New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, attorney David J. Cowhey has handled a multitude of such dog bite cases.
In the matter of an Atlantic County policeman receiving a bite wound from a dog while answering a call for a domestic dispute, the client received dog bite wounds that were considered relatively minor and seemingly inconsequential. However, as the client was violently pulled to the ground by the dog during the attack, he also received an injury to his spine. Medical treatment and imaging revealed that the policeman had suffered disc herniations at multiple levels, which required surgery. Through the diligent efforts of dog bite attorney David Cowhey, the case settled for the amount of $700,000.
Furthermore, not all dog bites come from larger breeds like Rottweilers, Dobermans and German Shepherds. Smaller dog breeds like poodles, chihuahuas, and pugs can also cause significant injuries. Dog bites can cause infections, break smaller bones in the body like hands, or cause a fall resulting in a head injury.
In a case Mr. Cowhey is currently litigating, a United States postal worker from Ocean County received a bite on her hand from a small “toy breed” dog while performing her duties. While her scars are minor, the bite resulted in secondary injuries to her hand that required corrective surgery. As a result, the client has been kept out of work, with medical bills and worker’s compensation liens accumulating.
Dog attacks do not only result in superficial scarring. Many of them result in secondary injuries that require surgical intervention, which are both costly and prohibitive to working and performing everyday activities. In such cases, the services of an experienced and knowledgeable dog bite attorney are essential to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have received a bite from a dog in the state of New Jersey, and you believe that you have suffered secondary injuries in the affected area, or lingering pain in other areas of your body that you did not have prior to the attack, contact David J. Cowhey, the New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, today at (609) 513-0627 for a free consultation. Do not let dog bite injuries hinder your ability to work or affect your daily life.
Updated September 10, 2021