We help injured victims recover the compensation they deserve
Dog bites are one of the most common types of personal injury. And they can be quite serious, requiring medical treatment and in some cases, plastic surgery to repair scarring. Dog owners are responsible for restraining their pets. When they fail to meet this responsibility and you get hurt, the Cherry Hill dog bite attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can help you recover damages.
Some dogs have a reputation for biting people - for example, pit bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Doberman Pinschers. However, many serious dog bites, especially to infants and children, can come from much smaller breeds, who most people believe do not have a propensity for biting. Moreover, the elderly are susceptible to injury from large dogs who may just be trying to play. Unfortunately, a broken hip is not most people's idea of "playing."
If you have been injured by a dog attack, dog bites, or were hurt after being knocked down by a dog jumping on you, you may be entitled to compensation. This includes compensation for past and future medical expenses related to your injury, and lost wages if you were unable to return to work. You may also be able to collect other damages (financial compensation) for pain and suffering and disfigurement.
Common dog bite scenarios
Some of the dog bite cases our law firm handles include:
- Dog bite victims
- Children bitten by dogs
- Infants who were bit in the face by a dog
- Individuals injured in knockdown by a dog
- Other dog attack injuries
Our legal team will investigate your dog attack and build the strongest case possible. We will also determine the full amount of damages you suffered and will fight to hold the dog's owners responsible. Insurance companies will likely try to pay you as little as possible. Our attorneys are not interested in lowball settlement offers. We will seek the full amount of compensation we believe you are owed.
Our law firm's founder, Adam Kotlar, is board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the area of civil trial law, as are other attorneys in our firm. Few attorneys in the state are board-certified in any area of specialty since it is such a difficult process. But we are constantly working to provide the best representation we can for our clients.