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My child was bitten by a dog and has scars. What happens in a dog bite case?

 

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Child dog bites can leave significant scars and sometimes the emotional scars are more devastating than the physical ones. Dog bite/attack injuries may be covered by the dog owner's homeowners insurance, renters insurance or a commercial insurance policy may apply. It is crucial to speak to a qualified dog bite and injury lawyer to discuss your case before making any decisions about what to do.
 
In NJ or PA, the following are the initial steps in a dog bite or attack case:

1. Written notification to the dog owner to notify the insurance carrier

2. Written notification to the property owner to notify the insurance carrier

3. Obtain public records of the dog, the incident and any prior occurrences: police reports, animal control reports or local and county health department records

4. Obtain emergency room records, hospital records, and any plastic surgeon/orthopedic records.

5. Investigation into the dog's history, such as breeding, trainers, prior owners, and the dog's veterinarian.

Access our free legal article for more information about what happens in a PA or NJ dog bite case.

If you'd like your case reviewed by our Pennsylvania and New Jersey dog bite and injury lawyers, call 877.944.8396. 

**This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. 


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