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Child receives $40,000 from dog bite injury claim

Most dogs in the state of New Jersey are friendly and lovable animals with responsible owners. However, some dogs can be aggressive, hostile and may lash out or attack when approached. Even dogs that have been trained or seem harmless can issue a painful bite or attack without warning. Dog bites can cause permanent and serious physical injuries as well as psychological trauma. Recently, a child in another state received a $40,000 settlement from a lawsuit after suffering a dog bite injury.

The victim in the attack was only 3 years old at the time of the incident. The girl's father submitted the legal claim on her behalf. According to the lawsuit, the girl was bitten in the face by a dog and suffered injuries to the left side of her face and her left eyelid. The lacerations extended all the way up to her hairline, the lawsuit claimed.

The girl was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries. The claim asserts that the girl went for two checkups after suffering the initial injuries, and doctors say that her wounds are healing well. The girl was awarded a settlement of $40,000 to be paid by the insurance agency of the dog's owner.

Even though some dogs may seem friendly and approachable, they can still be unpredictable and attack unprovoked. Injuries suffered due to dog bites can be extremely painful and potentially permanent. Anyone in New Jersey that suffers a dog bite injury can take legal action against those believed to be responsible. A successful lawsuit could result in much-needed financial relief as well as a sense of justice.

Source:, "Insurer pays $40K for dog bite claim", Denise Royal, Aug. 17, 2017

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