David J. Cowhey has obtained a $175,000 settlement for an Atlantic City man that was attacked and bitten by a dog while buying groceries at a small market in Egg Harbor Township. In addition to severe scars on his ankle, the man also developed an infection, osteomyelitis, for which he had to take certain antibitotics, which in turn caused him to have a reaction that has left him with rashes and skin discoloration. Mr. Cowhey was able to get the client good compensation for his afflictions. If you have been bitten by a dog in New Jersey, and you have developed secondary injuries as a result, call David J. Cowhey, the New Jersey Dog Bite...Read More
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David J. Cowhey has secured a $250,000 settlement for a Philadelphia woman that was attacked and injured by a dog at a gathering in Camden County. In addition to suffering broken bones and scarring in her foot, which required surgical correction, the client's back was also injured in the ordeal. If you have been injured in a dog attack in New Jersey, call us today on our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627 for a free consultation.
An Essex County man that was attacked and bitten by an acquaintance's dog was forced to seek multiple treatments and shots for his wounds, despite being uninsured. His hospital bills totaled nearly $75,000. David Cowhey was able to obtain a $150,000 settlement for the client, so that his bills could be paid and he could receive fair compensation for his injuries. If you have been injured in a dog attack in New Jersey, and your medical bills are mounting...Read More
Many dog bites appear as obvious damage to the skin, but it is extremely important to remember that the underlying tissue can also suffer damage as a result of infection. The potential for infection from dog bites is extremely high. Dog bites can inoculate bacteria deep into tissue and, unfortunately, the majority of dog bites do become infected to some degree. Common bacteria spread through dog bites include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Pasteurella. Infections, if left untreated, can even seep into the bones, causing what is known as osteomyelitis, which is an inflammation of bone, usually occurring in the...Read More
A 12-year-old Somerset County boy was vacationing with his family in Wildwood in August of 2019 when he was attacked and severely injured by a pit bull on the beach. As a result of the incident, the boy suffered catatrophic injuries to his nose and face that will require multiple corrective surgeries. The case is currently under investigation, as the owner of the pit bull is apparently uninsured.
From all of us at the Law Office of David J. Cowhey, we would like to extend our sincerest wishes for a safe, healthy and happy New Year to everyone. If over the course of the holiday season you or someone you know was attacked and injured by a dog in New Jersey, please don't hesitate to give The South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer a call on our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627. Mr. Cowhey is always ready to speak with you about your dog bite case. Call us today for a free consultation.
From all of us at The Law Office of David J. Cowhey, we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Our office will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but will reopen for normal business hours on Thursday, December 26th. However, our phone lines will be open on those dates, so if you or anyone you know is in need of legal representation for a dog bite incident in the State of New Jersey, please do not hesitate to call our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627. Again, best wishes for a safe and relaxing holiday season for all.
Injuries stemming from dog bite incidents often require immediate medical attention. Some dog attacks can result in severe injuries that require more extensive treatment. If you utilize private health insurance to pay your immediate medical costs, and subsequently file a claim or lawsuit against the dog owner(s), you may find that your insurance carrier may seek to utilize their "right of subrogation" against your third-party recovery. Subrogation is a legal right held by most insurance carriers to legally pursue a third party that caused an insurance loss to the insured. In dog bite cases, your health insurance carrier may be...Read More
Injuries suffered as a result of a dog bite, whether they are minor or major, will almost always require some form of professional medical treatment. If you are a victim of a dog attack, have treated at a hospital or Urgent Care for your wounds, are a Medicaid or Medicare beneficiary, and you have filed a claim with the dog owner's homeowner's insurance company, Medicaid and Medicare have what is known as "third-party subrogation rights," which means that they have a right to be repaid out of the recovery you obtain from the dog owner's insurance company out of your claim or lawsuit. In such cases, it is absolutely essential that you...Read More
Dog bites do not only result in puncture wounds, bite marks and laceration scars. Occasionally, dog attacks can result in nerve damage to the areas that were bitten. For example, a dog attack victim that is bitten on their hand may at first believe that their injuries are superficial, but will eventually begin to experience numbness, tingling sensations, loss of grip, and possibly even the loss of use of the appendage as a result of the breakdown of nerves that were damaged when the dog bit the hand. Also, a dog may bite a person in one place, but cause injuries to another. An example of such an incident would be a dog attack victim...Read More