$150,000 Settlement for Ocean County Woman with Severe Forearm Scar

Serving clients throughout New Jersey


An Ocean County woman who sustained a severe bite to her forearm by a dog that was allowed to break into her back yard received a $150,000 settlement for her injuries.  The client suffered a disfiguring injury to her forearm that required the application of skin grafts.  At the time of settlement, it had been nearly two years since the attack took place, and the scar was still very visible and caused a pronounced indentation in her arm.  The case was previously rejected by two other law firms, based on the difficulty of establishing liability in the case.  The dog was owned by her neighbor, who was a renter.  After extensive and exhaustive investigation, Mr. Cowhey and his staff ascertained that the dog owner's landlord had prior knowledge of the dog's dangerous propensities, and were therefore able to establish liability and force a resolution of the claim with the landlord's homeowner's insurance carrier.  If you have been attacked by a dog owned by a renter, do not think that you will not be able to recover because there is no insurance coverage.  The owner's landlord may very well have prior knowledge of the dog's dangerous disposition and allowed the animal to remain regardless, which makes them liable for damages.  Call the South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, David J. Cowhey, today at (609) 513-0627 for a free consultation and evaluation of your dog bite claim, and ensure that you choose an attorney who thoroughly investigates every case he handles.