It is an unfortunate fact that many victims of dog attacks in New Jersey are children under the age of 18. Larger, more aggressive breeds such as Rottweilers and pit bulls may be prone to attack young children simply because they are perceived by the offending animal as smaller and weaker. In such cases, the injuries inflicted by dog attacks may be severe. However, a child can recoup significant compensation for their dog bite injuries through "structured settlements." In the event that claim involving a dog attack victim who happens to be a minor is settled, the minor's parents may choose to place the settlement proceeds in a structured plan which takes the form of an annuity from a life insurance company. The goal is to provide for the child victim's needs and ensure that there is money waiting for the child after he or she turns 18. These "annuities" are periodic payments of the settlement proceeds, with accrued interest, that are paid out on set dates (usually on the child's birthday) after the child reaches their 18th birthday. These payments can possibly help the child pay for otherwise expensive items such as college tuition, rent payments, payments toward a car, or even a house. These annuities, coupled with the interest accumulated over a certain period of years, can add up to a significant recovery that can make a child's life entering adulthood significantly easier. Attorney David J. Cowhey excels in obtaining large structured settlements for dog attack victims who are minors. If your child has been attacked by a dog in New Jersey, and you want to ensure the best possible recovery that will facilitate an easier transition to adulthood for them, call the South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, David J. Cowhey, today at (609) 653-9200. For our 24/7 Attorney Hotline, call (609) 513-0627 to speak with Mr. Cowhey directly. Our attorney will provide an easy, honest assessment of your child's case at no cost to you.