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An Essex County man that was attacked and bitten by an acquaintance's dog was forced to seek emergency treatment and multiple shots for his wounds over multiple hospital visits, despite being uninsured.  His medical 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, call David J. Cowhey today on our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627 to get the recovery and peace of mind you deserve.


Attorney David J. Cowhey was able to secure a $206,000 settlement for an Ocean County postal worker that was bitten by a dog on her hand and was forced to undergo carpal-tunnel release surgery.


South Jersey Dog BIte Lawyer David J. Cowhey was able to secure a $295,000 settlement for a five-year-old Cumberland County girl that suffered lacerations and scarring to her face as a result of a dog bite attack that occurred in the summer of 2018.  The child healed very well after cosmetic surgery, and Mr. Cowhey was able to establish a structured settlement for her that, with accrued interest, will pay out nearly $375,000 by the time she reaches 30 years of age.  Dog bite attacks involving minors are, unfortunately, far more common than most people realize.  If your child has been attacked, bitten, or scarred by a dog in New Jersey, call David J. Cowhey, the South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, today at (609) 653-9200, or on our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627.  We are ready to help your child today, call now for a free consultation.


A case in which a young Cumberland County woman sustained a severe bite wound to her chin has settled for the amount of $250,000.  The client had a significant portion of her chin bitten off by a dog, which required multiple plastic surgery procedures in the form of skin grafts.  Tne graft donors were taken from her clavicle area, leaving her not only with scarring on her chin but in the area of her neck/collarbone as well. 


A case in which an Ocean County woman sustained a severe bite wound on her forearm in 2016 settled for the amount of $150,000.  The case was previously rejected by two other law firms due to a potential issue of landlord liability; the owner of the dog did not carry homeowner's insurance, and Mr. Cowhey helped his client bring a claim against her landlord on the basis that she knew of the dog's dangerous propensities, given prior examples of aggression involving the dog in question.  The case was settled after liability as against the landlord was established by Mr. Cowhey.  Dog bite claims in which the dog's owner does not own their home require that prior knowledge on the part of the landlord of the property must be established before a claim can be succesfully prosecuted.  This is a difficult area of dog bite law in which Mr. Cowhey excels, and in which he makes sure to take every step necessary to establish liability in order to bring such claims to a favorable result.  Do you have a dog bite claim involving a dog owner that is a tenant and that does not carry homeowner's insurance?  Call David J. Cowhey, the South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer, today on our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627.  During your free consultation, Mr. Cowhey can clearly outline for you what will need to be done in order to successfully bring a claim against a landlord.


A case in which a minor from Cumberland County, who presented with facial wounds and scarring following a dog attack, settled for the amount of $100,000.  Minors are often victims of dog bite attacks, particularly by more aggressive breeds, and facial scarring can result in large settlements or verdicts.  Call the South Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer today at (609) 653-9200 or on our 24/7 Attorney Hotline at (609) 513-0627 for a free consultation of your dog bite claim.


$150,000 settlement for a young Burlington County boy that received bite wounds on multiple areas of his body as the result of an attack by a pair of Rottweilers.


$150,000 settlement for a young Camden County boy who received multiple scars on his legs after an attack.  The dog's owner did not have homeowner's insurance, but a claim was brought against the landlord of the property where the attack occurred.  The landlord was liable for the boy's injuries because they had prior knowledge of the dog's dangerous tendencies.


$215,000 settlement for a young Atlantic County girl who suffered facial scarring as the result of an unprovoked dog attack. 


$100,000 settlement for an Atlantic County wife and mother who was attacked by a large Akita while attempting to return the dog to its owner.