If you sustained an injury as a result of a dog bite, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the burdens you are facing. New Jersey has enacted dog bite laws to protect victims of dog attacks. Reach out to our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys today to discuss the details of your incident and learn about how we can help you.
Can I pursue legal action after a dog bite injury in New Jersey?
Over 5 million dog attack injuries occur each year in the United States. Not all of these attacks result in the need for emergency medical attention, however, if it does for you, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Continue reading to learn more about New Jersey’s dog bite laws. Also, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to discuss the details of your case and your options. Our committed legal team will be able to assess your case and decide whether or not you should pursue legal action or not.
What are the dog bite laws in New Jersey?
New Jersey has put dog bite laws in place to protect victims who have been hurt as a result of a dog attack or bite. The law asserts that even if the dog has no prior records of biting anyone, the dog owner is still responsible for injuries to the victim as long as:
- The dog bite or attack happened on public property.
- The attack occurred on private property, and the victim was there legally.
You may be able to hold the dog owner liable for your medical bills if you had to seek medical attention because of a dog bite. Moreover, if the owner of the dog is determined to be entirely at fault, he or she may also be held responsible for lost wages and other expenses that were contracted as a result of the dog attack.
In most cases, the dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy will compensate the injured party. If the dog owner did not file a claim with their insurance company, you will need to hire the services of a knowledgeable and experienced New Jersey, personal injury attorney, as soon as possible. Our firm can help you file your claim so that you can obtain the compensation you deserve.
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If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.