Essex County Dog Bite Lawyer
While dogs can provide love and companionship to their owners, people sometimes forget that they are also unpredictable animals that can cause extreme physical damage with their very sharp teeth and powerful bites. When you or your loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog in New Jersey, it is important to remember that you have legal options. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, is committed to helping you understand those options and pursue fair compensation for the physical and emotional trauma you have suffered. Contact our office today to learn how an Essex County dog bite lawyer can help.
Dog Bite Liability in New Jersey
Many individuals don’t realize they have legal rights when it comes to getting bitten by someone’s dog. New Jersey law states that anyone who is bitten or attacked by a dog and sustains injuries is fully entitled to be compensated by the owner, regardless of whether or not the dog has a vicious history. For decades, our skilled dog bite injury lawyers have been successfully representing adults and children in a wide range of dog bite cases involving dogs known for their aggressive behavior such as pit bulls, Yorkshire terriers, and other small breeds.
The state’s dog owner liability laws protect individuals who have suffered treatable skin abrasions and puncture wounds to catastrophic injuries that leave lifelong scarring or even result in death. Whether or not the dog bit or attacked you on public or private property does not affect the owner’s liability. One of the most common concerns our clients have regarding their dog bite involves the hesitation they feel about bringing a friend or a neighbor to court. Fortunately, the homeowners’ insurance that many dog owners have oftentimes encompasses the costs associated with dog bites.
Recovering Compensation After an Attack
We understand that your experience was likely emotionally and physically painful, leaving you with expensive medical bills and disturbing memories of the event. Our attorneys can help you obtain the financial compensation you need to overcome your damages by holding the dog owner responsible. You may be able to recover compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial burdens, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Loss of independence
- The cost of rehabilitation or physical therapy
- Pain and Suffering
Our team has obtained more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We understand how to effectively defend your case in court, and we are determined to help you achieve fair compensation for your injuries. Give our office a call today and learn how we can help you recover the justice you deserve.
Contact Our Essex County Dog Bite Injury Lawyers Today
We invite you to contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC for powerful, effective legal representation when you have been severely injured by someone else’s dog. Our law firm represents clients throughout New Jersey and we offer free initial consultations. Our legal services are provided on a contingency fee basis — if we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today to schedule a consultation.