Dog bite injuries are serious. If you were hurt and required medical attention, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys today to discuss the details of your case and the best course of action. At Brown Law, our legal team is committed to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. Do not wait to contact our firm today.
Can I pursue legal action after a dog bite injury in New Jersey?
Millions of dog bite injuries are sustained in the United States each year. While not all of them are severe, almost one-fifth of them require medical attention and even hospitalization. If you were attacked and/or bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Keep reading and retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney to learn more about New Jersey’s dog bite laws. Our dedicated attorneys will be able to assess your case and determine whether or not you should pursue legal action or not.
What are the dog bite laws in New Jersey?
The state of New Jersey has created dog bite laws to protect those who have been injured as a result of a dog attack. The law states that even if the dog has no prior history of biting anyone, the dog owner is still liable 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.
If you had to seek medical attention because of a dog bite, you may be able to hold the dog owner liable for your medical bills. Furthermore, if the owner of the dog is found to be fully at fault, he or she may also be held accountable for lose wages and other expenses that were incurred as a result of the dog attack.
While a dog owner will be the one held accountable, it is typically the dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy that will compensate the injured party. If the dog owner of the dog that bit you failed to file a claim with their insurance company, you will need to retain the services of a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our firm can help you file your claim.
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We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.