Each year in New Jersey they is a large number of reported dog bite injuries. Some of these dog bites, or animal attacks, are serious. If you sustain a serious injury from a dog or another type of animal in New Jersey, you need to find an experienced New Jersey Attorney. Then you will be able to focus on getting better. If you contact our personal injury law office, we will fight to ensure you get fully compensated. The important thing is to not delay. There are certain deadlines and statutes of limitations in New Jersey. Give our injury law office a call to make sure your legal rights are protected.
If you’re attacked by a dog in New Jersey, the law that governs the situation is called Strict Liability. In other words, as opposed to some states where every dog is entitled to one bite, an owner can’t be held responsible unless the dog has shown some viciousness before you were attacked by the dog. That’s not the case in New Jersey. If you’re bitten by a dog in New Jersey and you’re not trespassing on someone else’s property, or you didn’t torment the dog or harass the dog into biting you, then there’s strict liability. The dog owner is going to be responsible to respond to you and damages for your scarring, for your pain, for your suffering, for your mental anguish and, probably, for the rest of your life.
What Damages Can Occur During a Dog Bite?
If you or a loved one, specifically a child, is bitten by a dog, it’s important to understand, that although the puncture wounds and the scars are significant in evaluating your case, and many times it depends on the location of the scars when you’re talking about how much the case is ultimately going to be worth. For example, the scar in the face of a child is worth substantially more money than a scar in the back of the calf of a 70-year-old man. But we regard as equally important the mental anguish, fears and psychological damage that a child may suffer if they’re bitten by a dog. There may be fears of animals that may be left a lifetime. And these are things that have to be brought to the attention of insurance companies when it comes to trying to settle these cases and the juries in the event that these cases are tried.
Call us today at (732) 547-2944 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation. We have been helping victims of dog attacks since 1968.