New Jersey Dog Bite Attorneys
Helping Victims of Dog Bites recover compensation
If you were injured as a result of a dog bite or any other type of animal bite, you may have the right to bring a lawsuit and claim against the owner of the animal. It is important to contact a New Jersey dog bite attorney immediately so that your accident may be investigated, and more importantly, that the ownership of the animal or dog may be quickly established. Also, in most animal or dog bite cases it is important to document the bite involving both its appearance and severity as quickly as possible.
A dog bite can be minor or it can be devastating. It can lead to costly medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, and even death. A dog can bite at any time and for many reasons, such as it is excited, disturbed while eating or sleeping, or it perceives a threat to its territory. It is important to always be cautious around dogs that you do not own, making sure also that children are aware of the danger and protected. In the unfortunate event that you or your child is bitten by a dog, you only have two years to file a claim against the dog owner. Our New Jersey dog bite attorneys can gather the information necessary to file a dog bite suit and can work aggressively to recover the maximum benefits to cover your losses.
Speak to one of our New Jersey dog bite lawyers at the firm of Bendit Weinstock at (973) 736-9800 to see how we can best help you during this difficult time.
Don’t Disregard a Dog Bite
Dog bites can be very serious and should be evaluated by a medical professional. Even if you think that the bite is insignificant, it can lead to a major infection if not treated. Dogs’ mouths are filled with bacteria that can be transferred to humans when the dog bites. At the very least, a tissue or muscle bruise can result from a dog bite.
There are numerous injuries that can occur as a result of a dog bite, including:
- Broken bones
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Puncture wounds
- Bone infections
- Tissue infections
- Joint infections
The Dog Owner Is Strictly Liable
In the State of New Jersey, it does not matter who is at fault in a dog bite incident, the owner of the animal is almost always responsible for the victim’s injuries and pain and suffering. This is called the “dog bite statute” and it maintains that the victim does not have to prove negligence on the dog owner’s part. In fact, the only defense to a dog bite case is if the injured party purposefully caused the dog to bite him or her. There is also no limit of compensation for dog bite cases, meaning that you can receive all the damages you are entitled to for your injuries.
Bendit Weinstock Offers Individual Attorney-Client Relationships
Our dog bite attorneys in New Jersey help injured victims like you recover the money they deserve to cover what they have lost. We can help you, too. Our clients always talk directly with our NJ attorneys; our goal is a deeply personal relationship with each client.
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