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Posted On October 28, 2020 Personal Injury
When you experience a dog attack, it can be an awful, traumatizing experience. After all, dogs are supposed to be man’s best friend. The injuries a dog attack can inflict are painful and will likely require a process of medical examinations and treatments before your life returns to normal. You deserve fair compensation as you recover, to ease the financial and mental burden of your recovery.
The pathway to the money you are entitled to can be complicated. The last thing you want to worry about while you recuperate is how you will pay for your treatment. Our experienced dog attack attorneys are here to guide you through the journey to get the compensation you need.
New Jersey laws state that a dog owner is “strictly liable” in a civil lawsuit if their dog bites you on public property or on private property that you were legally allowed to be on. Let’s say you’re walking down your neighborhood sidewalk or were invited to your neighbor’s backyard barbecue, and their dog bites you. Under strict liability, the owner is liable for the attack regardless of whether or not the dog had a history of attacks.
If a dog attacks you but does not bite you, the strict liability laws do not apply. But dog owners can also be found negligent if they are careless or fail to control their pets. A dog owner may be found negligent for leaving an aggressive dog unsupervised in an unfenced yard or walking a big, aggressive dog without a muzzle.
Before consulting with our experienced attorneys, make sure that you weren’t trespassing at the time of the attack. If you were illegally on the dog owner’s property at the time of the attack, courts may find that you deserve little to no compensation for the injuries you sustained.
Contact us or call us at (866) 778-5500 today to speak with an experienced New Jersey dog bite lawyer today for free.