New Jersey law regarding dog bites holds dog owners strictly liable for dog bite injuries. It is not necessary to show negligence on the part of the animal’s owner to recover compensation for a dog bite injury. If you would like to discuss a possible claim with an attorney at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, please contact our office to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
When a property owner, landlord, renter, business, dog handler, or veterinary office allows a vicious dog (or other animal) to bite a person, the victim can file a claim for negligence. Particularly if the dog’s owner does not have liability insurance, or if the attack resulted in serious injuries, the third-party claim will provide a source of valuable compensation for your loss.
Our New Jersey Dog Bite Attorneys have extensive experience in recovering compensation for negligence in dog bite cases. It is necessary to show that the party knew or should have known that the animal was present and a danger to others, and that the injury was a result of the animal attack, not just a fall.
If the owner or a handler has reason to know that the dog had a dangerous propensity, or has a history of biting, jealous behavior, mischievousness, playfulness, or over-demonstrative affection, the property owner should take measures to see the dog does not come on the premises.
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If you or a member of your family was injured in an animal attack or bitten by a dog, it is important to have a lawyer with experience in similar cases review your claim. Protect your right to recover full compensation for your loss. Call 1-877-450-8301 or e-mail our office to arrange a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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