Dog bites are extremely common and occur every seven seconds in the U.S., resulting annually in nearly 800,000 individuals requiring medical treatment. The majority of these victims are unfortunately children. If you or a family member was bitten by a dog, the personal injury lawyers at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, are well equipped to represent you. We have handled countless dog bite claims in the past including several yielding high six figure recoveries. Our dog bite lawyers are also certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Civil Trial Attorneys, a credential held by less than 2% of those licensed in the state. We are prepared to utilize our 75 plus years of experience to secure proper medical treatment, reimbursement of your economic losses (e.g. lost wages) and full compensation for your pain and suffering and permanent disfigurement. An attorney at the firm can be reached toll-free any time of day or night by calling 877-450-8301. The consultation is free and there is no legal fee payable unless a recovery is made on your behalf.
Dog Bite Claims
It is often hard to envision when you look at your family dog that a bite can result in long lasting health problems, incapacitating pain, permanent scarring and psychological trauma. Fortunately, New Jersey Law allows dog bite victims to recover for their personal injury. In order to succeed on such a claim, however, certain “elements” must be established including fault and damages. Our experienced dog bite lawyers possess the legal acumen required to skillfully develop your claim and obtain full recovery for your damages.
New Jersey Dog Bite Laws
As is common in many states, New Jersey operates under strict liability when a dog bites and injures someone. Even if the animal has never displayed aggressive behavior, the dog owner is responsible for any injuries and damages resulting from a bite. Although there are exceptions to this general rule, they are very narrow and apply infrequently. When someone other than the owner is the target of a claim, a different basis for accountability must be utilized (e.g. common law negligence). Our team of dog bite attorneys has compiled resources intended to help those who have suffered this variety of injury, including information regarding:
- Frequently Asked Dog Bite Questions (FAQ)
- Establishing Liability
- Cases Against Dog Owners
- Insurance Claims
- What To Do If Bitten By A Dog
- Non-bite Injuries including Knock-down or Clawing
- Medical Treatment
- Scars & Disfigurement
- Emotional Distress From A Dog Attack
- Settling A Dog Bite Injury Case
- Enhanced Duty With Vicious Dogs
- New Dog Bite Law
- Apartment, Condo & Landlord Liability
- How Long Do I Have To File A Claim
- Legal Fees In Dog Bite Cases
NJ Dog Bite Attorneys Are Available Immediately To Assist You
Our firm has a history of aggressively pursuing compensation for New Jersey dog bite victims. The founder of the firm, Jonathan F. Marshall, has handled many of these cases in the past even recovering a jury verdict that amounted to more than $700,000. This is honestly one of the highest dog bite awards we are aware of in a contested case where the defendant was insured. Daniel Santarsiero and the other members of our firm have an impressive record in representing dog bite victims. All of our injury lawyers are sensitive to the special care and attention that this type of accident requires. We understand what you have endured, and we are committed to obtaining just compensation for your injuries. Seek the respected counsel of the skilled NJ Dog Bite Attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver when you or someone you care for has been seriously injured by a dog or other pet. We are available to meet with you and offer the benefit of our years of experience in this area when reviewing your situation. Call anytime to start the process.