Montclair Dog Bite Attorneys
Have you been attacked by a dog in Montclair, New Jersey? If so, you need to speak with an attorney experienced in these claims. At the Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our dog bite injury attorneys work closely with our clients to ensure they obtain the maximum compensation available under the law. Our attorneys work hard and pursue all available remedies of recovery while our clients focus on recovering from their injuries.
In New Jersey, a dog bite victim may be entitled to numerous types of damages. Damages are amounts of money paid to a victim to make that victim “whole” again after the victim is injured. In a dog bite claim, damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Any other damages directly related to the dog bite
So long as the damages sought are a direct result of the dog attack, the victim has a strong argument that he or she should be entitled to them.
To claim damages in a dog bite case, the victim must provide evidence of each type of damages sought. For example, to claim medical expenses, the victim needs to submit medical bills and medical records that describe the nature of the injuries. To claim lost wages, the victim will need to submit documentation from his or her employer showing the time missed from work.
Whether a dog owner is liable for the victim’s injuries largely depends on the type of injury the dog has inflicted.
New Jersey has enacted strict liability laws for injuries that result from dog bites. Dog owners are generally liable for all injuries that result from dog bites. Even if a dog owner took numerous precautions to prevent the dog from injuring someone else, the dog owner remains liable according to the law.
However, if a dog caused injuries in some other way, such as by jumping on the victim, strict liability does not apply.
If you were bitten by a dog, contact us today
If you were bitten by a dog, contact the Aretsky Law Group, P.C. today to discuss your possible claim. To schedule your free consultation at our Montclair, N.J. meeting location by appointment only and learn your legal rights, call 1-800-537-4154 or email our office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.