Ocean County Dog Bite, Attack and Mauling Lawyers
Ocean County, New Jersey, has been growing rapidly for almost the past thirty years. Ocean County is located along the popular Jersey Shore and is a hot destination spot for many, especially during New Jersey’s beautiful summers. Over half a million people call Ocean County home, and a large percentage of these homes have dogs in them. Unfortunately, numerous dog attacks occur in Ocean County every year. At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our dog bite injury attorneys have the experience you need to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Many dog owners try to assign blame to bite victims. For example, they may argue that the victim had no right to be on the property. In many cases, though, this argument is futile. If the attack occurred in a public spot, the victim generally had a right to be there. If the attack occurred on private property, the victim also likely had a right to be on the property unless the victim was trespassing. For example, the victim could have been invited over for dinner. The victim may be a mail carrier or other individual with implied permission to enter the property.
The dog owner may also argue that the victim somehow provoked the dog. For example, was the victim playing with the dog when the attack occurred, or did the dog charge at the victim without warning? Many dog owners try to assign blame to victims when the victims are not at fault.
Generally, in New Jersey, a dog owner is strictly liable for the injuries that result from a dog bite. With strict liability, the negligence of the parties is not a factor in the claim. The dog owner could have taken numerous precautions to prevent the dog from biting someone else and still be liable for the victim’s injuries.
Victims of dog bites and other types of dog attacks should keep track of all of their medical records and expenses. They should also keep records that document their lost wages (if they have to miss work). These records will be used to value the claim.
Call today to schedule a Consultation
If you were injured by a dog, contact the attorneys at the Aretsky Law Group, P.C. to schedule a Consultation at one of our Ocean County meeting locations by appointment only to discuss your claim. Call 1-800-537-4154 or email our office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.