Parsippany Dog Bite Attorneys
A dog bite is a traumatic event. Not only do you have physical wounds that must be treated, but you also likely have emotional and psychological distress that may last for years. At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our dog bite injury attorneys possess the expertise you need to obtain maximum compensation in your case. Without an attorney on your side, you risk weakening your claim and losing money you may be entitled to.
New Jersey takes dog bite claims very seriously. In fact, it has enacted statutes that impose strict liability on dog owners in cases involving dog bites. With strict liability, a dog owner is generally responsible for the damages that result from a dog bite claim. Whether the owner was actually negligent or not is not relevant in a strict liability claim. Therefore, it does not matter if the owner had installed a fancy new fence and had the dog on a leash when it bit the victim—the owner will still be liable for the harm the dog caused.
If a dog causes injuries in some other manner, however, the liability rules change a bit. If the dog injured the victim by jumping on the victim, charging at the victim, or in some other way that does not involve a bite, the strict liability laws do not apply. Rather, the victim must pursue a negligence claim against the dog owner. The victim must show:
- The dog owner had a duty to prevent the dog from injuring others;
- The dog owner breached that duty; and
- The victim was injured due to this breach.
The victim must prove each of these elements to prevail in a negligence claim. If the victim cannot prove all three of these elements, the claim will fail and the victim will not be entitled to any damages. The victim will assume responsibility for all medical bills and other expenses associated with the injuries.
With the assistance of a dog bite injury attorney, a victim’s chances of recovery significantly improve. These attorneys understand how to present evidence to prove that the victim is entitled to damages.
If you were injured by a dog, call us today
At the Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our dog bite injury attorneys are experienced in all types of claims. To schedule a free consultation at our Parsippany, New Jersey meeting location by appointment only, call 1-800-537-4154 or email Mr. Aretsky directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.