Respected and Aggressive Woodland Park Dog Bite, Attack, and Maulings Lawyers
Woodland Park, New Jersey is home to over 10,000 residents. Woodland Park contains a number of parks and other outdoor areas where dog owners may take their dogs for a run or to throw a ball or Frisbee. Unfortunately, dog bites and other dog attacks occur every year. If you are the victim of a dog bite or other type of dog attack, what are your legal rights? At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our dog bite attorneys have years of experience in these claims and will take every step necessary to ensure your legal rights are protected.
The location of the dog bite or dog attack is central to these injury claims.
If you were on private property when the attack occurred, you must prove that you had the right to be on that property. Proving that you were invited on the property is sufficient to meet this requirement. Were you at a family gathering? Were you dropping off something you borrowed from a friend? Are you a mail carrier or meter reader with implied permission to enter a gated yard? These factors are carefully considered in a dog bite claim. Dog owners may use trespassing as a defense in dog attack claims.
If you were on public property, it is more difficult for a dog owner to argue against liability. If you were walking down the street, strolling in a park, or were in some other type of public place when the dog attacked you, the dog owner is generally liable for your injuries.
There are several steps you should take after you are attacked by a dog to protect your legal rights. First, you should write down or otherwise memorialize the details of the attack. Where were you when it happened? Did you have any interaction with the dog before the attack? Noting these details will be helpful for your attorney.
Also, follow through with all of your medical treatment and keep copies of all records and bills. You must show a direct relationship between the dog attack and your injuries if you wish to recover damages.
Speak with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights
If you were attacked by a dog, schedule a free consultation with our experienced attorneys to discuss your options. Call 1-800-537-4154 or email our office directly via Live Chat or our law firm website contact form today.