Dog Bites

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Finding Financial Recovery After a Dog Bite or Animal Attack

Bergen County Personal Injury AttorneysEvery year dozens of people are injured by dog bites. More than half of all dog bite victims are children, but joggers, bikers, service and delivery people are also frequent victims of dog mauling. Often times this tragedy could have been avoided if the dog owner had taken greater care with the animal.

If you or a family member suffered serious injury from a dog attack, you may be able to seek financial compensation from the dog’s owner or the dog owner’s insurance company. Talk with a personal injury lawyer at the New Jersey law office of Aretsky Law Group, P.C.. We can explain your rights and options in a dog bite case.

We fight to ensure our clients get the financial recovery they need. Contact our Ridgewood law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 800-537-4154 and dial “9” to speak to an attorney. Our phones are answered 24/7.

Dog Bites Can Be Extremely Serious Injuries

Although fatal dog attacks are rare in New Jersey, the injuries dog bites can cause are extremely serious. Child and adult victims alike suffer severe emotional distress and often develop a lasting fear of dogs that can be debilitating in itself.

  • Children attacked by dangerous dogs often suffer injuries to the face, neck, shoulders and arms. Deep puncture wounds and torn flesh easily become infected, leading to scars and disfigurement that require repeated plastic surgery.
  • Bites in the leg or arm are more common for adults and can cause permanent nerve damage in addition to scarring.

Who is Responsible for Dog Bites under New Jersey Law?

New Jersey dog owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs. Even if their dog has never attacked anyone before, they can still be held accountable to pay for damages. But like other types of premises liability cases the court will look at whether the injured person was acting in a lawful manner or was negligent. New Jersey dog bite law views children and adult victims differently. We can explain how the law applies in your case.

Proving Your Case to Court

Our personal injury lawyers will immediately investigate your injury claim to make sure we have all the information we need to prove your case to the insurance company or in court.

At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., we work hard to ensure you receive the financial recovery you need to recovery physically and emotionally from a dog attack. We put the financial resources of our firm into your case. You pay no attorney fees or costs until we recover money for you.

Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 800-537-4154 and dial “9” to speak to an attorney.

Contact Our Bergen County Dog Bite Lawyers