Dogs are often called “Man’s best friend,” but our furry companions are not always so friendly. When dogs attack, they can inflict serious injuries to innocent passersby. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a dog attack, please read on, then contact an experienced Morris County, New Jersey dog bite lawyer to learn what you should know about dog attacks in New Jersey.
Can you sue for dog attacks in New Jersey?
New Jersey, like most states in the United States, has a “strict liability” law that makes a dog’s owner liable in a civil lawsuit when the animal bites someone, as long as the victim was on public property or was legally on private property when the incident happened. It does not matter whether the owner knew the dog had ever been vicious before. As long as the victim was bitten, the owner may have to pay damages for all of the injuries, even if some of them resulted when the dog jumped on the victim or attacked in other ways.
What injuries might you sustain from dog attacks in New Jersey?
Dog attacks can lead to many types of different injuries and can vary in levels of severity. Nonetheless, some of the most common dog bite injuries include:
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Face injuries
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a dog attack, you would be well advised to reach out to a skilled Parsippany, New Jersey personal injury lawyer to discuss your next steps.
What can a Morris County personal injury lawyer do for you?
First and foremost, a qualified legal professional will help collect, collate and present the necessary evidence in court. He or she will work to hold the responsible parties accountable, preferably without requiring you to step foot in court. If he or she can’t settle your case outside of court, he or she will help find the right venue for your trial. A seasoned legal representative will fight for both economic and non-economic damages, including, but not limited to, medical costs, lost wages due to time out of work, pain and suffering, emotional distress and punitive damages. The latter is rarely awarded, but your lawyer will argue for them anyway because it is important that the defendant or defendants are never responsible for another dog attack. Let us fight for you. Please give us a call today.
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The Macri Law Group is proud to serve clients throughout Morris County who are faced with legal matters related to estate planning, personal injury and medical malpractice. If you require the services of an experienced team of attorneys, contact The Macri Law Group today to schedule a consultation.