What Legal Recourse Do I Have in a Dog Bite Case?
Dogs make happy companions for people. Unfortunately in some cases they are capable of inflicting serious injury when they attack. Dog bites are especially traumatic to children and elderly people, and vicious dogs can also overpower strong, healthy adults with frightening consequences.
Many dog bites involve owners who abused their dogs or failed to adequately secure them. An owner may be held liable even if the attack is unexpected and sudden and the dog never exhibited aggressive or vicious behavior in the past.
Dog bite statutes hold an owner liable when a dog bites you — even if the dog displayed no viciousness prior to the attack — if you were in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the dog owner’s property. You are considered to have been lawfully present on private property if the owner gave you express or implied invitation to be there.
If you’ve been a victim in a dog bite accident and want to speak to a personal injury lawyer about your options, contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today. Contact us online or call at 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817