Dog Bite Litigation
Being bitten by someone else’s dog is not only a frightening experience, it can result in significant permanent harm. You may not know the dog’s vaccination history, or whether it is at risk of rabies. The bite itself can draw blood, cause serious pain and/or permanent disfigurement. In worst-case scenarios, the attack can escalate beyond a single bite, causing significant injuries and medical bills.
If you were bitten by a someone else’s dog or other animal, you are likely entitled to financial compensation. That compensation includes money for your pain and suffering (both physical and emotional), as well as, include damages from medical bills or wages you lost if you had to take time off of work.
In New Jersey, a dog owner is strictly liable for the harm caused by their dog. In other words, if you have been bitten by someone else’s dog, the owner is responsible for your harm and it is not necessary to show the owner knew of the dog’s propensity to bite. However, if the owner is aware that the dog is consistently violent with people, you may be entitled to punitive damages, which are damages designed to punish the owner and deter the owner from allowing this to happen again.
The amount of money you receive as a result of your dog bite will depend on the nature of your injuries, but equally as important, the reputation and skill of the attorney handling your claim. In short, you need an attorney who can maximize your recovery.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss dog bite litigation and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.