Sparta Dog Bites & Attacks
Although dogs are one of the most popular pets in the country, from time to time, they exhibit aggressive behavior and injure others. If you were injured by a dog in Sparta, New Jersey, you need to speak with an experienced dog bite attorney as soon as possible to understand your legal options. You may be entitled to damages under New Jersey law. At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our dog bite attorneys possess the skills and expertise necessary to analyze your claim and determine your rights to compensation.
In New Jersey, there are various laws in place that govern dog bites and other dog attacks.
If the victim’s injuries were caused by dog bites, the claim will proceed under New Jersey’s strict liability laws. According to these statutes, dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by dog bites. Whether the dog owner was actually negligent is not relevant to the claim. Rather, the fact that the owner’s dog bit someone else is all that is required for the victim to recover damages.
However, if the dog caused injuries in some other way—such as by jumping on or tripping a victim—the victim has the burden of showing that the dog owner was negligent in some manner. Perhaps the dog was not properly restrained, or maybe the dog owner did not warn the victim that the dog was afraid of other people. If the dog owner was negligent at the time of the attack, the dog owner may be liable for the victim’s damages.
If the victim prevails in a dog bite or other type of dog injury claim, the victim may be entitled to various types of damages, including:
- Medical expenses, such as hospital bills and similar expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
These expenses may quickly add up and reach tens of thousands of dollars or more. To ensure that these damages are properly pursued in a dog bite injury case, it is best to hire an attorney experienced in these claims as soon as possible.Call Today to Discuss Your Case With Our Experienced Attorneys
If you were injured by a dog, contact the attorneys at Aretsky Law Group, P.C. We have helped dozens of clients with dog-related injury cases. Call 800-537-4154 or email our office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org today to schedule your consultation at our Sparta, N.J. meeting location by appointment only.