NJ Dog Bite Lawyers Represent the Victims of Dangerous Pets

New Brunswick attorney seeks full compensation for injuries inflicted by dogs

Even if you don’t own one yourself, you are likely to see dogs around your neighborhood. Most are kept under their owners’ control and pose no threats to anyone. But some dogs may bite when they are angry or scared and may inflict painful and even health-threatening injuries on the victims. If you are injured by a dog bite in New Jersey, you might have a remedy against the dog’s owner. At John VR. Strong, Jr., based in New Jersey, we are experienced in obtaining compensation for dog bite victims.

Common types of dog bite injuries

A dog bite can inflict a number of injuries, such as:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Nerve damage
  • Infections
  • Emotional trauma

If you suffer any physical harm, you should seek medical treatment immediately. You should also consider consulting an experienced dog bite injury attorney to determine what compensation you may recover from the dog’s owner.

How dog owners may be liable to dog bite victims

Under New Jersey’s strict liability dog bite statute, you may be entitled to recover money damages for the injuries you suffer if you are bitten by another person’s dog as long as you were on public property or were legally on private property, including that of the owner. The owner is liable regardless of the prior viciousness of such dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness. 

In addition, dog owners may be held liable based on the doctrine of negligence. They have a responsibility to prevent their dogs from causing harm by taking such measures as properly training them, keeping them on leashes when they are outside, warning people if they know their dogs are dangerous and obeying local ordinances governing dog safety. When they fail to perform their legal duties or otherwise carelessly allow their dogs to be a threat to others, they may be held liable. 

We have the knowledge and experience to pursue a claim for damages for your dog bite injuries under strict liability and/or negligence grounds.

What damages might you be entitled to?

Through settlement negotiation or by going to trial, you may be able to recover damages for the following losses or injuries:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

As your attorneys, we will work to obtain the maximum compensation possible for in any settlement we negotiate or in taking the case to trial.

How we can help

If we represent you, we will gather evidence to support your dog bite claim, such as witness statements, photographs of your injuries, your medical records and documentation of the dog’s history of aggression, if any. Homeowners’ insurance policies typically cover dog bite claims and we will guide you through the claims process, as well as negotiate with the insurance company in your behalf. If we must go to court, we will advocate for you throughout the proceeding. Overall, we will provide the skilled legal representation you should expect from a New Jersey personal injury attorney experienced in handling dog bite cases.

Contact a Central Jersey dog bite lawyer to set up a free consultation

John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick represents central New Jersey residents injured by dog bites. Our firm serves clients throughout Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer counties. For a free consultation, please call 732-979-2166 or contact us online.