NJ Dog Bite Injury Lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman Take on Insurance Companies and Get You Compensated for Your Injuries

No one should ever have to worry about being attacked by a vicious dog when walking down the street in their own neighborhood. Unfortunately, out-of-control dogs pose health risks to you and your loved ones. That’s why dog owners need to take the necessary precautions to ensure that their dogs remain on leashes. Additionally, irresponsible dog owners need to be held accountable for failing to prevent their dogs from attacking people.

The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman has an excellent track record in dog bite cases throughout New Jersey, including Burlington County, Camden County, and Cumberland County. We understand that a dog attack can cause serious physical injuries and long-term emotional damage. That’s why our personal injury lawyers will fully investigate your case and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us now before accepting any kind of settlement offer.

Dog Attack Injuries in Burlington County, NJ

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dog bites send nearly 900,000 people to the hospital each year. Many times, these attack result in significant injuries. Some of the worst dog attacks result in:

  • Wrongful death
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve and tissue damage
  • Skin lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Muscle strains
  • Infections such as rabies or cellulitis

The victims in dog attacks are often children. Children have a tendency to be incredibly trusting, which means that they don’t always appreciate the dangers posed by a dog. Unfortunately, many kids don’t realize that certain breeds of dog are dangerous until it is too late. Moreover, small children are particularly vulnerable to dog attacks because they are unable to fend off vicious dogs.

Dog Bite Law in New Jersey

New Jersey law holds dog owners liable for failing to control their dogs. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 4:19-16, “The owner of any dog which shall bite a person while such person is on or in a public area, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner’s knowledge of the viciousness.”

The NJ law concerning dog attacks imposes strict liability on negligent dog owners. This means that the owner is liable regardless of the owner’s knowledge, or lack of knowledge, of the dog’s potential for viciousness. In other words, it does not matter whether the dog has a documented history of vicious attacks; the owner can be held liable even if this was the dog’s first attack.

Additionally, property owners and landlords may be liable for a dog attack even when they do not own the dog. If the property owner knew, or should have known, that their tenant’s dog had a propensity for viciousness, they can potentially be held liable for any injuries suffered as a result of a dog attack.

Winning Your Dog Bite Case in Burlington County

If the defendant in your case contends that you were responsible for your injuries because you acted negligently and somehow encouraged the dog attack, your attorney should be prepared to contest this argument. Moreover, your attorney should be able to cite New Jersey comparative negligence laws, which hold that a defendant is still partially liable for injuries suffered by a negligent victim so long as the defendant was also negligent.

It is crucial for you to contact an attorney before it is too late. You will have just two years from the date of the dog attack to file a personal injury claim against the dog’s owner. If you fail to file a claim before the statute of limitations expires, you might lose the ability to sue for damages forever.

Free Consultation with a Pemberton Dog Bite Attorney

Craig Altman and the other personal injury attorneys at our firm are passionate about helping victims of dog bites in New Jersey. You never have to worry about paying any upfront fees when we represent you because we handle these cases a contingency basis. Take the first step to getting the justice you deserve and contact us today. You can also fill out the online contact form to schedule a meeting at the firm’s conveniently located offices in Pennsauken or Vineland.

 

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