Dog Bite Attorneys in Woodbridge, NJ
Injured in an Animal Attack? We Can Help.
Being bitten by a dog or attacked by a vicious animal while you are legally on public or private property can be extremely painful and upsetting, especially if you are severely injured.
If another person was responsible for your injuries and you would like advice about your right to compensation, turn to our Woodbridge dog bite lawyers at Palmisano & Goodman, P.A.
With more than 100+ combined years of experience, we have represented many premises liability cases involving dog bite injuries and attacks by unrestrained animals in New Jersey.
Types of Cases We Handle
Throughout the years, our law firm has provided effective client service for accident victims, and our record of settlements and jury verdicts speaks for itself. We've achieved six-figure recoveries for our clients in dozens of cases, and our ability to evaluate claims and document damages can help you collect the compensation you need in a dog bite case.
A few examples of dog bites and animal attack cases we represent include:
- Wild animal attacks in national parks
- Non-aggressive dog accidents
- Dog attacks on children or babies
- Dangerous dog breed attacks
- Dog-on-dog aggression leading to injury
Seeking Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries
In New Jersey, you don't usually need to prove negligence in a dog bite case. If you can prove that the defendant owned the animal and you were bitten without provocation, you've essentially established liability against the owner. When pet owners are negligent in ensuring their pets are controlled, they must be held responsible for any injuries caused by their dog.
The main issues in dog bite litigation usually involve questions of ownership, provocation, warnings, or trespass. You will need to have a Woodbridge, NJ dog bite lawyer to represent you throughout all legal proceedings. At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., our priority is to help you recover full compensation for your injuries and related expenses, including your pain and suffering.
What Are New Jersey's Dog Bite Liability Laws?
New Jersey law provides that dog owners are held to a strict liability standard. In other words, when a dog or other pet bites another person, the owner will be liable for the other person's injuries in most cases, regardless of whether he or she knew the animal had a propensity for being vicious.
This strict liability will apply when the dog bites a person who is legally on the owner's property, which includes both guests and others who are there in order to perform their jobs, such as letter carriers or meter readers. Owners will also face liability if their dogs bite people in public places.
What If My Child Was Attacked by a Dog?
Many young children love animals and get very excited when they see a dog walking on the sidewalk. A child who is happy to see a dog may approach the animal to pet it. Even if a dog is familiar with a child, they can become easily spooked, feel threatened, and lash out.
When this happens, severe injuries can result. A bite from any dog can cause infection and injuries such as broken bones and lacerations. Children are especially vulnerable to severe injuries.
In New Jersey, recovering compensation in a dog bite case does not require proof of negligence. A plaintiff often just needs to demonstrate that the attack occurred unprovoked.
In the case of a child who was attacked by a dog, establishing that the dog was unprovoked is usually not difficult. Although children may approach a dog quickly and scare the animal, they do not intend to frighten the dog or provoke them in any way.
The parents of a child who was bitten by a dog can recover compensation for medical bills and any other expenses that arise from the incident, including the cost of surgery, medication, long-term rehabilitation, and even therapy to manage the emotional impact of the incident.
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