If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you need to consult with David Maran, a lawyer whose office is located across the street from Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey. Dog bites can be painful injuries that can lead to infections, permanent scarring, or the loss of a finger or limb. Over four million dog bites occur in the U.S. annually, and many of the victims end up having reconstructive surgery. There is also the risk of tetanus and rabies. Those who are most likely to be bitten by a dog are children between the ages of five to nine years.
While dogs make wonderful and loving pets, dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dogs can interact safely with others and under New Jersey law are always responsible if the dog bites anyone. The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC understands the dog bite laws in New Jersey and can pursue your rights if you’ve been bitten by a dog and injured in a dog bite accident.
The New Jersey dog bite laws state that dog owners are liable for any injuries caused by a dog bite, regardless of whether or not the owner used reasonable care to prevent a bite from occurring. However, this does not apply to any other type of injury that may be caused by a dog, such as a dog scratching or jumping on a person and knocking him down. But if a dog bite occurred, then the owner is considered liable and responsible for the bite injury. The only exception to this rule is when the dog bite victim was trespassing on the dog owner’s property.
This does not include parties that are lawfully on the property, like mail carriers. If a dog bites the postman, the dog owner is still liable. The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC is prepared to handle your dog bite case in New Jersey and recover the compensation to which you are entitled. See N.J.S.A. 4:19-16. Liability of owner regardless of the viciousness of the dog.
If you are the victim of a dog bite, call to schedule a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer in Newark, New Jersey today. The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC is based in Newark, but also serves Essex, Union, Bergen, Middlesex counties and all of Northern New Jersey. Call us at 973-622-5303 and let our dog bite lawyer be your advocate in your dog bite case today.