Few moments are more frightening than those leading up to a dog attack. You’re walking along, minding your own business, or perhaps you’re visiting a friend, when all of a sudden, you see a growling dog sizing you up. This can only mean bad news, and in many cases, there is very little we can do to prevent such an attack or defend ourselves from a charging canine. If you are someone who was recently attacked by a dog due to no fault of your own, you can turn to a New Jersey dog bite lawyer from the Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to get your life back.
Dog Bite Attorney | Serving Dog Attack Victims in NJ
If you’ve been attacked by a dog, you may feel powerless or unsure of where to turn. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you’re in the right place. Our Clinton, New Jersey personal injury lawyer has fought on behalf of countless accident and injury victims here in NJ for years, and he is prepared to put that knowledge and experience to work in your case as well. Dog attacks often cause the most severe types of injuries, including lacerations, broken bones, scarring/disfigurement, TBIs, emotional trauma, and more. Our goal is to ensure you are fully and fairly compensated for each of the damages you’ve sustained.
Dog Bite Laws in New Jersey
Many states have a law in place that requires dog attack victims to prove the owner either knew or should have known that the dog has a propensity for violence in order to recover financial compensation after an attack. This is not the case in New Jersey. As long as you and your dog bite attorney can prove that you were attacked by a dog while either on public property or while lawfully on private party (e.g. you were at your friend’s house and his dog randomly attacked you), you should have a valid personal injury claim.
Exceptions to These Claims
It is very important to note that if the dog owner can prove that you provoked the attack in some way, you may not have a valid personal injury claim. For example, if you were trespassing on a stranger’s property and their dog attacked you, you probably won’t have a valid claim. Additionally, you may also not have a valid claim if the dog owner can prove you were teasing or attacking the dog and the dog simply retaliated. These claims aren’t always black and white, which is why it’s best to have an attorney in your corner who can best argue your case and fight for the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, the time to act is now. The Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg is dedicated to helping dog attack victims around New Jersey, and we are ready to help you as well. Contact us for a free consultation today.