Seek Compensation with Rosner Law Offices
Did a dog attack cause you to sustain serious injuries? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our team at Rosner Law Offices understands how difficult it can be to move forward after a dog bite attack, which is why we are here to help. Our Bridgeton dog bite lawyers are committed to helping dog bite victims recover the compensation you deserve.
Who Is Liable in a Dog Bite Case?
In most cases, the dog's owner is liable for any injuries their dog causes. This includes both property damage (e.g. a damaged fence) and personal injury (e.g. a dog bite). However, there are some exceptions to this general rule.
In some cases, the dog's owner may not be liable for the damages caused by their dog. This may be the case if:
- The victim was trespassing at the time of the attack
- The victim was provoking the dog
- The victim was responsible for the dog's actions
In these cases, the victim may be able to pursue a claim against a third party for dog bite injuries. This may include a neighbor whose dog is prone to biting or a homeowner whose dog was left alone and attacked someone.
Recovering Damages in a Dog Bite Case
Dog bite victims typically have two years to file a claim in New Jersey. However, this time limit can be extended if the victim was a minor or injured at the time of the attack.
Victims of dog bites often suffer serious physical injuries, such as lacerations, puncture wounds, and traumatic brain injuries. While the physical injuries may be obvious, many dog bite victims also suffer emotional trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In some cases, victims may require extensive and ongoing medical treatment for dog bite injuries.
In order to recover compensation for your injuries, you will need to prove that the dog's owner was liable for the attack. You will also need to prove that you suffered actual damages as a result of the dog bite. These damages may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
In most cases, dog bite victims can recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the dog's owner for failing to take reasonable precautions to prevent their dog from causing harm.
Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer at Rosner Law Offices
At Rosner Law Offices, we are dedicated to helping dog bite victims recover compensation for their injuries. Our team is committed to holding dog owners accountable, whether they are liable or a third party.
If you or someone you love was injured by a dog, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our team at Rosner Law Offices is here to help.
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