Dog owners take their dogs on walks for exercise or take them to parks for playtime every day. However, while many dog owners are careful enough to keep their canines on a short leash, there are some who do not. Dogs chasing other dogs, leaping on people, and running loose are all common occurrences. Regardless of your feelings toward these animal companions, you have the right to protection from these creatures hurting you. Therefore, you have rights under personal injury law if you were attacked by a dog belonging to a stranger, a family member, or an employer. The skilled Cliffside Park dog bite lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. have many years of experience successfully handling a variety of dog bite accident claims.

Our Reputable Attorneys in Cliffside Park, NJ Aggressively Pursue Full Compensation For Dog Bite Accident Victims

Due to New Jersey’s “strict responsibility” law regarding dog bites, the owner of the dog is responsible for any injury the dog may have bitten someone with. Even if the owner takes precautions to keep the dog away from people, issues warnings, or used reasonable care to restrict the dog, they nonetheless face liability under strict liability.

For victims of dog bite accidents, our dependable Cliffside Park personal injury lawyer vigorously pursues full compensation. Dog bite victims are entitled to compensation for “damages,” which include the following losses and more:

  • Medical expenses
  • The price of the necessary medical care
  • Mental suffering
  • The cost of having surgery
  • Coverage for anticipated future medical costs stemming from the dog bite accident
  • Cost of imaging tests such as X-rays
  • A person’s quality of life is lost
  • The cost of rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • The cost of pharmaceutical drugs
  • Emotional suffering and pain
  • Loss of potential for future income as a result of the harm from the dog bite accident
  • The absence of enjoyment in life
  • Time away from work-related income loss Loss of accrued vacation time
  • Reduction of earned sick time

Schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation with The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. to see what degree of compensation you might be qualified to get for your dog bite injury. 

Our Cliffside Park Lawyers Are Knowledgeable in New Jersey Dog Bite Laws

The laws and statutes governing dog bites are set down by each state. When a dog attacks someone or kills them while running loose or unrestrained in a park, residential area, or other public areas, the owner is criminally responsible in New Jersey. If the dog owner disobeys the court’s orders, they may potentially be charged criminally.

Both attacks that happen when a person is lawfully in a public area as well as those that happen when someone is bitten in a private setting might result in dog owner liability. Even if there are no prior signs that the dog may be aggressive and even if the owner was unaware of any prior aggressive behavior on the dog’s part, liability still attaches.

Dog bite victims in New Jersey have two years from the date of the incident to launch a civil lawsuit for bodily injuries. You risk having your lawsuit rejected outright if you miss this deadline, which would mean you would no longer be able to seek financial compensation for your losses.

Experienced Attorneys in Cliffside Park, NJ Represent Those Hurt in Dog Bite Accidents

The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.’s experienced dog bite accident lawyers in Cliffside Park, NJ are fully aware of the applicable dog bite accident statutes in New Jersey. Our zealous legal team fights for injured people, defending their legal rights and obtaining full compensation for their accident-related injuries. Contact our office to set up a consultation so that our experienced legal team can answer your questions and explain how to file an accident claim.

About Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Cliffside Park is a borough in the United States Bergen County. The borough’s population was 23,594 according to the 2010 United States Census. Cliffside Park was formed from portions of Ridgefield Township as a result of a referendum held on January 15, 1895. The borough was established during the “Boroughitis” epidemic that was sweeping through Bergen County, as one of two boroughs established in 1895, following the formation of 26 boroughs in the county in 1894 alone. The borough received its name from its location as a “Park by the Cliffs.”

Dog Bite Legal Services in Areas Nearby

The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. has office locations nearby at:

Contact our Rochelle Park office today at (201) 231-7847 or our Englewood Cliffs office at 201-734-3763 for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Accident Claims in Cliffside Park and Throughout New Jersey

Will my insurance cover my dog bite injury?

What actions should you take if a dog owned by someone else bites you?

The first thing to do if you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog is to call the police to report the occurrence. The act of doing so both records the incident and summons emergency medical personnel to the scene to attend to your dog bite injuries. Take pictures of your physical wounds and the dog that bit you, if you can. Ask the dog’s owner for their contact information and take notes about the dog’s characteristics, such as its name, breed, size, and color. Consult a knowledgeable dog bite accident lawyer after reporting the dog bite incident to your local animal control. In order to receive a free case evaluation for a dog bite injury in New Jersey, contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. now.

I was working at a customer’s house when their dog bit me through no fault of my own. Can I make a claim for my dog bite injury?

Most of the time, sure. The owner of the property has an obligation to safeguard the person from harm if they are employed to enter someone’s home or property to perform work. In the event of a dog accident, the owner of the property is required to warn the person that there is a dog there and to keep the dog away from the person while the person is at the house or working on the property as agreed.


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