If you or your child has been attacked by a pit bull, the law is pretty clear: anyone who owns a dog has a responsibility to keep it under control. The owner of the dog must pay when his or her dog bites someone. Damages can include but are not limited to medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages, treatment, etc. If you are dealing with injuries from a pit bull attack, our New Jersey pit bull bite lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm can help. Our law firm has handled many pit bull dog bite cases throughout New Jersey, including Hackensack, Lodi, Wayne, Paterson, Newark, Elizabeth, Morristown, and Bergen County. Contact our New Jersey dog bite injury law firm or call our office at 201-231-7847. We offer free consultations, and if we take your case, we will work on contingency, charging you no attorney’s fees unless you receive a settlement or verdict.

New Jersey Dog Bite Law

In New Jersey, pit bull dog bites fall under “strict liability.” This means that dog owners are responsible for damages regardless of how much damages were caused by the dog. If they own a pit bull, and the dog bites someone and causes serious injury, they must pay. It does not matter whether they encouraged the dog’s viciousness or whether they tried to stop it.

New Jersey’s leash laws should help pit bull owners keep their animals under control and avoid personal injury lawsuits. If you are a dog owner, keeping your dog on a leash is a must.

Contact Pit Bull Attack Injury Attorneys in Rochelle Park, NJ for Legal Help With Pit Bull Bite Injuries

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your incident, contact our New Jersey pit bull bite lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm. We will sit down with you in a free consultation, listen to your situation, and then use our years of experience to plan a course of action.


New Jersey Pit Bull Bite Lawyers Answer Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bites

Will my insurance cover my dog bite injury?

Will my insurance cover my dog bite injury?

Some challenges that we do face often with a dog bite case is limitations in coverage. When there’s a loose dog running astray, whose dog is it? And sometimes people who own dogs don’t have coverage for that dog. So for instance, if it’s a homeowner and the homeowner has homeowners insurance, that person who is injured by the dog could potentially go through the person’s homeowners insurance. Sometimes, if a person doesn’t have homeowners insurance or renters insurance, we might look to a commercial entity. For instance, if the person who owns a dog is a tenant in a building and does not have renters insurance that might cover the injuries or losses suffered as a result of the dog bite, we might look to that commercial entity or landlord to determine whether or not the landlord had notice of the vicious or propensities of the dog to attack and then potentially go through the landowners’ coverage.