Even the friendliest dogs have been known to bite or attack people without apparent cause or prior notice. You are entitled to compensation for your medical costs and other damages if you were injured after being bitten or assaulted by someone else’s dog. You can pursue your lawsuit with the aid of one of our experienced and dedicated Passaic dog bite lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. We are aware of how frightening the legal system can be. We put a lot of effort into handling every part of our client’s case, so they may rest easy knowing they are in capable hands. You won’t ever be treated like a file number at our firm. We take the time to get to know you and understand your needs, worries, and goals so that we can come up with a legal plan that will get you the results you want and need.

The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.’s lawyers have fought to uphold the rights and interests of accident victims in Passaic and all around southern New Jersey. Reach out to our office at 201-231-7847 for a free first-case evaluation if you’ve been hurt by a dog attack and learn more about how a Passaic dog bite attorney may assist you in protecting your legal rights and interests.

Passaic County Dog Bite Laws

According to New Jersey law, the owner of the dog is strictly liable for any damage caused by the dog. Regardless of fault or lack thereof, the dog owner can be held accountable for the bite victim’s injuries as long as the incident occurred in a public or private setting where the victim was welcomed or invited. In contrast to other states, New Jersey does not need proof that a dog owner was aware of their dog’s propensity for violence or aggression.

However, in certain situations, such as where the dog was provoked into biting or attacking, or for a dog bite that occurs on the owner’s property if they post a warning, the dog owner may be liable for dog bite injuries. However, where the victim was an unattended child, New Jersey law does impose total strict liability for dog bite harm. Dogs may be unleashed while in dog parks or on public beaches that allow dogs. However, dogs cannot leave their owner’s property in Passaic unless the dog is accompanied in a controlled manner.

How Can An Epstein Law Firm, P.A. Passaic Dog Bite Attorney Help You With Pursuing A Claim For Financial Recovery After Being Hurt By An Animal Attack?

Our Passaic personal injury lawyers from our firm can assist you with all the intricacies of planning and pursuing your legal claim if you decide to pursue financial recovery for medical bills and other costs and damages you experienced after being bitten by someone else’s dog, including:

  • Locating the evidence required to demonstrate your right to recompense and the severity of your losses and injuries.
  • Identifying the owner of the dog and any potential compensation options, such as renter’s or homeowner’s insurance.
  • Submitting claims to your insurers and pursuing talks vigorously in an effort to secure a settlement that provides you with full compensation.

In the event that legal action is required to secure the compensation you are due, we will represent you in court and at trial.

About Passaic, N.J.

Passaic is a city in northeastern New Jersey, United States, in Passaic County. It is on the Passaic River, about 9 miles (14 km) north of Newark. In 1678, the Dutch built it as a place to trade furs. The Delaware Indians sold the land to Hartman Michielson in 1685. At the time, it was called Acquackanonk. In 1854, it got a new name to honor the Passaic River. During the American Revolution, General George Washington’s troops lived there, and after they left, the British general Lord Cornwallis lived there. Passaic was a busy riverport until the Morris Canal was built between Newark and Phillipsburg in 1831. When the railroad was built, river trade dropped even more. When a dam was built around 1850, Passaic became a center for textiles. Industrial growth caused the population to grow, from 6,532 in 1880 to 54,773 in 1910. Many different eastern European immigrants contributed to the booming population during this period in time.
Early people in the area were the Algonquian-speaking Delaware Indians. Around the middle of the 1800s, iron mining began. By the middle of the 19th century, the county was famous for its silks, locomotives, and sails made of cotton. In 1791, Alexander Hamilton, a politician, chose Paterson, which became the county seat, as the site for the first planned industrial community in the United States. Paterson was important to the growth of the labor movement, as was the nearby town of Haledon. In 1855, the William Paterson College of New Jersey opened in Wayne. The wealthy Ringwood Manor is in the Ramapo Mountains. It was built by a local ironmaster, Abram Stevens Hewitt.

To Discuss Your Case With Our Passaic Dog Bite Lawyers By Contacting Our Firm Right Away.

Contact The Epstein Law Office, P.A. right away for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Passaic dog bite attorney from our firm to go through your legal rights and alternatives for claiming monetary compensation if you were hurt by a bite or assault caused by someone else’s dog.

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.

Common Questions Regarding Dog Bites In New Jersey

Do I require legal counsel for a dog bite?

After you have been bitten by someone else’s dog, a dog bite attorney might be a valuable resource for you. If the dog that bit you belongs to someone close to you, such as a family member, friend, or neighbor, a dog bite attorney can be especially helpful. So that you don’t have to, a lawyer can handle pursuing your compensation claim with the dog owner or their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance company.

What is the expense of a dog bite lawsuit?

Dog bite victims are represented by The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. on a contingency basis. This means that hiring our firm to represent you in a dog bite lawsuit will not require any upfront payment from you. Instead, we only get paid if we successfully resolve your lawsuit at trial or achieve financial recompense for you in a negotiated settlement.

How should a dog bite victim react?

Finding the dog’s owner should be your first step if you have been bitten by someone else’s dog (if they were not with the dog). In order to determine the severity of your injuries and start medical therapy, you should also seek medical attention as soon as you can. Keep in mind what should happen next in your situation.


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