Bergen County, New Jersey Dog Bites & Animal Attacks Attorney
Anyone who owns a dog has a responsibility to keep it under control. If the dog bites someone, the owner must pay for all the consequences, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, treatment, etc.
If you have suffered from a dog bite, the lawyers of The Epstein Law Firm can help. Our attorneys have handled many dog bite cases throughout New Jersey, including Hackensack, Lodi, Wayne, Paterson, Newark, Elizabeth, Morristown and Bergen County. Contact us to set up a free consultation. If we take your case, we will work on contingency, charging you no attorneys’ fees until you receive a settlement or verdict.
New Jersey Dog Bite Law
In New Jersey, dog bites fall under “strict liability.” This means that dog owners are responsible for damages regardless of how much were caused by the dog. If they own a dog, 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 dog 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.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your incident, contact the Bergen County dog bite lawyers of 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.