Elizabeth Dog Bite Lawyer
Available 24 Hours a Day. 7 Days a Week
If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, dog knock-down and/or dog attack in Elizabeth, it is important to contact a lawyer familiar with the laws related to dog bite cases. The attorneys of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC have many years of experience representing victims of dog attacks and other personal injury cases throughout New Jersey. Jon Bramnick and Jonathan Arnold Certified Civil Trial Lawyers. Jon Bramnick has also been recognized as a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” based upon his experience in personal injury law.
Our personal injury lawyers handle dog bite cases in Elizabeth and throughout Union County, New Jersey. In New Jersey, it is important for victims of a dog bite, dog knock-down and/or dog attack to know their rights. A dog owner is liable for any injuries caused by his or her pet. Dog owners are held strictly liable for dog bites. Strict liability means that regardless of whether the owner is at fault, the dog’s owner is still responsible for the injuries caused by their pet.
Under N.J.S.A. § 4:19-16 (New Jersey’s “Dog Bite” statute), the injured person must show three elements for the owner to be liable:
A few situations exist where the dog owner may not be obligated to pay damages to the bite victim. These situations include when:
Special treatment is given to situations in which the victim bears some blame for the bite. In these cases, the victim can only recover damages from the owner if his fault was less than the fault of the owner. Damages will then be assigned based on the percentage of fault belonging to both the victim and the dog owner. This type of situation will be evaluated upon the totality of the circumstances surrounding the bite.
We offer free initial consultations. If you have been the victim of a dog bite in Elizabeth and would like to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, you can reach us at 908-356-6121 for our Union County office. Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day.