Metuchen Dog Bite Lawyer
Available 24 Hours a Day. 7 Days a Week
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles dog bite cases in Metuchen and throughout Middlesex 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. 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.
If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, dog knock-down and/or dog attack in Metuchen, 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 experience representing victims of dog attacks and other personal injury cases throughout New Jersey. Jon Bramnick and Jonathan Arnold are Certified Civil Trial Lawyers. Bramnick has also been recognized as a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” based upon his experience in personal injury law.
We offer free initial consultations. If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, you can reach us at (732) 651-9999 for our Middlesex County office or (908) 322-7000 for our Union County office. Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day.