Springfield NJ Dog Bite Lawyer
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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:
In New Jersey, 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.
However, 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.
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles dog bite cases in Springfield and throughout Union County, New Jersey. If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, dog knock-down and/or dog attack in Springfield, it is important to contact a lawyer familiar with the laws related to dog bite cases. Our personal injury lawyers have many years experience representing victims of dog attacks and other personal injury cases throughout New Jersey. Jon Bramnick and Jonathan Arnold are both Certified Civil Trial Lawyers. Jon Bramnick has also been recognized as a New Jersey “Super Lawyer.”
We offer free initial consultations. If you have been injured by a dog bite in Springfield and would like to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, you can reach us at (908) 322-7000 for our Union County office. Our personal injury lawyers are available 24 hours a day.