Dog Bite Injuries in New Jersey | Your Options

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If you are facing the consequences of a dog bit injury, continue reading and give our skilled legal team a call today to discuss the details of your case and your options. Our skilled Monmouth County dog bite attorneys are on your side.

Who can be held responsible for a dog bite injury?

In the state of New Jersey, pet owners are held responsible for the conduct of their dogs. This means that if their dog attacks or causes harm to another person or animal, the dog owner will typically be held liable for that action. It is also important to recognize that in order to have a substantial claim against a dog owner for a dog bite injury, the injured party must establish that they were attacked in a public place or while they were lawfully on private property. If the dog owner can demonstrate that the injured person actually provoked their dog, which resulted in a bite, a legal claim may not be feasible. Also, if the dog bite occurred while a person was trespassing on another’s property when he or she was bitten, a lawsuit may also not be attainable.

What symptoms can suggest an infection from a dog bite wound?

A dog bite can result in torn ligaments, broken bones, diseases, and more. Another common result of dog bite accidents is infection. Some signs to look out for include the following:

  • Chills or fever
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling or tenderness around the wound
  • Pus coming from the wound
  • Stiffness or weakness in the muscles
  • Tingling or red marks around the wound

How can I fulfill the burden of proof?

If you were injured by a dog as a result of an owner’s negligence, you may be qualified to recover compensation. In order to retrieve the compensation you deserve, you will have to satisfy the burden of proof. This may include the following:

  • Contacting 911: The police can dispatch an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, ensure the scene is safe, and more.
  • Seeking medical attention: You may assume that you do not have to go to the hospital. However, it is imperative that you seek medical attention after a dog bite. Dog bites can result in diseases and infections.
  • Documenting the scene: Before leaving the scene of the accident, take photos and videos of the scene.

If you were injured by a dog in New Jersey, our firm is on your side. Give us a call today to examine your case with a skilled personal injury attorney.


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