Dog Bite Attorneys In New Jersey
Since 1976, our team at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman has provided dedicated legal representation for dog bite and animal attack victims in Jersey City, Hudson County, and throughout Northern New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked, our dog bite lawyers can answer any questions you may have, protect your rights, and fight to recover maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Dog Bite Law In New JerseyIn New Jersey, dog bites and animal attacks fall under the legal umbrella of “strict liability.” This means that the owner is liable for any damages caused by an animal attack. Although the breed, nature of the dog, and its past history can be relevant factors, they don’t determine whether you have a case. New Jersey law requires that dogs be leashed, except when contained on a fenced property or in designated dog runs or parks. Whether a dog is running loose or is leashed, if it bites or jumps on you or a loved one and causes injury or death, you may be entitled to damages.What To Do After A Dog Bite
Of course, after any dog bite, the most important thing to do is to seek medical attention right away. If possible, get the name of the dog, its owner, and the dog’s approximate size, shape, and color. Take photos of the scene and your injuries, and get contact information from any witnesses. It’s also important to file a dog bite report with local police or animal control. If the dog is registered, the owner’s information is listed. Sometimes ownership can be unclear because the dog is living with someone other than the owner. It’s also vital to find the dog to ensure it doesn’t have rabies. Make sure to hold on to all your medical bills and document any lost wages you may have incurred. The more documentation you can get, the better your chances are for a successful outcome.
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It’s also vital to contact an attorney who’s well-versed in this often-complex area of the law. Unfortunately, in many dog bite cases, further investigation is needed to find out who is responsible for any damages. Our skilled dog bite lawyers can help identify the dog and its owner. We pursue all possible avenues and determine whether they have any insurance through which you can seek compensation.Dog Bite InjuriesChildren and older people are often the victims of dog bites or injuries that occur due to a dog knocking them down. Regardless of the age of the victim, they may suffer severe injuries, such as lacerations, puncture wounds, fractures, scarring, disfigurement, infection, and psychological injuries, such as anxiety and PTSD. Treatment for injuries sustained in a dog attack can be quite painful and costly. A victim of a dog bite may require:
- Emergency room visits
- Multiple plastic surgeries
- Prevention and treatment of infection
- Hospital stays
- Treatment for psychological conditions
We Fight To Protect Your Rights
At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our New Jersey dog bite attorneys put our knowledge and experience to work for you. We’re dedicated to protecting your rights and acting as your advocate. We won’t quit until we recover maximum compensation for you. If you’re a postal worker, meter reader, delivery person, or have suffered a dog bite on the job, our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys can help to ensure you get the workers’ comp benefits to which you’re entitled. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Contact A Dog Bite Lawyer Today
Our Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman staff is committed to helping injured dog attack victims receive the optimal compensation they deserve. If you’re unable to make it to one of our offices, we’re available for evening or weekend appointments and visits to the home or hospital.
Call us 201-798-2711 in Jersey City or 973-874-0556 in Newfoundland. You can also contact us via e-mail with any questions or schedule a free consultation with a dog bite lawyer. We serve clients in Jersey City, Newfoundland, West Milford, Jefferson, Vernon, Kinnelon, and various counties throughout Northern New Jersey.
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Evening or weekend appointments and home or hospital visits can be arranged throughout Northern New Jersey.
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