Hudson County Dog Bites & Attacks
Hudson County, New Jersey is the fastest growing county in the state. It is located just west of the Hudson River and is home to almost 700,000 individuals. There are numerous county parks, as well as municipal parks and plazas. The county is very dog friendly, and a large percentage of residents own dogs. However, dogs are involved in attacks every year, and, in many cases, the injuries that result are permanent. At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our injury attorneys understand the legal requirements dog bite claims present and have helped numerous clients obtain maximum compensation available under the law.
Generally, dog owners are responsible for the injuries their dogs cause to bite victims. However, dog owners may try to avoid liability by arguing that the victim was trespassing or provoked the dog in some manner.
If the dog attack occurs in a public place, such as a park or city square, the trespassing argument does not apply. If the dog attack occurred on private property, the dog owner must prove that the victim did not have permission to enter the property. For example, was the victim crossing through the dog owner’s back yard without permission? Had the victim been told not to come onto the property in the past? Was the victim someone with implied permission to enter the property, such as a pest control employee? These facts must be examined in these claims.
Dog owners may also argue that the victim provoked the dog. However, in many cases, dogs attack without warning. This may be due to illness, hunger, or a number of other reasons.
If a dog bite victim prevails in the claim, the victim may be entitled to:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- The cost of future medical care
These are just some of the damages a victim may be entitled to after a dog attack. Essentially, so long as the damages sought are directly related to the attack, the victim has a strong argument that he or she should receive them.If You Were Attacked by a dog, Seek Legal Counsel as Soon as Possible
At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our dog bite injury attorneys have a track record of excellent results. To schedule your consultation at one of our Hudson county meeting locations by appointment only with our attorneys, call 800-537-4154 or contact the firm directly using the Live Chat feature today!