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Pine Brook Dog Bites & Attacks

Dog bites and other types of dog attacks occur throughout New Jersey every year. If you have been injured by a dog in Pine Brook, New Jersey, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your claim. New Jersey limits the amount of time personal injury victims have to file a claim—and if this deadline is missed, the victim may be barred from recovering damages from the dog owner. Any expenses the victim has incurred because of the dog bite or attack will be the victim’s responsibility. At the Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our attorneys are experienced in various types of dog bite injury claims and have achieved favorable results for many of our clients.

Generally, a personal injury victim has two years from the date of the incident to file a complaint to recover damages in New Jersey. Two years often passes quicker than victims realize—especially if they spend months visiting doctors and medical facilities for treatment. As soon as a victim is bitten or attacked by a dog, that victim should seek legal advice from an experienced dog bite attorney to understand what rights are provided under New Jersey law.

If a bite is the sole cause of injury, the claim will proceed under New Jersey’s dog bite statutes. In New Jersey, dog owners are held strictly liable for injuries caused by dog bites. Even if the dog owner took various precautions to prevent the dog from biting someone else, the dog owner remains liable for the victim’s injuries. It should be noted that the dog owner is liable for all damages that result from the dog bite—such as medical bills (both current and future), lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and any others that are relevant.

If a dog causes injury in some way other than a bite (such as by jumping on the victim), the claim will proceed as a negligence case. The victim must prove that the dog owner did not reasonably prevent the dog from attacking others, causing harm to the victim.

Contact Us Today to Evaluate Your Claim

There are different legal requirements in place for recovering for specific types of injuries caused by dogs. To schedule a consultation at our Pine Brook, N.J. meeting location by appointment only with our experienced attorneys, call 800-537-4154 or email our office directly at office@aretskylawgroup.com today.

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