Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Trenton
Concerning Dog Bites, New Jersey is a strict liability state. What does this mean? Does it mean that the dog has to be a certain breed? Does it mean that I have to show that the dog has bitten another before the dog bit me? To both of these questions, the answer is a definite “no.” There is no requirement to show what kind of dog bit you, unless it was a very small dog where the average person would not believe that you should be in fear or get seriously injured by it. But if you have a pit bull in question, you still do not have to show that the dog is dangerous or that it bit someone before it bit you. If a Dog Bites you, the owner of that dog is held responsible to you no matter what. That is what it means to be accountable in strict liability. What should be of significant concern are two things. First, your health, and second, your ability to recover money damages for the harm the owner of the dog that has inflicted harm upon you.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys and staff can help assist you with a claim against the responsible party. We can assist in helping you obtain medical treatment or a plastic surgeon, if the wounds need that sort of attention. If you or a loved one were involved with a dangerous dog that has bitten you or the loved one, call our office today for a free consultation.
Several kinds of injuries can result from a Dog Bite, including, but are not limited to:
- Scarring about the face, arm leg, buttocks, etc
- De-gloving injury requiring multiple surgical repair
- Mental injuries requiring therapy.
Trenton Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Dog attacks that come from known dangerous breeds, like Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Sheppards, and the like can inflict a tremendous amount of emotional or psychological damage to a victim; especially when that victim is a minor.
Locating the owner and responsible party can be difficult. Many times, the dog is owned by a tenant who does not have insurance. The owner can only be held responsible if he knew or should have known that there was a dog there. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our lawyers and staff will locate the responsible party to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact Us today for a free consultation.
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