September 27, 2013

Dog Bite Injuries and Liability in New Jersey

A common question that often arises after a person has been attacked by another person’s dog or other domestic animal is whether or not the animal’s owner can be held legally liable for any injuries. Dog owners in the state of New Jersey are liable for any and all damage and injury their dog inflicts on another. It does not matter whether a dog is known for its vicious behavior or whether it has a history of aggression. Providing the victim was in a public location or legally on a private property at the time of the attack, and that he or she did nothing to provoke the attack, the victim has grounds to seek compensation for all damages. So, how do you go about seeking compensation for your dog bite injuries?

Morris County personal injury attorney, Todd Leonard has been successfully representing clients in and around the Morris County, NJ area for more than 25 years. Our firm understands the pain and suffering that is part of any personal injury accident, especially one involving an attack by a vicious animal. In many instances the physical pain caused during a dog attack may lead to mental and financial anguish as well. Dog bites can cause permanent disfigurement. They can also result in a person needing extensive cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to repair the damage.

The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has extensive experience dealing with dog bite cases. When you contact us, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your attack and help you gather the evidence necessary to file a claim or lawsuit against the dog’s owner. For years we have been strong advocates on behalf of dog bite victims and other personal injury victims. We believe that you, as the victim of a dog attack, have gone through enough. We do not believe that you should also be forced to cover the costs of your own medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages relating to your injuries. Our firm is committed to providing you with professional, proven legal counsel that has the goal of achieving a positive outcome for your case. To get started, contact a New Jersey personal injury attorney at our firm today by calling (973) 920-7900.

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