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At Clark, Clark & Noonan our attorneys are ready and willing to handle your dog bite case. An immediate investigation and documentation of the facts and circumstances surrounding a dog bite can be crucial in the ultimate conclusion of a dog bite case. For a free case evaluation, please call us at 732-303-7857.

Who is Responsible For a Dog Bite?

In most circumstances the owner of the dog will be the party responsible for the dog bite injury. In fact, in New Jersey, dog owners are strictly liable for the injuries caused by their dogs. This means that an owner cannot defend a dog bite case by alleging that they had no prior knowledge that their dog was violent or prone to attacking other people. Additionally, the dog owner is unable to defend the dog bite case by stating they took certain precautions or that they were not negligent in their ownership or handling of the dog. In some instances dog owners may even concede that they are responsible for the injuries their dog caused. However, this does not mean that the dog owner will necessarily agree that they are responsible. The owner is still free to raise certain defenses such as the victim was trespassing or the victim provoked the dog. It is therefore important to discuss the facts and circumstances of the dog bite with a qualified attorney who has an understanding of the law in New Jersey as it pertains to dog bites.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover?

Even though each specific dog bite case is different, some of the types of compensation an individual may be able to recover if they are injured by a dog bite include compensation for medical bills, future medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The specific type of compensation and the amount of compensation will depend upon the actual losses the individual suffered including the severity of their injury.

How Much Time Do I Have to Bring a Dog Bite Claim?

Time limitations on civil actions including civil actions which are brought as the result of an animal attack or dog bite are known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations requires that a claim be filed in New Jersey state court within a certain period of time or the individual who is injured may lose his or her right to bring a claim. It is therefore important for an individual who is been injured by a dog bite to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

If you or your loved one has been attacked by a dog, it is important to contact an attorney immediately. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys at Clark, Clark & Noonan fill out our free case evaluation form or call our office at 732-303-7857 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases throughout the state. Our attorneys have successfully recovered significant financial compensation for those who have been injured through no fault of their own. Our attorneys are here to help.

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