New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bite injuries can be serious and cause long-term physical and emotional damage. The New Jersey personal injury lawyers at The Reinartz Law Firm are dedicated to helping help people who have suffered dog bite injuries. Our team of lawyers aggressively pursues compensation for all damages caused by dog bite injuries.
Dog Bites in New Jersey
Four and a half million people are bitten by dogs every year. The injuries caused by these attacks are often serious. In New Jersey, a dog owner is responsible for their dog’s actions, even if the animal has never demonstrated vicious behavior before. This concept is referred to as “strict liability.” Additionally, if a dog bites you or your child while the animal is in the care of another party, such as a dog walker, the animal’s caretaker may be responsible for the dog’s actions.
Dog bite claims may be prohibited when the person who was bitten was trespassing at the time of the attack, attempting to commit a criminal act, or otherwise provoked the animal or assumed the risk of being bitten.
Dog Bite Statistics
New Jersey has been ranked 10th in the country when it comes to dog bite claims. In one year alone, it was estimated the total number of dog bite claims in NJ was 3,500. In fact, in New Jersey, being bitten by a dog has become so prevalent that two out of every five people have suffered a dog bite at some point in their life.
Not all dog bites result in serious injury. However, in those cases where someone is seriously injured, it makes sense to contact an experienced New Jersey dog bite lawyer to learn your rights and options.
About Our Law Firm
The Reinartz Law Firm is a top rated New Jersey personal injury law firm. Don’t let an insurance company pressure you into accepting a quick and low settlement for your injuries. The insurance companies don’t always have your best interests in mind when resolving a claim. Our reputation for aggressive representation and the pursuit of maximum compensation for clients’ damages is well-deserved. When you have been wrongfully injured in a dog attack, we are on your side, fighting for a just and fair settlement or verdict. Our attorneys have the experience you need to go up against the insurance companies, and will vigorously advocate for you all the way through the litigation process.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you know has been attacked by a dog, you should immediately seek medical attention and contact the local authorities to document the incident. After you have taken care of your medical needs, contact our office to evaluate your claim. Use our contact form or call (201) 448-9838 to schedule a free consultation and learn how The Reinartz Law Firm can help.