Englewood, NJ Dog Bite Attorney

Dog Bites

Animal Bite Lawyer in Bergen County

Dogs are an important part of many people’s lives. They provide loyalty, comfort, and affection to those who need companionship. Dogs often become a member of the family and brighten the lives of the people around them. Unfortunately, not all dogs have the support of competent owners. While most dogs are properly trained by competent owners, some dog owners do not train their animals or train their dog to be aggressive. This can lead to serious situations. Dogs have the propensity to inflict serious injury, including ripped skin, torn tendons, devastating deformity and more. If you are injured, it is important to seek medical attention from a professional as soon as possible. Tending to your needs and documenting the injury are important. If you are able after that happens, collect information about the dog and the owner. Collect the dog owner’s name, address, and the breed of dog that injured you. If anyone witnessed the attack, ask them for their contact info so they may be able to support your claim in the future. If you were injured by the negligence of a dog owner, don’t let them burden your life with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and injuries that can impact your quality of life.

If you need quality legal services from an effective and experienced law firm, contact The Law Office of Robert B. Linder for a free consultation.

Liability for a dog attack

The phrase goes “There are no bad dogs, only bad owners.” Though most dogs are well behaved, obedient animals, the opposite can lead to a serious situation. Many dog owners ignore the laws that are in place to keep us all safe. In a public place that allows dogs, all dogs must be leashed and the owner must retain control the whole time. If a dog was to bite you, the owner is liable for the damages that occurred because of the attack. This is even the case on private property. Unless it could be proven that the victim instigated the attack or broke the law entering another’s premises, the owner could be held liable. New Jersey has strict laws regulating dogs, including registering dogs and maintaining rabies shot information. If a dog seriously injures a person, a judge even has the discretion to pronounce the animal dangerous and decide on the matter of euthanasia.

Contact a Bergen County Dog Bite Attorney

The Law Office of Robert B. Linder has significant experience handling personal injury cases across the state of New Jersey. A dog bite can be devastating and lead to a lifetime of issues, both financial and physical. If you need quality legal services regarding a dog bite injury, you need an attorney that can zealously represent your needs. You may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Our firm is ready to assess your case, guide you through your legal options and skillfully protect your interests and your future. If you need our legal support, contact The Law Office of Robert B. Linder for a free initial consultation today.