Essex County Dog Bite Lawyers
West Orange, New Jersey, Dog Bite Lawsuit Attorney
While there is no statewide leash law in New Jersey, dog owners are still responsible for the actions of their dog. At the Law Offices of Gary J. Natale, P.C. in West Orange, New Jersey, we represent clients attacked and injured by dogs.
Responsibility of the Home Owner
Mail carriers are common victims of a dog bite due to the nature of their work. A neighbor or anyone walking by a house where a dog is not restrained or contained within a fence is at risk of a dog bite. The owner of that property has a duty to ensure that his or her dog will not attack passers-by. Any premises owner must maintain a level of safety for those who legally enter the boundaries of their property.
If a dog bites someone, the owner is usually held responsible. The dog may have never had a propensity for violence before that one incident, but the owner is still responsible. The victim of an attack by a dog is entitled to file a claim for injuries.
Handling Your Dog Bite Case
At the Law Offices of Gary J. Natale, P.C., we will file a claim on your behalf against the property owner’s insurance company. The level of damages will be determined by the dog’s past actions. Whether there are no past incidences of attacks or the dog has consistently shown violent tendencies, the owner needs to be held accountable if the dog bit you.
Injuries from a dog bite can cause permanent scarring. Psychological damage can also become a factor, especially if the victim is a child. An intense fear of dogs is common after a traumatic animal attack. No matter how severe your injuries are, you need the type of aggressive representation that we provide.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding injuries you suffered in an animal attack or issues related to dog bite law, please contact us.