Dog Bites in New Jersey

New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney

Dog bites often result in severe injury, and even death, especially if the dog bites a child. Because of the potential dangers, New Jersey imposes strict liability for dog bites. In other words, there is no "one bite rule" in New Jersey. If you are bitten by a dog or any other animal, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Located in Mountainside, the Law Offices of Francis M. Smith, Esq. handles dog bite claims. I have over 25 years of experience assisting injured victims obtain the fair and just compensation they deserve. In addition, over the course of 30 years, I have built up an extensive network of experts (including medical experts) to assist in helping you get compensated for your dog bite injuries. If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, contact a New Jersey personal injury attorney with experience handling claims involving dog bites.

To speak with a dog bite injury attorney with over 30 years of experience, please call me at 908-233-5800 or contact my office online for a free consultation. I represent dog bite victims throughout counties that include Sussex County, Union County, Morris County and Hunterdon County.

Knockdown Injury Claims

Knockdown cases involve being knocked down by a dog. Knockdown cases are different from dog bite cases. With dog bites, there is strict liability; with knockdown claims, you need to prove negligence by the dog owner.

In addition to dog bites, I also handle knockdown claims; contact me today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Landlord Liability for Dog Bites

In addition to the dog owner, the landlord at your apartment complex may also be responsible for compensating you for your injuries if you were bitten or attacked by a dangerous breed of dog, or a dog that a landlord knew had a propensity to bite.

If your landlord knew a tenant possessed a dangerous breed of dog, such as a pit bull or rottweiler, or knew that a tenant owned a dog that has bitten or attacked people in the past, and that dog bites or attacks you, the landlord may be liable for damages.

An experienced attorney can inform and assist you in pursuing any claim arising from a dog bite, including a child who was seriously injured by a dog attack. If you, or your child, were injured by a dog bite or an animal or dog attack, please schedule a free initial phone consultation by calling me toll free at 1-888-233-1272 or filling out the intake form.

For more information on dog bites, see our NJ dog bite blog posts.