Can I Receive Compensation After a Dog Bite Injury in New Jersey?

Dog bite injuries are serious. Do not wait to speak with a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney if you are a victim. Our legal team may be able to get you financial compensation for the immense burdens you have faced as a result of your attack. Contact us today to get started.

Can I pursue legal action after a dog bite injury in New Jersey?

Millions of dog attack injuries happen every year in the United States. While not all of these attacks require emergency medical attention, but in the case that it does, you may be qualified to receive financial compensation for your burdens. Keep reading to learn more about New Jersey’s dog bite laws. Additionally, do not wait to reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to assess the details of your case and your options with a dedicated legal member. Our legal team will be able to evaluate the facts of your incident and decide whether or not you should pursue legal action.

What are the dog bite laws in New Jersey?

New Jersey takes dog bites seriously, which is why they have enacted dog bite laws in place to protect victims who have been hurt because of a dog attack or bite. The law says that even if the dog has no prior records of biting anyone, the dog owner can still be held responsible for injuries to the victim as long as:

  • The dog bite or attack happened on public property.
  • The attack occurred on private property, and the victim was there legally.

You may be able to hold the dog owner responsible for your medical bills if you had to seek medical attention as a result of a dog bite. Moreover, if the owner of the dog is determined to be entirely at fault, he or she may also be held liable for lost wages and other expenses that were contracted as a result of the dog attack.

In many instances, the dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy will compensate the injured party. If the dog owner failed to file a claim with their insurance company, you will need to retain the services of a knowledgeable and experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney right away. Our firm will do its best to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve. Reach out to us today to get started.


Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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