Injury Attorneys in Jersey City Experienced in NJ Dog Bite Law
Specific laws apply to dog owners and dog bite victims in the Garden State
Many states, including New Jersey, maintain specific laws that hold dog owners legally liable for damages that their dogs inflict on other human beings, regardless of whether their dogs have ever shown any previous inclination to attack people. If you have been bitten by a dog, you owe it to yourself to contact the Jersey City law firm of Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC. Our experienced personal injury attorneys precisely understand New Jersey dog bite law through and through and can help you understand how these laws relate to your case.
The specifics of the New Jersey dog bite law
The technical name of the New Jersey dog bite law is N.J.S.A. 4:19-16. Under this law, you can recover damages if you can prove:
- The defendant you are suing owned the dog in question
- The dog in question bit you
- You were in a public place or you were lawfully on the property of the owner at the time of the bite
Note that if you were trespassing on the property of the dog owner, your injury was not a direct result of the dog bite or the defendant does not own the dog in question, you do not have a valid lawsuit under the New Jersey dog bite law.