Bitten by a Dog in New Jersey?

For the most part, our daily interactions with dogs are pleasant if not simply uneventful. But when an aggressive, poorly trained or unsupervised dog bites someone, it can leave the victim with serious injuries that need medical attention. These injuries can be severe, some leave the victim with disfigurement and psychological trauma and some even require reconstructive surgery.

There is a “strict liability” statute regarding dog bites in New Jersey. This law says that a dog owner is liable in court for injuries caused by their biting dog if the victim was on public property or was legally on private property and not trespassing.

Even if the dog owner warned others or did their best to restrain the dog, they are still liable for your injuries! So, if you’ve been bitten by a dog in the state of New Jersey, get medical care immediately, document your injuries with pictures and contact the experienced New Jersey dog bite attorneys at Jensen Bagnato.

New Jersey’s dog bite statute is § 4:19-16. “Liability of owner regardless of viciousness of dog.” Under this statute, “The owner of any dog which shall bite a person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”

Contact the Jensen team today and let’s discuss how we can help!