New Jersey Dog Bite Law
Under New Jersey law, a dog owner is responsible for any injuries caused by their dog. This is the case even if the dog had not bitten anyone previously.
This essentially means that New Jersey dogs do not get a free bite. Whether the dog is a supposedly dangerous breed, like a pit bull, Doberman or chow, or another breed, it may be possible to take legal action that holds the owner accountable for the harm caused.
Pennsylvania Dog Bite Law
Under Pennsylvania law, dog bite injury victims can recover complete compensation unless they are found to have provoked the dog or were not lawfully on the property.
Children and Animal Attacks
Because of their vulnerability and height, children are some of the most common victims of dog bites and other animal attacks. These injuries can impact a child’s life well into adulthood. Children are often left with extensive facial scarring after a dog attack. They may require multiple surgeries to correct the damage, and experience more problems as they age. Further, children must cope with the psychological damage done. Many children battle a life-long fear of dogs.
If you or your child has been injured by a dog bite, talk to an attorney at The Ferrara Law Firm, LLC, about taking legal action. Contact our Cherry Hill, New Jersey, law office by completing our online contact form, or by calling us at 856-779-9500 or toll free at 856-779-9500.