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Skilled Dog Bite Injury Attorneys in Newark, New Jersey

In Need of a Dog Bite Lawyer in Newark, NJ?

At Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C., our Newark dog bite attorneys know New Jersey ranks 10th in the nation for dog bite claims. Dog bites can cause various injuries, varying from minor to severe, depending on the dog’s size and breed, the bite’s force, and the bite’s location on the body, from puncture wounds to infections.

The reality is that any dog can bite, regardless of breed or size. Unfortunately, children ages 5-12 make up more than more than 50% of all dog-injury victims in the nation. The elderly and home service people, like mail carriers and meter readers, are also high on the frequent dog bite victims list.

No matter who you are, if you have been bitten by someone else’s dog on public or private property in New Jersey, where you were legally allowed to be, the dog’s owner can be held liable for injuries and complete financial recovery needs.

Contact our Essex County dog bite injury attorneys to pursue the best outcome for your case using customized legal strategies designed to deliver the best results.

Dog Bite Injury Law in Newark

Who Can Be Held Liable for Dog Bite Injuries and Attacks in New Jersey?

New Jersey’s dog bite statute is a “strict liability” statute. This makes the dog’s owner liable for any dog bite injuries when the person bitten is in a private place or lawfully in a public place, regardless of any prior indications of the dog’s viciousness or the owners’ knowledge of any former viciousness, even if they used reasonable care to restrain the dog or to protect or warn others.

In other words, when a person is bitten by a dog in New Jersey, they do not need to prove that the dog’s owner was careless or negligent. All that needs to be proven is that the bite occurred.

In addition, any domestic animal that scratches or bites a human in the State of New Jersey must be placed in a 10-day quarantine at the owner’s expense. At the end of the 10-day quarantine, the Animal Control Officer or Health Officer shall evaluate the animal and determine if it is healthy.

How Can I Recover Compensation If I Was Bitten By a Friend or Family Member’s Dog in New Jersey?

According to Pawlicy Advisor, an independent marketplace for pet insurance coverage, 47.4% of New Jersey households own a pet. Of these, 29.1% own a dog.

This is important because nearly 75% of people who are bitten by dogs in the U.S. are bitten by a known dog. This means almost 3 out of 4 people are bitten by dogs belonging to a friend, family member, neighbor, coworker, or acquaintance.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, New Jersey ranked ninth in the country in 649 dog bite insurance claims valued at $62,295 each last year. When a dog bite victim must pursue someone they know or love for their damages, this can make for an incredibly awkward scenario—even one where the personal relationship is placed in jeopardy. We can help.

New Jersey is a strict liability state for dog bites, so the dog owner is responsible for injuries regardless of the circumstances.

The good news is that homeowners’ and renters’ insurance policies typically cover dog bite liability legal expenses up to a limit of $100,000–$300,000. If the claim exceeds this limit, the dog owner is responsible for any additional damages. We can pursue the dog owner’s insurance coverage directly, removing you and them from the equation so you can maintain your relationship while we handle the details of your claim.

We understand the result of your personal injury case will impact how your future unfolds. We want to help you confidently face your injury challenges and take back control of your life without delay.

Our Newark dog bite injury attorneys are experienced and dedicated to your legal claim. From the initial free consultation to a positive outcome, we handle each case with utmost care and aggression, demanding the compensation you deserve. Our goal is to produce tangible results for our clients by fighting for their current and future financial needs so they can regain control of their lives. We never take “no” for an answer.

Insurance companies have teams of lawyers working on their behalf, and so should you.

Contact Our Skilled Dog Bite Accident & Injury Attorneys in Newark, New Jersey Today

We provide free consultations to help dog bite injury victims understand their legal rights and options, and we pursue all cases on a purely contingency basis. That means you don’t have to worry about upfront costs or payments for out-of-pocket expenses.

We will handle your dog bite case from beginning to end and only recover our legal fees when we produce a positive outcome. All our legal fees are explained upfront and in clear language, so there is no confusion. Once we obtain a fair settlement or jury verdict from the at-fault party’s insurance company, we subtract our fees and provide our clients with a check for the balance. This straightforward approach ensures our clients get what they deserve from their claims, and this is the only way we operate.

Contact our dedicated Newark dog bite injury lawyers at Omni Injury and Accident Law to schedule a free consultation and to get the assistance you need to produce actual results for your essential claim.

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