Careless Pet Owners Are Responsible For Your Injury
Many people in New Jersey keep domestic animals as pets. Dogs and cats are often thought of as another member of the family. However, they are still animals, and they might lash out and cause severe injuries.
Dog bites and animal attacks are very serious. They can lead to anything from lacerations to torn muscles, or even permanent impairments and serious illnesses. Regardless of your injury, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for a dog bite. At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I am committed to getting the best possible results for you and your family. I have over 28 years of experience representing people like you with relentless and accessible service. You can depend on me to provide you with the support you need to get through this.
I am always available to answer your call and discuss your case. Call my East Brunswick office at 877-676-7729 for a free consultation, and I will travel to you.
Dog Owners Are Strictly Liable In New Jersey
All dog owners have strict liability for their pet’s actions under New Jersey law. Even if they were not personally at fault, they are responsible for any injuries their dog causes. Strict liability also means that you do not have to prove that the dog has a history of violence or aggression to obtain compensation. However, you do have to prove:
- The dog or animal caused your injury
- How the injury impacted your life
- You did not provoke the dog or animal
- You were not trespassing at the time of the attack
Though it is not necessary, it may be helpful to prove that the animal was aggressive to help determine the measures the liable party should take.
Always Protecting Your Best Interests
If the listed variables apply to your case, then you deserve compensation. A dog bite injury could keep you out of work while you recover and receive medical treatment. Financial compensation from the liable pet owner will cover lost wages and pay your medical bills to ease your recovery.
Obtaining compensation is not always as easy as it sounds though. It is essential to retain an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights and ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
At my law firm, you are the priority. I take the time to understand your situation and needs to provide you with personalized guidance. I am here to help. It is my goal to obtain fair compensation, so you can focus on a stress-free recovery.