Dog Bites | New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
People in New Jersey love their dogs. When the American Kennel Club released its list of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S., New Jersey’s selection was right in line with the rest of the country. In fact, New Jersey’s top five most popular dog breeds are almost an exact match for AKC’s. The 15 most popular dog breeds in the Garden State, as compiled by the NJ Advanced Media, are:
A dog or cat bite can be more serious than you think. It’s for this reason that New Jersey has a very strict procedure in place for bites and even scratches that seem minor. Read the rest »
A recent article highlighted the danger of coyotes around Saddle River. After a woman was surrounded by a pack of coyotes ready to attack, Mayor Al Kurpis issued a statement that the coyote overpopulation could be a serious problem for people in the area. The woman who was nearly attacked was fine after a passing vehicle scared off the animals; but this incident has left many people wondering…who is responsible for these coyotes? Read the rest »
If you were bitten by a dog, you may feel confused about what to do next. Dog bites are painful, inconvenient, and if the dog has not been vaccinated for rabies, potentially deadly. After you are bitten by a dog, you do have the legal option to take the owner to small claims court, but you will need to be sure that you have certain types of evidence before you go before a judge. If you are confused about what to keep for your case, the following information will explain the type of evidence you need to help prove your dog bite case.
The United States is certainly a nation of dog lovers, with more than 78 million canine pets throughout the country. Though numerous studies have shown that having a dog as a pet is beneficial to the physical and emotional health of all age groups, unfortunately more than 4.7 million Americans are injured in dog attacks each year, and around 800,000 of these injuries require medical attention. More than half of the victims of dog attacks are children, many of whom suffer disfigurement and disability.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that each year, more than 4.7 million dog bite incidents occur throughout the nation. 386,000 of these incidents will lead to hospital visits. Like the majority of U.S. states, New Jersey holds dog owners liable for all damages incurred by the dog bite victim, even if the dog has never bitten anyone or displayed any intent to do so before.
Families across the state of New Jersey enjoy the company of their dogs. People get dogs for a number of reasons including companionship and protection. Unfortunately, dogs bred specifically for protection are known to attack people. Attacks often occur when a dog feels threatened, and can even occur among typically well-mannered dogs. Read the rest »
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