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Dog Attack in Jersey City Causes Injuries

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 24, 2015

A 36-year-old New Jersey man and his friend were injured when his pit bull got out of its cage and attacked them. According to an NBC New York news report, the dog attack happened in Jersey City. The dog’s owner was severely injured in the attack and has been listed in critical condition. His friend was treated for a bite wound to the leg.

This was the second serious pit bull attack in the tri-state area in a month. On Nov. 8, a 9-year-old girl was attacked by a dog while playing in her friend’s backyard on Long Island. She died from her injuries.

Pit bulls are capable of causing devastating injuries to people of all ages. In fact, pit bulls make up only 6 percent of the dog population in the United States, but account for 68 percent of dog attacks and 52 percent of dog-related deaths nationwide. Pit bulls have such strong jaws that they have the ability to fracture bones, severe nerves, tear through muscles, and rip the skin.

Even though there is significant discussion about the danger presented by pit bulls, it is important to remember that any dog can be dangerous. All dog owners have a responsibility and a legal obligation to monitor, train, and care for their pets.

Injured victims of dog attacks can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of cosmetic surgery, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. Negligent dog owners can and should be held liable. An experienced New Jersey dog bite attorney can review your case and help you determine if financial support is available for your significant losses.

Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help. Contact us at (609) 240-0040 to discuss your unique situation.

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