Hackensack Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog Bites in Hackensack
If you or a loved one experience a serious dog bite, call the Hackensack dog bite lawyers at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., to discuss your injuries. Dog bites often result in expensive medical bills, physical scarring, and emotional trauma. Rather than face financial hardship, call our experienced attorneys today.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., believes in:
- Working with every client individually to ensure their case is handled fairly
- Protecting our clients’ legal rights after an injury
- Fighting for the compensation our clients deserve after a dog bite
Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation. We will review your case and advise you whether you are entitled to recover for your dog bite injuries.
How a Hackensack Dog Bite Attorney Can Help
A dog bite attorney provides an invaluable service when dealing with a dog bite claim. Insurance companies try to force victims to settle before they should and use aggressive tactics in doing so. With The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., on your side, we will:
- Send investigators to collect evidence
- Hire any needed experts to prove your case
- Stand up to insurance companies
- Cover any upfront costs
- Answer your legal questions
Common Dog Bite Injuries and Complications
Dog bites cause different types of injuries and vary in levels of severity. Common dog bite injuries include:
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Facial injuries
- Nerve damage
- Emotional trauma
Complications can arise in addition to the original dog bite injury. The primary complication occurring from a dog bite injury is infection. Infection occurs in one out of five dog bite cases.
Other common diseases and infectious bacteria resulting from dog bites include:
- Rabies virus
- Capnocytophaga spp. bacteria
- Pasteurella bacteria
- MRSA bacteria
New Jersey Dog Bite Law
New Jersey’s dog bite law is a strict liability statute. This means that a dog owner is liable for a dog bite so long as the victim was on public property or was legally on private property when the incident occurred. It does not matter whether or not the owner knew the dog had vicious propensities.
There are possible defenses to New Jersey’s strict liability statute. A dog owner may claim the victim was a trespasser on their property at the time the dog bit them. Therefore, the dog was defending the home.
A second possible defense is comparative negligence, or the victim was partly responsible for the dog bite. If the victim did contribute to the events that caused the bite, and the bite was primarily the victim’s fault, they may be barred from bringing a claim. To recover under New Jersey’s dog bite law, the dog must actually bite the victim. Understanding the law behind a personal injury claim can be complicated, speak to a Hackensack dog bite lawyer to discuss how you can recover compensation for damages caused by a dog attack.
Contact Us Today For a Free Consultation
To find out if you qualify to recover under the New Jersey dog bite law, call an experienced dog bite attorney in Hackensack from The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. We can review your case and recommend local dog bite recovery resources. For a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case, call us at (201) 928-0300 or submit our online contact form. Our attorneys have over nine decades of combined legal experience and are proud to serve accident victims throughout New Jersey.