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New Jersey animal bites: Woman awarded $850,000 in dog bite case

Tending a neighbor's animal while he or she is out of town or unable to for whatever the reason is something that many New Jersey residents are more than willing to do. What happens, though, if that animal attacks and injures its temporary care giver? Injuries from animal bites or aggressive behavior can be extremely damaging to the victim.

New Jersey animal bites: Several injured in pit bull attack

Law enforcement officials in New Jersey were contacted early in the day on March 21 after a pit bull attacked and injured five people. This happened at an apartment complex in Neptune. Per state laws regarding animal bites, the dog's owner may be held responsible for any damages sustained by the victims.

Infections often accompany animal bites

Numerous New Jersey residents have been attacked by domestic animals. Some of these attacks have only minimal impact on victims, while others have more severe -- if not fatal -- consequences. While there are many physical concerns following animal bites, one of the biggest is infection.

Following animal bites, compensation may be available

Anyone in New Jersey who has ever been attacked by a dog or other domestic animal knows that it can be a traumatizing event. Animal bites are known to cause a number of health and physical-related complications. These, of course, can result in one suffering emotionally and financially as well. If you have been attacked by an animal and have experienced losses as a result, you may have legal recourse.

The treatment for animal bites can be extensive

Anyone who has been attacked by an animal knows that the event can be traumatizing. The treatment for animal bites can be extensive and expensive. As such, this type of incident is something that can have long-lasting physical, psychological and financial effects. New Jersey residents who have been the victims of animal attacks may be able to seek compensation for the various losses they have experienced as a result.

After animal bites, how do owners pay victims compensation?

In accordance with the laws of the state in which one lives, when one has been injured as the result of an animal attack, he or she may have legal recourse. Pet owners may be held responsible for any losses sustained in cases involving animal bites. However, many pet owners may not have the cash on hand to actually pay personal injury judgments. How do pet owners pay victims compensation if ordered by New Jersey civil courts?

Can businesses be held liable for dog attacks?

Readers may have heard of or seen the television series, “The Dog Whisperer” in which professional dog trainer Cesar Milan helps distressed dog owners get their canines under control. Milan, as the series makes plain, has a pretty good track record with training, retraining and socializing dogs.

New Jersey's strict liability dog bite law

As readers are well aware, man's best friend is not always friendly. In some cases, owning a dog is positively dangerous and puts others at risk of injury and oneself at risk of liability. To ensure safety, the New Jersey Department of Health has various requirements for dog owners and kennels, which includes licensing and registration, rabies inoculation, and required reporting of suspected cases of rabies.

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