When A Dog Bites, The Owner Is Responsible

Maximizing Compensation If You Were Bitten By A Dog

In New Jersey, a dog owner is strictly liable if their dog attacks someone. Many people think they can't bring a lawsuit unless the dog has bitten somewhere before or has a history of vicious behavior.

This is absolutely not the case in the state of New Jersey. Dog owners do not get "one free bite." They are liable the first time and every time their dog harms a person. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a dog bite, speak to a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.

We welcome dog bite cases in Camden County and southern New Jersey. Call 888-339-7675 to arrange a free consultation.

The Harm From A Dog Bite Can Be Serious And Lasting

The attorneys of Fishman & Fishman, LLC, have represented countless dog bite victims in South Jersey. Whether you were bitten by a dog in a public place, on private property, or on your own property, the dog owner is responsible for any injuries you sustained.

Our attorneys can help you pursue compensation for medical bills and lost wages from bite wounds, claw wounds and injuries suffered from fleeing a vicious dog. We have also recovered monetary damages for the ongoing impact of a dog attack, including permanent nerve damage, disfigurement and reconstructive surgery, as well as psychological harm such as children (or adults) who experience nightmares, anxiety attacks or fear of all dogs.

We know you may not want to "sue" a neighbor or friend if you or a family member has been bitten by a dog. However, it is important to know that the dog owner's homeowners insurance policy will usually cover the costs associated with a dog bite claim.

Children Scarred By A Dog Bite Have A Grace Period To Pursue Compensation

Children are the most common victims of dog bites and, because the injuries can be very physically and emotionally scarring, those children have an extended period to bring a case. A person bitten by a dog bite as a child has two years from his or her 18th birthday to bring a claim for the injuries. If you (or your son or daughter) have lived an entire childhood with scarring from a dog attack, it is time to pursue compensation for the trauma, emotional damage and physical scars.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Our lawyers know how traumatic dog bite injuries can be. We are here to listen to your story and pursue your case to the best of our ability, drawing on our many years of experience in personal injury law. Call 888-339-7675 or contact us online if you were bitten by a dog in Cherry Hill, Camden or surrounding South Jersey from offices in Lawnside and Hammonton.