New Jersey is home to many dogs and many owners that love their dogs as much as they love any other family member, if not more. The majority of the time, dogs are well trained and are not a danger to anyone. However, in some cases, dogs can revert back to unruly behavior if they are not given the necessary training by their owner. Unfortunately, this can result in a dog acting out and biting another person. Dog bites in New Jersey are very serious.
When an individual is bitten by a dog, it is important that they obtain medical attention as soon as possible. It is also crucial to obtain as much information about the aggressive dog and its owner as possible. If the victim of the dog bite reports the attack to the police department, they may be able to find out whether the dog has any vicious propensity. In addition, the victim needs to find out whether the dog is up to date on all of its shots, especially rabies.
If an individual wishes to bring a lawsuit against the owner of the dog, they will have to prove that the dog had a history of violence or aggressive behavior that the owner knew about. If you have been the victim of a dog bite accident, contact our firm today.
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced attorneys throughout the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Please contact the office to schedule a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your specific case.