New Jersey Dog Bites:
Owners, Victims and the Strict Liability Standard
In New Jersey, it used to be the case that if a dog had never been known to have bitten someone before — the first time they did, the dog's owner could avoid liability. Today, except under very limited circumstances, this is no longer true. Today, there are no more free bites.
At Renda & Voynick, we handle dog bite injury claims on behalf of individuals, young children and families throughout New Jersey. This is work that we've been doing since 1986 and today — we encourage you to put that experience to work for you by calling (973)200-6326 or by contacting us online.
The attorneys at our firm are focused on representing injured plaintiffs and have been certified in Civil Trial Law by the New Jersey Supreme Court since 1986 and 1987, respectively — a distinction held by fewer than five percent of attorneys statewide.
We Calculate the True Costs,
Don't Let Your Claim Be Sold Short
Because our state has adopted the strict liability standard for dog bites, there is a greater willingness to settle these claims on the part of dog owners and their insurers. This is both good and bad.
The good: There are no free bites; cases can be resolved more quickly; and victims can get the compensation they need sooner rather than later, if at all.
The bad: There's a temptation for both lawyers and victims to want to settle cases too quickly, before the true costs are known. This is particularly true where lawyers are not willing to go to court, if necessary, like the firm of Renda & Voynick does.
Our lawyers take care in evaluating dog bite cases and assessing compensation for all injury-related medical treatments (including treatments for secondary infections), for wage losses, for plastic surgery in cases of disfigurement or amputation, for pain and suffering, for psychological trauma and counseling costs, and for wrongful death.
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Our firm handles claims involving dangerous dog or animal attacks in the Newark and Montclair areas, and throughout New Jersey. There's no charge for the initial consultation. We only get paid if we secure a verdict or an acceptable settlement on your behalf.
Call (973)200-6326 or contact us online today.
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