Cherry Hill Dog Bite Lawyer
On a daily basis there are likely countless numbers of Cherry Hill, New Jersey dog bites including bites resulting in personal injuries. You may not be aware of this but the owner of a dog is responsible for the victim’s harm and is legally obligated to pay monetary compensation to the victim. This would include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement and pain and suffering. If you or your child have been bitten by a dog in Cherry Hill, call me, Joseph Monaco, to learn how a Cherry Hill Dog Bite Lawyer can protect your rights.
Cherry Hill dog bite injuries can be very serious resulting in a long, difficult road to recovery. They can also lead to permanent scarring of the face or other body parts. To determine who is liable for dog bite injuries, you have to determine who owns the dog, and his may be more than one person. For example, a caregiver of the dog can also be deemed the dog’s owner. New Jersey law is very favorable to dog bite victims by imposing strict liability upon the dog owner. This means the owner will be liable even if she had no knowledge that the dog had previously bitten someone or had a propensity towards violence. There are; however, some exceptions when negligence still has to be proven to recover damages. That’s why it is important to hire a Cherry Hill Dog Bite Lawyer as soon as possible.
Determining Liability in a Cherry Hill Dog Bite Case
New Jersey Statute 4:19-16 states:
The owner of any dog which shall bite a person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness. For the purpose of this section, a person is lawfully upon the private property of such owner when he is on the property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him by the laws of this state or the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or when he is on such property upon the invitation, express or implied, of the owner thereof.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey Dog Ordinance 76-54 Defines a Dog Owner:
Section 1.(g) states:
“Owner,” when applied to the proprietorship of a dog, shall mean and include every person having a right of property in such dog and every person who has such dog in his keeping. The owner must be at least 18 years of age. If the owner is less than 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian shall become co-owner of dog(s) and assume full responsibility in lieu of the minor, in order to comply with provisions in this ordinance, which includes obtaining a license under the name(s) of either the parent or guardian or under both the parent and minor or guardian and minor.
Contact our Cherry Hill Dog Bite Lawyers Today
Hiring the right Cherry Hill Dog Bite Lawyer is critical to the outcome of your case. With over 25 years of experience as a New Jersey personal injury and wrongful death lawyer, I know what it takes to deal with the insurance companies to maximize your recovery. If you or your child have been bitten by a dog in Cherry Hill, call or text me at 609-277-3166 for a Free Consultation. You may also contact me by completing my online Contact Form for help.