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How to File a Dog Bite Injury Claim in New Jersey


Being attacked by a dog can be a terrifying experience. It can also leave physical wounds like torn skin and lacerations, as well as emotional trauma. For most Americans, it can be hard to think about a dog attack because dogs are America’s favorite pets. Still, dog bite incidents happen for a variety of reasons, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dog bites can be deadly. Every year, there are reports of deaths that result after victims are bitten or struck by a dog.

If a dog attacked you, you may be unsure about your rights and what steps to take to get the compensation you need. The truth is that it can be complicated getting compensation depending on the circumstances, but it is important to figure out who is liable and what type of insurance policy is present that would be applicable to cover the losses a victim has sustained.

At Monaco Law PC, our experienced South Jersey dog bite injury attorney can help you get the financial compensation you need after you were attacked by another party’s dog.

Filing a Dog Bite Injury Claim in New Jersey

It is crucial that you seek medical attention for your injuries right after you were attacked. Prompt medical care not only helps you protect and safeguard your health and well-being but also will provide you with documentation of the medical treatment you required after your attack. This information can do two things. First, it can help calculate the totality of your damages, and second, it can prove the physical bodily harm that you suffered.

Next, gathering evidence is another critical part of the claims process. Witness testimony or videos can be helpful examples of evidence that may be used.

New Jersey dog bite laws hold dog owners strictly liable for the harm that their animal causes others. In other words, the burden of proving negligence existed on behalf of the owner is unnecessary. Instead, a victim only has to prove that a specific dog bit them and that, as a result of the attack, they were injured.

Usually, a homeowners insurance policy is a good starting point for figuring out where to pursue compensation after a dog bite. Many homeowners’ policies cover such incidents, although not all of them do. So, if a homeowners policy doesn’t cover a dog bite incident, another type of insurance may. Your attorney at Monaco Law PC knows where to look to find viable pathways for recovering financial compensation for injuries related to dog bites.

Speak to a New Jersey Dog Bite Injury Attorney Today

Call our South Jersey dog bite injury lawyer at Monaco Law PC today to discuss your dog bite injury experience at (609) 277-3166 for our New Jersey office and (215) 546-3166 for our office in Pennsylvania.

We are a New Jersey personal injury law firm serving Atlantic County, Burlington County, Cape May County, Camden County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Salem County, and all of South Jersey.

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