Mount Laurel Dog Bite Lawyer
Were you or your child bitten by a dog in Mount Laurel, New Jersey? If so, you need to contact me to protect your rights. I have over 25 years of experience as a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer. If you hire me to be your Mount Laurel Dog Bite Lawyer, I will use my vast experience to hold the dog’s owner liable for the harm caused to you or your child. In the State of New Jersey, dog owners are strictly liable when their dog attacks and bites another person. If this has happened to you or your child, call me, Joseph Monaco, to make sure you are taking the proper steps towards receiving an award of monetary compensation.
Determining Liability in a Mount Laurel 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.
Mount Laurel, New Jersey Dog Ordinance
New Jersey Statute 40:48-1 permits municipalities to make, amend, repeal and enforce ordinances regarding the “running at large” of dogs.
Mount Laurel Ordinance 70-13 states:
Responsibilities of owners of dogs.
Hereafter each and every person owning, harboring, keeping or having charge of any male or female dog shall:
- A. Prevent such dog from running at large upon any public highway, street, alley, park or other public place in the Township at any time.
- B. Prevent such dog from being on any public highway, street, avenue, park or other public place in the Township at any time unless such dog is securely confined and controlled by an adequate leash not more than six feet in length in the hands of a person or persons capable of leading and controlling such dog.
- C. Prevent such dog from running at large in the Township upon the lands or other real estate of any person without the consent of the owner of such lands or other real estate.
- D. Prevent such dog from injuring or damaging property of any person other than the person owning harboring, keeping or having charge of such dog.
- E. Prevent such dog from wounding, killing or exhibiting otherwise violent behavior towards any person or domestic animal other than the person owning, harboring, keeping or having charge of such dog.
- F. Not cause, suffer, permit or allow such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, street, sidewalk, passageway, road, bypass, play area, park or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any public property whatsoever, or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of the private property in the last instance. If any such person shall permit such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on the areas aforesaid, he or she shall immediately remove and dispose of all feces and droppings deposited by such dog, which removal shall be in a sanitary manner by a shovel, container, disposal bag, etc.
Speak with a Mount Laurel Dog Bite Lawyer Today
If you or your child were recently attacked or bitten by a dog in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, you are likely entitled to bring a lawsuit for an award of monetary compensation. Recoverable damages include lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. For a Mount Laurel Dog Bite lawyer, you may call or text me, Joseph Monaco, at 609-277-3166 for a Free Consultation and the No Recovery, No Fee Guarantee. I take pride in working hard for my clients as a seasoned New Jersey Trial Lawyer following in my father’s footsteps.