Most animals are our loyal companions. We love them and take care of them like they are one of our children. But every now and then, man’s best friend can be his worst enemy.
If a neighbor’s dog attacks you and causes an injury, you may have a personal injury case on your hands. If you have been injured by a dog attack, contact personal injury lawyer Anthony Carbone immediately for a free consultation.
What You Need to Pursue a Dog Attack Case
New Jersey laws are very specific when it comes to addressing injuries caused after a dog attack. In order to pursue a case, you must first establish the canine’s owner. This is essential because without positive identification of the dog’s owner, you will be unable to pursue a claim.
Of course, there must also be proof that the dog has bitten you. It would be in your best interest to take photographs of both your the wound and, if possible, the animal that caused it. It is important to seek medical attention immediately.
The last element of a dog attack case has to do with the location of the incident. If the attack occurs in a public area, there is a cause of action. However, if the attack happens at someone else’s home, it is definitely the responsibility of the owner to handle the behavior of the dog.
Although the law is clear concerning animal bites, an owner may claim that the victim taunted the dog, causing the attack. This is why you need an experienced lawyer by your side.
If you’ve been injured after an animal attack in New Jersey and you need the services of a lawyer who will aggressively fight for the restitution you deserve, contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone or call 201-963-6000 today to schedule your complimentary consultation.