Determining a Case upon Being Attacked by a Dog
If you’re attacked by a dog in New Jersey, the law that governs the situation is called Strict Liability. In other words, as opposed to some states where every dog is entitled to one bite, an owner can’t be held responsible unless the dog has shown some viciousness before you were attacked by the dog. That’s not the case in New Jersey. If you’re bitten by a dog in New Jersey and you’re not trespassing on someone else’s property, or you didn’t torment the dog or harassed the dog into biting you, then there’s strict liability. The dog owner is going to be responsible to respond to you and damages for your scarring, for your pain, for your suffering, for your mental anguish and, probably, for the rest of your life.