Dog Bite Attorneys in Paterson, New Jersey

Passaic County, NJ Lawyers for Dog Bite Claims


Dog bite law is complicated. New Jersey dog owners are legally liable for any injuries that their dogs may cause, even if a dog has never attacked anyone before. This sounds straightforward, but the law throws in some difficulties. For example, a defendant in a dog bite case could invoke another New Jersey statute related to comparative negligence, which makes it possible for dog owners to claim that the victim was responsible in part for the attack. This could reduce any compensation a victim might receive. Dog bite victims seeking compensation require an experienced Passaic County, NJ personal injury lawyer to sort out the different laws and build the strongest possible case for compensation.

Contact a Clifton, NJ Personal Injury Attorney After a Dog Bite

At the Passaic County, New Jersey law firm of Silverman & Roedel, LLC, our attorneys have many decades of experience advocating for dog bite victims. David Silverman and Pamela Roedel have established themselves as compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers who work diligently on behalf of clients, taking the time needed to determine the facts and to identify the best strategy for obtaining maximum compensation. We have helped dog bite victims get compensation for injuries sustained in East Orange, Newark, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Clifton, and Paterson, NJ.

If you suffered a dog bite, call us at 973-772-6411 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation to learn about your rights and options under New Jersey law.

Examples of Dog Bite Injuries

People bitten by dogs can experience injuries such as:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Disease
  • Trauma

A dog attack can cause other injuries, as well. For example, a large dog can jump up, causing the victim to fall and be injured. Dogs can chase cars, causing the driver to lose control when trying to avoid hitting the dog. Victims can also be injured when trying to avoid an attack, falling, stumbling, or even being forced to go into traffic where they could be injured by motor vehicles. Additionally, dogs can scratch, causing the same injuries as bites.

Children and Dog Attacks in NJ

Children are particularly vulnerable to dog attacks. Young kids are more likely to suffer bites on the face because they are often the same height as the dog. Since many dogs are bigger than children, vicious dogs are also more likely to knock down and injure children. Moreover, children are more likely to experience trauma when a supposedly friendly pet attacks.

Costs of Dog Attacks

Dog bites and other types of animal attacks can result in unexpected expenses. Victims may need significant reconstructive surgery to repair scars and disfigurement, medications to fight infections, hospitalization to fix broken bones, long-term psychological counseling, and painful rabies shots. Additionally, victims may be unable to return to work or attend school. Our lawyers incorporate all the costs of a dog attack when constructing claims for clients.

Contact a Newark, New Jersey Lawyer After a Dog Attack. Free Consultation.

Did another person’s dog bite you or your child? Did a dog jump on you, causing you to fall? You may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your case, contact the Bloomfield, NJ attorneys at Silverman & Roedel, LLC. Call 973-772-6411 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Clifton or Newark, New Jersey.

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