Have you been attacked or injured by a dog and are you looking for the best local dog bite attorney NJ?
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While many people consider their pet part of the family, in most states, the government does not. How we view our pets in U.S., Canada and throughout much of the world has begun to change. Today, many people view their pets as much more than just property however, in the majority of cases, dogs are still personal property and if you are injured by one of these pets, you are likely entitled to receive compensation.
Owners are expected to keep their dogs under control at all times. If a dog is out of control and bites someone, in most cases, the owner or the person in control of the dog at the time will be liable for the dog’s actions and required to pay for the injuries which result. The majority of claims are recovered against the dog owner’s renters insurance or home owners insurance, in some cases, even if it does not occur at this location. This recovery should pay for your actual medical expenses, any lost wages and in many cases, pain and suffering or emotional distress caused by the bite as well.
Dog bite laws can vary from state to state and even city to city, making it important that you don’t just choose the first lawyer you see, but ensure that you find one in your area who is well-versed in dog bite laws and how they work in your city and state. For example, in New Jersey, as in most states, the owner of a dog who injures another person will be held liable for damages even if the dog has never shown any previous aggression towards people. All the plaintiff must proved is that he or she was bit by the dog, that the dog is owned by the defendant and that he or she was in a public place or legally on the defendants land. In other states, these laws may vary and exceptions may be made in certain circumstances such as in California where laws may vary when relating to landlords or employers and their dogs.
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The best way to deal with a dog bite is to deal with it right away. Contact authorities immediately. If you have been bit by a dog and are looking for the Best Local Attorney, we would like to help you.
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