Dogs can become a part of their owner’s family. They are one of the most popular pets to have in homes across America because they are great companions for humans. With so many different dog breeds, there is a dog that everyone can enjoy spending time with. However, dogs must be trained when they enter the home. They need to learn how to act in the home. If a family trains their dog to act in an aggressive manner, their dog may become vicious toward other people. If you have been a victim of a dog bite, you can take action against the owners.
If you are a victim of a dog attack in New Jersey, seek legal advice in order to be compensated for damages that you may deserve. Untrained dogs or dogs that are trained to be vicious are the responsibility of their owners. When a dog harms you, their owner should be held accountable for failing to keep their pet under control. If a case is brought to court, a judge has the power to declare an animal dangerous and decide on possible euthanasia.
How do I seek liability?
Once you have been attacked by a dog, it is important to seek medical attention. This can address the extent of your injuries and will help to collect evidence for your case. You should then seek out the dog’s owner to collect information about the owner and the dog that attacked. This information should include the owner’s name and address. Then you should ask further information about the dog, such as background about the dog’s shots and vaccinations to make sure they have been kept up to date. Check what type of breed the dog is. If anyone witnessed the incident, seek their contact information in order to corroborate your story later on.
There are laws regarding dogs that owners must follow. When in public places, owners must keep their dog on a leash and they must be in control the whole time. Dogs cannot walk around freely in public places, such as parks. Owners should be paying attention to their pets to ensure that they are acting in a non-aggressive manner. New Jersey has strict laws regarding dogs that require their owner to register them and make sure they are up to date with their rabies shots. Owners will be held liable for any damages that occur in the event of a dog attack. However, if it can be proven that the victim was the one to instigate the attack, then the same accountability does not apply.
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding criminal charges and procedures.