Dog Bite Laws Between New York And New Jersey

At MetroLaw.Com, we understand how different the law in New York is from that
in New Jersey when it comes to dog bite cases. Our attorneys have a deep knowledge of law in both states, which we will use to represent you and pursue positive results.

In New York, a dog bite victim must establish that the dog had vicious propensities and that the owner knew or should have known of the dog’s propensities. This often results in the owner getting one “free bite” before being held liable.

In New Jersey, the owner of any dog that bites a person is liable for the damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.

If you have been bitten, contact us online, or call 800-469-6476 today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Take Action Quickly After A Bite

The most important aspect of prosecuting a dog attack case is to secure evidence as quickly as possible. We put an investigator on the scene, usually within an hour of notification, in order to gather and preserve evidence. The best evidence that we seek immediately is the identity of the dog and its owner, photographs of the dog, identity of witnesses, witness
statements and photographs of the injuries, and location of the attack.
Each year, dogs bite about 4.7 million people in the United States. On average, 800,000 require medical attention, with half of those cases involving children. Besides causing pain, dog bites cost money. We will help you seek compensation for any treatment you need.

You Need To Take Dog Attacks Seriously

Some people assume dog bites are not severe or do not require medical attention. They can, in fact, be permanently scarring or even fatal. You should always see a doctor after a bite. To speak to one of our lawyers about your legal options for compensation, please call 800-469-6476, or email us. We offer free consultations.