Pet Owner Negligence
When dangerous pets are allowed to run loose, dog bite injuries are bound to occur. However, these injuries are not always going to be on public property. In many cases in New Jersey, an injury as a result of a dog bite might occur at someone’s home – often the home of a relative or friend. This does not let the resident or homeowner off the hook, however.
The lawyers at the firm of Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, in East Orange, can assist people who have a premises liability case such as a dog bite injury. In most cases, a person whose pet injures another person at the pet owner’s home is liable for those injuries. Pet owner negligence may not be well-understood, but if you have been hurt, our attorneys can evaluate your case and determine if you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Dog Bite Injuries Can Leave Lifetime Scars
As might be expected, children are often the victims of animal bite injuries. Because of their small stature, they are often not able to adequately defend themselves and frequently suffer disfiguring bites to the face. This kind of scarring can last a lifetime, and treatments for it can be extremely expensive.
It may be the case that homeowners’ or renters’ insurance can cover the damages inflicted by a vicious pet. Having an experienced attorney to work on behalf of you and your child can make a big difference when it comes to getting the compensation you deserve for a traumatic incident.