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Dogs can be their owner’s best friend. They are one of the most popular pets to have in your home because they can be such great companions. With so many different dog breeds, there is a dog for everyone that fits with their personality. Due to their ability to be house trained, they are common among families and can pick up on the temperment of the people surrounding them. 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.

While some dogs may look cute and cuddly, owners could have taught them to be defensive and harm others. This kind of training may result in an incident where someone else’s dog has caused harm by biting you. If you are a victim of a dog attack in New Jersey, seek legal advice in order to be compensated for the damages. 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?

One of the most important things to do after getting bitten by a dog is to seek medical attention from a medical professional right away to address your injuries. You should get your wound checked in order to make sure that the dog did not have any kind of virus or disease. This can help to ensure they are caught up on their vaccinations as well. Dog attacks can cause serious injuries. They may consist of ripped skin, torn tendons, deformities and more.

When you get medical attention, this will help to collect evidence for your case as well. You should then seek out the dog’s owner to learn more information about them. Collect information about the owner as well. This information should include their name and address. Then you should ask further information about the dog. Ask if the dog’s shots and vaccinations have been kept up to date. Check what type of breed the dog is and if they were from a shelter or a breeder. If anyone witnessed the incident, seek their contact information in order to corroborate your story later on.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters of personal injury, medical malpractice, medical device injuries, unsafe drug injuries, consumer protection, bankruptcy, SSD, or criminal law in New Jersey, please contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. and we will be happy to assist you.