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New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyers

Dog bites and attacks are unfortunately very common, with over 4,000,000 occurring every year in this country. Dog bites and attacks may cause serious injuries and permanent scarring. The victims of dog bites and attacks often need immediate medical attention, which may result in permanent injury and significant out-of-pocket medical expenses.

In New Jersey, a dog owner is automatically responsible for a dog’s bite regardless of whether the dog has bitten anyone before. This law, known as “strict liability,” allows the victim to bring a personal injury case without having to prove the dog owner was at fault or did something wrong.

If you, or a loved one, have been injured by a dog bite or dog attack, the proven personal injury team at the law offices of Hoffman DiMuzio may be able to help. To see if you have a claim, please contact us or call 856-637-3000 today for a free consultation.

What To Do After A Dog Bite Incident

First, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Whether it is at an emergency room or emergent care facility, make sure to explain exactly what happened and to follow the doctor’s instructions. The emergency care physician may recommend that you follow-up with your primary care physician or with a specialist (such as a plastic surgeon).

Dog bites can have lasting effects, such as wounds which become infected; damage to bones, nerves, tendons, and tissues; permanent scarring, and even psychological trauma. Treatment for these injuries could possibly involve stitches, medication, and in severe cases, surgery. As medical bills can pile up fast, it is important that you speak to an attorney experienced in not only fighting for justice and compensation, but also who can support and assist you as you go through your medical treatment and assist you with dealing with medical providers and insurance companies.

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Dog Bite Liability

If you choose to pursue a claim in connection with your dog bite, you will have a low standard of liability to meet. First, you need only to prove the identity of the dog owner and that you were bitten. Second, you and your attorney must assess the physical injuries suffered and costs incurred by the incident. Lastly, whether or not the owner has insurance to cover the claim can be extremely important to assessing the value of your claim.


Responsibility for owners of dogs and other animals does not end at bites. Such owners are liable for injuries caused by these animals, such as severe cuts and scratches caused by attacks, knock downs, trampling, intimidation and more. As for other animals who harm you from something other than a bite , the laws and rules can be different than those for dog bites and attacks and it may be important to seek legal advice on this issue.

Contact A Proven Dog Bite Lawyer In NJ

If you are the victim of a dog bite or attack, or of an attack or bite by any other animal with a known owner, and have questions, please contact the proven personal injury team at the law offices of Hoffman DiMuzio for a free consultation or call 856-238-5183 to speak with an experienced attorney who is ready to help. Our offices are conveniently located in the communities we serve, with five locations in southwest New Jersey and one in Philadelphia. Don’t wait, call us now and let us begin to help.

Six Convenient NJ & Philadelphia Law Office Locations

Meeting with a lawyer experienced in dog bites and dog attacks here in South Jersey is easy with our six convenient locations. We will schedule a consultation at the office location that is nearest you.

Hoffman DiMuzio’s dog bite attorneys will meet you at any one of it’s convenient law offices in New Jersey or Philadelphia.

Disclaimer: please note this page was written to provide information about the law and is not legal advice. Click here to read more about our disclaimer and our fees and services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my personal injury lawsuit worth?

It's impossible for any injury attorney to say for sure. However, things such as the severity of the injuries, the ability to recover from the injuries, the nature of the event that caused the injuries to occur, the impact and residual effect from the injuries themselves, and the party liable for causing the injuries can all impact the potential lawsuit or settlement amount... Keep Reading >>

How long will an injury lawsuit take?

The process for an injury lawsuit in New Jersey varies but the timing on how quickly you get paid often depends on one of three things. If you reach a settlement right away, if you are able to later negotiate a settlement before going to trial, or if your case goes to trial... Keep Reading >>

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