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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.

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Joseph J. Hoffman, Jr.
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For more than 40 years, Mr. Hoffman has protected the interest of his clients through diligence and hard work on legal matters, both large and small. An honors graduate of Rutgers University Law School and a native of Gloucester County, Mr. Hoffman has won numerous accolades for excellence in the practice of law.

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Kenneth A. DiMuzio, Sr.
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An attorney with over 45 years of professional experience, Mr. DiMuzio concentrates his practice on personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. A graduate of Georgetown University Law School and a native of Gloucester County, Mr. DiMuzio has been honored time and again for his professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.

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Ernest L. Alvino, Jr.

About Ernest L. Alvino, Jr. concentrates his practice in the area of workplace injuries; construction accidents; product injuries; trucking accidents; auto injuries; medical negligence and crime victim advocacy. Ernie is a lifelong Gloucester County resident, living in Mullica Hill with his wife and children. Ernie worked his way through school as a Teamster and construction…

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Jeremiah J. Atkins

About Mr. Atkins joined the firm of Hoffman DiMuzio in February 2010. Mr. Atkins represents individuals and corporate clients in commercial and employment litigation. Mr. Atkins’ practice covers a wide variety of employment-related matters before New Jersey State and Federal courts, with a focus on discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, family leave and whistleblowing claims. Mr.…

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Peter J. Bonfiglio, III

About Mr. Bonfiglio concentrates his practice in the area of municipal court with an emphasis on defense of individuals charged with driving while intoxicated and/or refusal to submit to a breath test. Pete resides in Gloucester Township, Camden County with his wife and two of his three children.  In addition to his law practice, he…

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