Dog Bites: They’re Really Not as Breed Specific as You Think

Posted July 12th, 2019 by .

Categories: Personal Injury, Uncategorized.

Few who suffer dog bites care little about the psychological reasons behind the dog’s attack.  In the meantime, many would like to think of it as breed specific. In particular, pit bulls get a bad rap. That said, are they really as bad as people make them sound? At the Jersey shore, pit bulls attacked […]

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Dog vs. Mailman: Who’s Liable?

Posted June 11th, 2018 by .

Categories: Premises Liability.

A man’s best friend, that is until that man decides to deliver mail. Dogs seem to have it out for postmen whether it’s in cartoons, books, or in real life. This may stem from a territory breach in the eyes of your dog when instead you’re just trying to receive your bills, birthday cards, and […]

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Can The Court Order Your Dog Be Put Down?

Posted March 16th, 2018 by .

Categories: Legal Topics.

You are living your worst nightmare. Your dog bit someone, and you are worried. It’s not just the civil suit. There’s a chance that the court will order that your dog be put down. Meanwhile, like most dog owners, your animal is a family member. You can’t bear the thought of losing your best friend. […]

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Can a Dog Bite Fatality Lead to a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Posted June 7th, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

We love our dogs and many consider them a part of their family. But we tend to forget that dogs are animals and can strike out. So what could happen if a family member is not only attacked by a dog but is fatally wounded? Do you have a wrongful death lawsuit on your hands? […]

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When It Looks Like a Pet Owner is Liable for Your Injuries

Posted April 13th, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

You’ve heard the expression that “kids will be kids.”  In a sense, it means that children are too young to understand the consequences of their actions.  If something goes wrong, you may look to hold the parents responsible.  So what about cats, dogs, and other animals?  Just how liable is the pet owner when an […]

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Should New Jersey Ban Pit Bulls?

Posted October 12th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Pit bulls have recently been in the news after the mayor of Montreal wanted to create a ban against residents acquiring pit bulls. The legislation, which was recently suspended indefinitely, would have killed hundreds of pit bulls currently living in shelters in the city as well as any resident who refused to follow the regulations. […]

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Who Pays After You Were Attacked by a Dog?

Posted August 15th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

It’s a nice day outside. You decide to stretch your legs and go for a walk around the neighborhood. As you approach a neighbor’s house, you can hear barking coming from the dog tied to a tree. As soon as you begin to pass the house, the dog breaks free and dashes after you. Before […]

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What You Should Do After Being Bit By a Stranger’s Dog

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

When we think of dogs, we think of the loyal “man’s best friend,” with a wagging tail and a slobbering kiss. But in reality, not all dogs are friendly. In fact, if you encounter one, you may be surprised that the animal is ready to attack you for getting to close to its territory. For […]

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Breed-Specific Dog Laws in New Jersey

Posted March 8th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Almost all of us have a preconceived notion of what dogs are considered are the most dangerous.  Did you know?  There are breed-specific dog laws in certain parts of New Jersey.  In addition, homeowner’s insurance may rate your policy depending on the type of dog you own.  Does this mean you are more at risk […]

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Weekend Safety Tips, Part 8: Dog Bites Can Be Serious

Posted July 17th, 2015 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Another nice weekend is ahead of us and we know  a lot of people are probably going to take advantage of the nice weather and take a walk outside, maybe with their favorite animal by their side. And although Fido may be man’s best friend, dogs still can be a wild animal. Even the most […]

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