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Recovering Damages for Dog Bite Injuries

While New Jersey and New York property owners and managers do not have direct control over their tenants' dogs, they do have the authority and the responsibility to restrict dogs on the premises and to create rules about how dogs are to be kept on the property.

When a property owner fails to take the necessary steps to protect people from a dog bite or dog attack, then that property owner may be as liable as the animal's owner for injuries the animal causes.

Potential Damages for Dog Bite Injuries


New Jersey and New York dog bite victims are entitled to damages for all medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost income caused by their injury. Victims may be entitled to additional damages in some circumstances.

If you, or a loved one, have been bitten by a dog, then the New Jersey and New York premises liability lawyers of Hofmann & Schweitzer will investigate the accident and determine whether a property owner or landlord had any legal responsibility to prevent your accident. Our New York and New Jersey dog bite lawyers will aggressively fight for your equitable recovery after you have been hurt by an aggressive dog. Call us today at for a free consultation. 

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