Top Newark Dog Bite Lawyers Near You

Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C.

Dog Bite Lawyer | Serving Newark, NJ

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908-300-3122

Over 250 Years Of Combined Experience Advocating For Your Rights.

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Strauss Law Offices, LLC

Dog Bite Lawyer | Serving Newark, NJ

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908-301-6550

Strauss Law Offices Specializes In All Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Related Matters. We have the highest Ratings and the Professional Standing to Bring Your Case to a Successful Conclusion

Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C.

Dog Bite Lawyer | Serving Newark, NJ

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866-435-2714

Handling All Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Matters. We are Certified Civil Trial Attorneys by the State of New Jersey

Adam Jon Weisberg Attorney at Law

Dog Bite Lawyer | Serving Newark, NJ

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732-474-6034

Attorney Weisberg has Practiced Law for Over 23 Years, With Extensive Experience in Litigation and has Handled Thousands of Workers Compensation Matters

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Newark Dog Bite Information

Did a Dog Bite You?

If you were bitten by a dog there are laws in place to help you. Dog bite laws are a mixture of city and county ordinances and state law that establishes when the dog's owner is liable to the bite victim. A few states use the "one bite rule," which shields the dog's owner from liability in that one incident, unless the owner knew the dog bites. These laws establish proper control of the dog and when the dog's owner is liable to the bite victim.

Learn Your Rights Regarding Dog Bite

Most states are strict liability jurisdictions, meaning the dog's owner or controller is liable to the victim unless the dog owner has a valid defense. Find out if you are entitled to compensation by talking to a Newark dog bite attorney.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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