An experienced motorcycle rider knows how much they are despised by neighborhood dogs. They will run after the motorcycle and can catch up and attack before the rider has a chance to escape. This can be frightening and dangerous.
In some cases, the motorcyclist is ejected from the bike and sustains additional injuries and severe property damage to the bike.
At Maison law, we stand with motorcycle riders, and we believe that they have a right to the public roads without fear of injury or damage to their bike just for riding on the road. It is the dog owner’s responsibility to keep their dog secured and from attacking you.
New Jersey Dog Attack Laws
New Jersey has a strict liability law meaning that the victim doesn’t have to prove that the owner of the dog was negligent in any way. It’s enough to show that the dog bit or attacked the person and caused the injuries.
This replaces an older law called the “one bite rule” which meant that if a dog had never bitten anyone before, then the owner wasn’t on notice that the dog was aggressive, and thereby wasn’t negligent.
Dog Bite Injuries
At the Pearce Law Firm, P.C., we understand how painful a dog bite can be, and that it can cause serious and lasting injuries. Some of the common injuries that we’ve seen in dog bite cases are:
- Deep and severe lacerations and punctures
- Muscle and nerve damage
- Fractured and crushed bones
- Permanent Disfigurement
- Emotional Stress
Damages a Motorcycle Rider Can Claim if Attacked
New Jersey law allows a dog bite victim to seek certain monetary damages from the owner of the dog. These damages are designed to compensate the victim for their medical bills and other financial losses including the suffering of pain and the emotional stress that comes with a dog bite. Some of the damages allowed under New Jersey law are:
- Medical bills
- Past and future lost or diminished earning
- Pain and suffering
- Any permanent disability
- Lost time from work
- Loss of quality of life
- Mental anguish
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any damage to the motorcycle
- Damage to jacket, other clothing
Contact a Cherry Hill Dog Bite Injury Lawyer.
After a dog attack injury, contact a Cherry Hill Dog Bite Attorney such as Edith Pearce. Unlike the huge firms with dozens of attorneys and many different attorneys handling different aspects of your case, Edith Pearce is personally involved in every case that we handle. She genuinely cares about her clients and you will not be treated like just another case or file.