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Dangerous dog breeds: aggression and public safety

New Jersey residents love their four-legged friends, and many even consider them members of the family. Dogs have long been associated with comfort and companionship, but there are a number of breeds that have raised debate over the years in regard to their temperament. Unfortunately, some breeds are known to exhibit higher levels of aggression than others.

How does strict liability apply to dog owners?

If you have been attacked by a dog in New Jersey, you may be wondering what the next step is. Who will cover medical costs? Who will make up for any lost wages? Will you be forced to cover these expenses on your own? Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., is here to help guide you through these potential hurdles.

Is it a serious crime to allow a dog to attack?

New Jersey residents come into contact with many dogs, but bites and attacks are relatively rare. However, if you have ever experienced or witnessed a dog go wild, you know that the barrier between the domesticated friend and the vicious animal is not always as sturdy as it seems. Be that as it may, a dog attack might not always lead to you filing a criminal case.

Understanding your rights if a dog attacks your pet

Almost nothing can be more terrifying than a vicious animal going after you or one of your loved ones. Like many other New Jersey residents, you consider your pets to be members of your family. You might feel helpless if you are walking your dog and another dog attacks. Many of the members of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., also love pets, and we understand the fear and outrage you would feel if your dog or cat was injured or killed by another person’s animal.

Which animals carry rabies?

 If you are a New Jersey resident who was bitten by a dog, you undoubtedly are concerned about the possibility of the animal being rabid. If it was, you will need to undergo painful anti-rabies treatment.

What is a vicious dog?

If you are a New Jersey resident who has been bitten by a vicious dog, no one need tell you what a vicious dog is. You already know. He snarls; he growls; he lunges at you without warning; he attacks; he bites.

How can you combat animal bite scars?

New Jersey residents who are attacked by dogs may suffer from more than just psychological scarring. Physical scars are also unfortunately common among sufferers like you. Due to the severity of dog attacks, you may even suffer from hypertrophic or keloid scarring.

What are the signs of shock?

New Jersey residents like yourself likely pass by many dogs every day. However, a single dog attack can result in numerous or severe injuries. It can even lead to shock, a condition that may be lethal. Knowing how to recognize the signs of shock can be a literal life saver.

Dog bites: who is to blame?

Dogs have long been known as loyal and loving companions. After all, they offer unconditional support, entertainment, and protection to their human owners. Although these four-legged children are commonly considered members of the family, there are some that compromise these popular and endearing notions. Like any animal, dogs can have ranging temperaments; this is especially true regarding dogs who have been abused and who are raised to fight. While both of these practices are prohibited in New Jersey, they are not the only reasons a dog may bite, and there are nevertheless many instances in which a dog bites a person and an injury occurs as a result. Regardless of the type of attack, who is to blame for damage done? 

The dangers of cat bites

New Jersey residents may not be aware of the fact that cat bites can actually be even more dangerous than dog bites. While people treat dog bites immediately, they may be more inclined to let a cat bite sit without proper treatment, which could be a dangerous or even deadly decision.

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