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Dog Bite Attorney in East Brunswick


Were You or Your Child Bitten by a Dog?

Central New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer

Dog bites often happen without warning. Even the "friendly" dog next door can suddenly turn violent. But the impact can be serious and lasting. Under New Jersey law, the pet's owner is responsible for both physical and emotional harm.

If you or your child suffered dog bite injuries, contact the Law Offices of Todd B. Eder. Our East Brunswick practice handles cases in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset Counties in central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore, and throughout New Jersey where our clients have been harmed. Call 732-937-9100 for a free consultation.

New Jersey's Dog Bite Law

Under state law, a dog's owner is strictly liable for injuries to others. There is no "one free bite" defense — you can seek monetary damages even if the animal has never bitten anyone before, even if the dog was on a leash, or even if the incident occurred on the owner's property.

The statute does require a bite, not merely aggressive behavior. However, if you were knocked down or suffered injuries fleeing a dangerous dog, you might still recover compensation under negligence laws.

Pursuing Full Compensation

With over 35 years of litigation experience, personal injury attorney Todd B. Eder, Esq. has handled a full range of dog attacks, from bites on the hands, arms and legs, to young children bitten on the face, ears or neck. We have successfully represented a man whose chin was nearly ripped off by a pit bull when he opened the door to a friend's house, a woman whose leg was mauled by a leashed dog, and even a man who was bitten on the face after being warned to stop playing with a toy dog.

Mr. Eder aggressively pursues all damages that apply:

  • Medical treatment of bite wounds
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Visible scars
  • Nerve damage or other disability
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering, including psychological trauma and fear of dogs

Do you know the owner? You may be reluctant to file a claim against a family member or friend or neighbor. Payment of dog bite claims is usually paid through the dog owner's homeowner's/tenant's insurance policy, rather than the owner's personal assets. You should not have to absorb the costs of your injuries.

Experienced Representation for Animal Attacks

Your initial consultation is free and there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation. Call the Law Offices of Todd B. Eder at 732-937-9100, or contact us online, day or night , seven days a week.

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Office Locations

182 Ryders Ln
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732.937.9100
Fax: 732.937.9110
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