Dog Bite and Animal Attack Attorney
With Offices in Morristown & Newton, NJ
Even though dogs have been domesticated for centuries, they are still animals that can be unpredictable and aggressive. For this reason, the state of New Jersey has put responsibility for the consequences of any dog’s aggressive behavior squarely on the owner of the dog. Even so, it’s important when you have been hurt in an attack by someone else’s dog to have an experienced attorney protect your rights so you can get full and fair compensation for all your losses. We can help.
The Howard D. Popper, P.C., with offices in Morristown and Newton, brings more than 35 years of practice experience to accident victims across New Jersey, including people hurt in dog attacks. Our primary goal is always to maximize your financial recovery so that you can get the medical care you need and pay your bills if your injury makes it difficult or impossible to work. We have a long record of success in personal injury cases, including a number of million-dollar judgments and settlements. As a result, attorney Popper has been selected as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum*, an elite group representing less than one percent of all attorneys nationwide. For some examples of our past successes, see our Results page.
We place a premium on personal service and attention, with attorney Popper working directly with you at all times. To set up a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 973-993-8787 to schedule an appointment.
Protecting Your Rights When You Have Been Injured in an Animal Attack
In New Jersey, the principle of strict liability applies when you are injured in an attack by someone else’s dog. This means that you do not have to show that the owner of the dog knew the dog was vicious or had knowledge of any prior aggressive behavior. You only have to show that you were injured by the dog and that you were not intentionally aggravating the dog or trespassing at the time of the attack.
We handle all types of serious and catastrophic injury claims involving dog or animal attacks, including cases involving scarring or disfigurement, amputation or loss of limb, brain or spinal cord injury, or emotional distress. We also take wrongful death claims involving canine attacks. We will help you seek damages for all your losses, from lost wages and income to medical expenses, loss of companionship or consortium, and physical pain and suffering.
Contact the Howard D. Popper, P.C.
We have offices in Morristown and Newton, but will travel to the hospital or your home to meet with you if necessary. There is no charge for your first consultation.
We take all dog bite injury claims on a contingency basis. There will be no legal fees unless we get you compensation for your losses.
Serving Morris County, Sussex County & Essex County
The offices of attorney Howard D. Popper, PC serves Morris County, Sussex County and the following cities: Madison, Florham Park, Randolph, East Hanover, Dover, Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Livingston, West Caldwell, Millburn, Springfield, Scotch Plains, Maplewood & Westfield.