Recently, a Somerset County woman was viciously attacked by her neighbor’s pet dog. The victim was knocking on her next-door neighbor’s door when the 150-pound dog charged towards her. During the attack, the dog ripped off a portion of the woman’s ear. The devastating accident resulted in broken bones, a broken hip, and multiple broken fingers. The victim was rushed to the hospital where she needed over 60 stitches on her ear. Police investigated the incident and determined that the pet needed to be taken by animal control. Police have the neighbor’s dog under a state-mandated quarantine at a private kennel until the owner’s hearing.
Investigators charged the neighbor for personal injury damage and owning two unlicensed animals. They have requested a hearing to determine if the pet is dangerous enough to be kept as a neighborhood pet. Prosecutors are expected to mention the animal’s past history of aggressive behavior. Last year, the same animal had attacked a man’s cow that required four stitches. The neighborhood was unaware that such an aggressive dog lived nearby. The hearing will determine whether the dog should be euthanized due to the severity of the attack.
Our legal counselors at the Law Office of Christopher A. Brown understand how devastating such a life-altering attack can be. Our firm is experienced in representing clients that have been injured in animal attacks, and we will aggressively fight for the rightful compensation you deserve. The law in the state of New Jersey holds dog owners accountable when they have prior knowledge that the dog has bitten someone or caused injury in the past. Our firm is equipped to handle clients suffering from severe injuries, PTSD, rabies, broken bones or other losses. Our counselors at law are prepared to fight for your full financial compensation. When you’re ready to pursue your case, contact us at 609-336-4144 or via our online contact form to get started today.
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