Elements a plaintiff must establish to prove a dog bite case in New Jersey
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Sat Feb 2012
- Personal Injury,
In my previous blogs I have addressed and cited New Jersey’s dog bite law and actually have gone over what a particular plaintiff must establish in order to make his/her case. Since then I have received numerous emails requesting follow-up information.
As such to make everyone’s life a little easier (and probably mine) I will attempt in this blog to break the elements of proof in establishing a dog bite case in our New Jersey court system.
The elements to establish a prima facia dog bite case are as follows:
1. That the defendant was the owner of the dog in question; 2. The plaintiff was on or in a public place or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the defendant, and 3. That the dog did bite the plaintiff while in such a place.
If you have been bitten by a dog in the State of New Jersey, give Danny Matrafajlo, Esq. a call for a free office consultation to discuss your rights.