Elements a plaintiff must establish to prove a dog bite case in New Jersey

  • Dan T. Matrafajlo
  • Sat Feb 2012
  • Personal Injury,
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Personal Injury AttorneyIn 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.

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