New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer

Former Assistant County Prosecutor
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
Over 35+ Years Experience
Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Experienced Representation for Animal Attacks

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 Brandon 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 For Your Injury

With over 35 years of litigation experience, personal injury attorney  Todd B. Eder 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.

Todd B. 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, 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.

Ready to Schedule Your Free Consultation?

Your initial consultation is free and there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation. Contact the Law Offices of Todd Brandon Eder at 732-937-9100 to schedule your consultation.

Injured and Unable to Travel?

If you are injured or unable to travel to our law office in NJ for a free consultation, we can come to you or make the proper accommodations to better suit your needs.