If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Holmdel, or anywhere else in New Jersey, you probably have questions about how to file charges against the dog’s owner. According to the New Jersey Dog Bite Law, any dog owner is legally liable for damages inflicted upon a dog bite victim, even if the dog had never previously exhibited the propensity to bite humans. Also, the owner is responsible for the dog bite, even if he or she had no knowledge of the dog’s potential viciousness.

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you can seek damages through a negligence claim.

In a negligence claim, the injured person must prove that:

  • the owner had a duty to take a reasonable care to control the dog’s behavior
  • the owner failed to meet that duty, and
  • as a result of that failure, the dog caused harm to the injured person

If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, call our personal injury attorneys today at 888-355-4752.

Holmdel Restraining Orders

A restraining order is an order issued by the court that is intended to protect a victim of domestic violence. A restraining order is generally meant to prohibit the party it is entered against from contacting or communicating with the party on whose behalf the order is entered.

The two types of restraining orders under New York law are temporary restraining orders (TRO) and final restraining orders (FRO). Temporary restraining orders are frequently issued in order to provide temporary protection from alleged domestic abuse, and in lieu of a possible final restraining order.

Within ten days of issuance of the TRO, a hearing will be conducted by a Superior Court Judge in the Family Division to determine whether or not the TRO shall become a FRO. At the hearing, both parties may be represented by counsel.

If you’ve been issued a restraining order, or you wish to file a restraining order against another party, call our team of knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys today at 888-355-4752.

Holmdel Personal Injury Attorneys 

At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, we have over twenty years of experience in handling cases as diverse as car accidents, dog bites, and restraining orders.

Our team of lawyers are experienced in all areas of the law, including:

  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Restraining Orders
  • And more…

Our law office is located in Freehold, just a 30-minute drive from our Monmouth County neighbors in Holmdel.

If you are a resident of Holmdel and seek representation for any case related to personal injury or criminal law, call us today at 888-355-4752.