In New Jersey when someone makes a conscious decision to own and keep a dog, that person must bear the responsibility for the dog’s conduct. When someone is injured by another person’s dog, the owner, may be liable to that person for any injuries that they sustained regardless of whether their dog had exhibited any similar behavior in the past. Recently, Michael Veneziani, a partner in the firms Personal Injury Department secured a judgement in excess of $100,000 for a client who was injured after being bitten by a friend’s dog. These injuries required medical treatment and left our client with permanent scarring from the bite wounds. In this instance, the owner was found to be strictly liable for the dog’s conduct, despite the fact that initially, the dog was playful before the bite incident occurred. After Mr. Veneziani presented the evidence to the Court, judgement was entered in the amount of $100,000 for our client’s pain and suffering as well as an additional $2,000.00 representing her time missed from work as a result of her injuries.