German Shepherds, sometimes called Alsatians, were originally bred to herd sheep. They are one of the most popular breeds in the whole world. However, some reports estimate that German Shepherds are responsible for the highest number of dog attacks out of all breeds of dog. Additional studies show that they are more prone to attacking people than any other dog, and that bites from a German Shepherd cause the highest number of bites needing medical attention.

Physical Injuries Caused By Dog Bites

German Shepherds have extremely strong bite pressure with a force of 238 to 750 pounds. Their bites can cause serious injuries. These may include:

New Jersey Dog Bite Law

The dog bite law in New Jersey makes the dog’s owner strictly liable for the actions of his or her dog when it comes to biting. If a German Shepherd bites someone the owner may end up paying substantial damages, even if the dog has not bitten anyone before. If the dog that bit you or your child is owned by a friend or family member you may be hesitant to bring legal action against that person. However, most of the time the dog owners have insurance that will cover the claim which will not result in costs to the owner. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a German Shepherd bite, contact a New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney to discuss the details of the attack

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