Joe Jogger is taking his morning run in Jersey State Park. He is rehabbing from surgery on a torn meniscus.
Doug Luvver is walking his prized pitbull and Pekingese on leashes nearby. Neither dog has ever attacked anyone before.
Joe has never before seen Doug or his dogs.
As Joe passes Doug on the path, the pitbull lunges at Joe and bites his leg, causing a six inch laceration that requires surgery and which leaves a permanent scar.
Is Doug legally responsible for Joe’s injury and why?
Who ever provides the best answer (in my absolute discretion) will receive a free New Jersey simple will. No attorneys please. E mail your answer to me at email@example.com, putting “Is Doug Liable?” in the subject line. Entries must be submitted by April 14, 2017. The best answer will be posted in a future blog on this website, with or without attribution.