NEW HAVEN DOG BITE LAWYERS
WERE YOU BITTEN OR ATTACKED BY A DOG?
The damages from a dog bite can be significant, especially if there is lasting injury or disfigurement. Children are especially vulnerable to severe injuries and trauma from animal attacks. Yet, many people do not know their rights or do not pursue the compensation they deserve. This is especially true when the dog’s owner is a neighbor, friend or relative.
Under Connecticut law, dog owners and keepers are responsible for their dog’s actions with very few exceptions. It is important to remember that your dog bite injury claim is not likely against the dog owner personally, but rather against his or her insurance company. As such, your personal relationship with the dog owner does not need to be adversely affected. We can help you deal with this sensitive subject appropriately while evaluating your claim.
WE ASSERT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER CONNECTICUT DOG BITE LAW
You do not have to prove the dog was vicious or running rampant. Under Connecticut law, pet owners are strictly liable when their dog bites someone or causes injury. This means you are entitled to compensation even if the dog was on a leash or has never bit anyone before. You can also seek compensation for dog fright injuries suffered when a dog chased you or knocked you down without biting.
Our personal injury lawyers work to recover all applicable past, present and future damages, including:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Permanent scarring
- Nerve damage or infection
- Reconstructive surgery
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological trauma (e.g., fear of dogs)
HOW THE LORICCO LAW FIRM CAN HELP
In most cases, damages are paid by the person’s homeowner’s insurance. However, the pet owner may dispute the claim on the basis the victim was trespassing or provoked the animal. (Petting or playing with a dog is not provocation.) Additionally, the insurance company may argue with the damages you claim.
It is critical to have an experienced New Haven dog bite lawyer represent your case to the insurance company and in court, if the insurance company will not compensate you justly. The cost for expensive surgery, therapy and other treatments should not come out of your pocket. And, you should be compensated for lost income while you are unable to work.
Our New Haven dog bite attorneys know how to properly document all types of dog bite cases, and we know how to deal with the sensitive situation of bringing a claim against a family member or family friend. We will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.
To arrange a free consultation with one of our New Haven dog bite lawyers, please call our office at 203-865-3123 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to speaking with you.