Holding Pet Owners Responsible For Dog Bites
A dog bite injury or injury from any animal attack can range from minor to severe and even fatal. If a dog’s teeth have broken the skin, there is always a danger of infection. In more serious dog bite cases, a victim may be left with scarring or disfigurement. There is often a strong psychological aspect to a dog bite injury. Namely, some bitten victims develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and may experience social problems such as shunning by peers (whether real or perceived).
Was A Keeper Of A Dog Negligent?
When the Connecticut personal injury attorneys at Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP, represent dog bite victims, we begin by determining if a dog’s owner or caregiver was statutorily at fault. Did the person responsible for the dog keep it on a leash or fenced in appropriately? Some dog bite victims hesitate to bring an injury claim or lawsuit against a friend or family member whose dog was the culprit. Nevertheless, we can advise you in these delicate situations as sometimes it is necessary to make a claim in order to recover compensation through a homeowners insurance policy. Your friend or relative will most likely be relieved to know that you have received the medical care you require after being bitten by a dog.
Sometimes the negligent party in a dog bite case is someone other than the dog’s owner. The dog may have been under control by a dog walker or another animal daycare provider. A landlord may have known about the presence of a dog with a history of violence and failed to alert residents. Did the keeper of the dog take prudent precautions? Every dog bite case is unique; the lawyers of Brown Paindiris & Scott evaluate all details in dog bite and other injury cases for our clients’ sake.
Contact Our Connecticut Attorneys For An Animal Attack Injury
If you have been the victim of a dog bite or other animal injury, the attorneys at Brown Paindiris & Scott, in Hartford, can evaluate your case and determine the best way to get medical expenses paid and pain and suffering accounted for. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Connecticut dog bite injury attorneys, call 860-659-0700 or toll-free at 877-783-5367, or contact us online.