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Though they are loving pets to many, some dogs are dangerous animals, posed
for attack. What’s most frightening about a dog attack is that it
is generally quite unexpected, and it can leave the victim completely
traumatized--not to mention, injured in a number of ways. While dogs can
attack anyone, these kinds of accidents occur most commonly to children,
as they are unsuspecting and likely to approach an unfamiliar animal with
a sense of trust and innocence.
Were you bitten by a dog? As a victim of a dog bite, you may be able to
recover compensation for your injuries if the dog owner's negligence
contributed to your attack. Talk to our team of Hamden dog bite injury
attorneys at Sette & Parnoff to learn more about filing a claim for
your injuries. We can explain to you the process and walk you through
Discuss the details of your injury in a
FREE case evaluation.
Who Is Liable for My Dog Bite Injuries?
Dog attacks are quite common all across the United States, and these horrific
accidents account for the number one reason for children to be admitted
into the ER--even more so than burn injuries. Even if the animal in question
is familiar, no one can accurately predict whether a dog will attack.
In the state of Connecticut, a dog owner is held strictly liable for any
injuries caused by the actions of their dog, including bite injuries,
emotional scarring, and more.
Under Connecticut's strict liability laws regarding dog bites:
- Dog owners are held strictly responsible for injuries caused by their dog's
actions, even if the dog had no prior history of aggression or attacks
- Plaintiffs only need to prove that the defendants were the owners of the
dog, that the dog caused the injuries, and that the plaintiff was not
trespassing or provoking the dog
If the injured person was trespassing on a property or provoking the dog
by teasing, tormenting, abusing the animal in question, then the dog owner
is typically not liable for these injuries. The attack must have occurred
unprovoked, as the victim must not have done anything to push the dog
into this violent action.
Fighting to Recover Maximum Damages
At Sette & Parnoff, P.C., we work tirelessly to recover damages for
not only your medical expenses and any related bills, but also for your
pain and suffering. We know dog bite injuries not only scar a victim physically,
but emotionally as well. You may need long-term counseling just to cope
with your trauma, and we make sure your claim accounts for these damages as well.
Trusted, Client-Focused Advocacy
Sette & Parnoff is a reputable law firm, trusted by many clients across
Hamden and Connecticut. We provide client-centered services, focused on
your unique needs and goals. Allow us to advocate on your behalf during
this difficult time--we won’t give up on you or your case.
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