Dog Bites

Hamden Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

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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 the steps.

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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.

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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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