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Suffered A Dog Bite Injury? We Can Come To You

Some dogs are dangerous and vicious. But even someone’s friendly and loving pet will sometimes bite without warning. A dog bite or attack can leave the victim completely traumatized, not to mention seriously or permanently injured. Children are especially vulnerable because they are trusting and naturally drawn to any dog, even an unfamiliar one, and because they are small and unable to defend themselves when a dog attacks.

If you or your son or daughter suffered a dog bite injury, you can trust your case to our Hamden dog bite attorney. Representing victims of animal attacks through New Haven County, we work hard to get our clients fully compensated for their injuries and suffering.

We will travel to you for a FREE consultation. Call us at 203-490-4155.

Who Is Liable If You Were Bitten By A Dog?

Dog attacks are quite common all across the United States, and these horrific accidents are 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 or when 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 strict liability, pet owners are legally responsible for any 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 plaintiffs were not trespassing or provoking the dog.

Unless the injured person was trespassing on a property or teasing, tormenting or abusing the animal in question, the dog owner is presumed liable for injuries. It does not matter whether the dog was chained or leashed at the time of the attack. The dog owner is strictly liable, whether the attack occurred on or off their property.

Fighting To Recover Maximum Damages

Desptie Connecticut’s strict liability burden on pet owners, collecting compensation may be difficult with legal intervention. Talk to our team of Hamden dog bite injury attorney at Sette & Parnoff, PC, to learn more about filing a claim for your injuries. We can explain to you the process and walk you through the steps.

We work tirelessly to recover damages for not only your medical expenses and related bills but also for your pain and suffering. We know dog bite injuries cause emotional scars as well as physical scars and disfigurement. Victims may need long-term counseling just to cope with the trauma, and we make sure your claim accounts for all applicable losses and damages.

Trusted Advocacy For Victims Of Animal Attacks In New Haven County

Sette & Parnoff, PC, is a reputable law firm, trusted by many clients in the New Haven area and across Connecticut. We provide client-centered services, focused on your unique needs and goals. Allow us to advocate on your behalf during this difficult time. Our Hamden dog bite lawyer won’t give up on you or your case.

Get started with a FREE consultation. Simply contact us online or call Sette & Parnoff at 203-490-4155.