What to Know About Recovering Compensation after a Dog Bite

If you have been injured by a dog bite, it is important to know the steps you should take to recover compensation for your damages. If you require assistance with your upcoming claim, do not hesitate to reach out to our personal injury attorney who has experience assisting individuals who have sustained injuries from a dog bite incident. To learn more about our team and how we can assist you, give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

What are Connecticut’s dog bite laws?

The owner of a dog that has attacked another individual will face significant penalties if it is determined that the owner broke state dog ownership laws. Connecticut has put into place dog bite laws as an attempt to control dogs and protect innocent victims:

  • Dog bites: Owners or keepers of a dog are liable for any damages the dog causes. This can include damages to a person or to a person’s property. The only exception to this is if the injured person was trespassing or provoked the dog.
  • Vicious dogs: The owner or keeper of a dog who is vicious can’t intentionally or recklessly allow the dog to roam or physically injure another person who was not tormenting, abusing, or teasing the dog. Owners and keepers with previous convictions will face criminal penalties.
  • Multiple dogs: If an individual is injured in an attack by two or more dogs, the owners of the dogs are both jointly and separately liable for the injuries and damages.

How can I recover compensation for an animal bite injury?

Homeowner’s insurance often provides compensation for dog bite injuries when the policy is held by the owner or keeper of the dog. Our attorney has experience dealing with insurers and obtaining compensation up to the policy limit. We have over 35 years of experience in litigation and will use this experience to recover compensation, even if there is no coverage for dog bites. To learn more about our services and how our legal team can assist you, give our firm a call today at the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman. Our firm understands how a dog bite attack can be devastating to an individual and their future. We are committed to assisting our clients to recover the compensation they require to heal. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.

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Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.

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