Dogs aren’t always friendly companions. Aggressive dogs can cause harm.
Dog owners have a responsibility to prevent this from happening. Perhaps you’ve been injured in a dog bite accident because a dog owner didn’t fulfill this responsibility.
Review your case with a Milton dog bite accident lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. if so. You may be eligible to recover financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses/damages resulting from your accident. We’ll go over the details of your injury case and inform you of your legal options.
Massachusetts’ official statute regarding the liability of those whose dogs harm others is fairly strict. Dog owners in Massachusetts are almost always considered liable when their dogs hurt others or damage property. This is true even if a dog’s owner took reasonable steps to prevent the dog from attacking its victims, such as restraining it with a strong chain or leash. Dog owners may also be held liable when their dogs bite others, regardless of whether their dogs showed signs of aggressive behavior in the past.
This doesn’t mean a victim is always entitled to compensation in Massachusetts after being attacked by a dog. For example, a victim is not eligible to recover compensation if they were attacked when trespassing on a property (unless they were under seven years of age at the time of the incident).
Victims may also be ineligible to recover compensation if it can be shown that they were attacked as a result of “teasing, tormenting or abusing” a dog. It could be argued that a victim was harmed as a result of their own negligence if they provoked a dog attack.
Dogs can cause serious injury. If you’ve been attacked by one, you may be facing such struggles as:
You deserve to recover financial compensation for these losses. Recovering said compensation will typically involve filing a claim to collect from the homeowner’s insurance of the dog’s owner.
Strongly consider enlisting the help of an attorney when doing so. The experts at our Milton dog bite accident law firm can improve your chances of recovering the full amount of compensation for which you may be eligible by:
You deserve to recover financial compensation when you’ve been injured because a dog attacked you. Your odds of recovering what you’re owed will typically be greater if you have representation from a qualified lawyer. To learn more about what a Milton dog bite accident lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. can do for you, contact us.