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Worcester Dog Bite Accident Lawyer

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Dogs often make ideal companions. However, some dogs can cause serious injury when they attack.

Have you been injured in a dog bite accident? This experience can leave you facing such challenges as medical bills, lost wages, and more.

You may deserve to recover compensation for these losses. Review your case with a Worcester dog bite accident lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. for more information. If you have grounds to take legal action, we can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed.

Dog Bite Accident Cases: Important Information About Liability

Massachusetts law regarding dog owner liability is fairly strict. If a dog attacks someone in Worcester, typically, its owner is liable for physical and/or property damage. It doesn’t matter whether the dog had no history of aggressive behavior or the dog’s owner took steps to prevent it from attacking others.

That said, unless a victim is under seven years of age, they are not eligible to recover compensation if they were injured in a dog bite accident when trespassing on someone else’s property. A dog’s owner also won’t be considered liable if a victim was attacked as a result of “teasing, tormenting, or abusing” a dog.

How a Dog Bite Accident Attorney Helps You Pursue Compensation

How you may go about seeking compensation after being injured as a result of a Worcester dog bite accident can vary depending on certain factors. If the dog’s owner has the proper insurance, you can file a claim. If they aren’t insured, or if their insurance won’t offer a fair settlement, you can seek compensation by filing a lawsuit. Losses and damages for which you may pursue compensation include (but aren’t always limited to) the following:

  • Bills for medical treatment
  • Lost wages if you were unable to work until you recovered from your injuries
  • Certain non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering

Be aware that an insurance company may not immediately offer the full amount of compensation for which you’re eligible when you file a claim. To avoid financial losses, an insurer may attempt to convince you to settle for less than your claim is worth. They might even try to deny your claim altogether by falsely arguing that you were attacked because you provoked a dog.

These are key reasons to enlist the help of a Worcester dog bite accident attorney. Our team can improve your chances of recovering compensation by:

  • Showing that you did not in fact provoke the dog which attacked you
  • Accounting for your various compensable losses to determine how much compensation you may deserve
  • Rejecting unfair settlement offers and negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf

Contact a Worcester Dog Bite Accident Attorney

Being injured because a dog unexpectedly attacked you can be a difficult experience. A qualified Worcester dog bite accident lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. can ease some of your burdens in the aftermath of your attack by helping you recover compensation for your losses. Learn more about your options by contacting us online or calling us at 617-917-3917.