Experienced Advocacy For Dog Bite Victims
An animal attack, especially dog bites, may last mere seconds. However, recovery from these traumatic incidents can take years. Victims may suffer psychological and physical harm whether the injured party is a child or an adult. If a dog owner failed to prevent an attack that hurt you or a loved one, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
Winning a dog bite case can be challenging, but our team at Mancini Law understands what is needed to bring a successful case. Our attorneys have experience with dog bite claims similar to yours. As your advocate, we will make it our mission to secure the justice and outcome you deserve.
Understanding Connecticut’s Dog Bite Laws
In Connecticut, a dog bite is considered “negligence per se.” Unlike other states, Connecticut laws hold dog owners and/or keepers strictly liable for their pet’s actions whether the animal has a history of attacking other individuals or not.
What Needs To Be Shown
What this means for accident victims is that they need to prove that:
- The injuries were caused by a dog or are the sequelae of the attack
- The person being sued, known as “the defendant,” was an owner and/or keeper of the dog
- The victims were permitted to be on the property when the attack occurred
- The victims did not provoke the accident (i.e., were not tormenting or teasing the dog)
Potential Damages After A Dog Bite
Dog owners and their insurers may be responsible for compensating victims for a variety of damages including:
- Medical fees for scarring and other injuries
- Counseling fees for emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Expenses for future medical treatment or property damage
Our attorneys are well-versed in these cases and know how to create compelling arguments that support your case. At our firm, we will work alongside you, keeping you informed and updated on the progress of your case. Litigating and resolving a dog bite case can be stressful. Our attorneys work to lessen the stress of dealing with the process.