Connecticut Dog Bite Attorneys
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People seem to bring their dogs everywhere. Whether walking on side walks, in shopping plazas, or at the park, you can pass a vast array of dogs on any given day. How do we know if these animals are safe? What is the owners level of responsibility for the animal? What if it bites an adult, or even worse, a child?
In Connecticut, an owner is strictly liable for the actions of his or her dog, including dog bites. This means that if a person is bitten by another person’s dog, they do not need to show they were negligent or reckless in the way they raised or kept the animal. The injured party can seek compensation for their injuries unless they purposely harassed the dog into defending itself.
Dog bites may sound like “no big deal” but the injuries that can result are severe. Besides the cuts and lacerations caused by the dogs teeth, the dog bite could also contact nerves causing severe pain, even tearing the nerve causing nerve damage. Dog bites occur most often in the hands and in the face, where there are many nerve clusters. Dog bites to the wrists, knees, ankles and shoulders can cause ligament damage. Dogs mouths are full bacteria that keep it clean, but that can cause infections once they are introduced into an open wound in human flesh. In the most severe cases dog bites can be fatal. Dog bites to the neck that cause suffocation and repeated dog bites that cause massive blood loss can both be deadly.
If you or a loved one have suffered a dog bite, you need to seek immediate medical attention. Afterwards, you need contact a Connecticut dog bite attorney who can seek compensation from the liable individuals. Contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 203-740-1400.