Dog Bite Claims
We can help you seek compensation for medical bills and the physical and emotional scars often left by dog bites. Contact us.
Connecticut law applies a strict liability standard in dog bite cases. This means that if you are bitten by a dog, you do not need to prove that the dog had a history of biting. You do not even need to show that the owner of the dog was negligent in keeping the dog restrained.
Strict liability also means that there are relatively few defenses in dog bite cases. The dog's owner can argue that the victim was teasing or tormenting the animal. The most common defense is that the person named in a dog bite injury claim is not the animal's actual owner or keeper.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious dog bite, contact us today for a free consultation and honest evaluation of your claim.
Experience and Dedication That Makes a Difference
At the Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC, we can help you take the appropriate actions following a dog bite. These may include:
- Seeking appropriate medical attention
- Filing a report with animal control to ensure the animal is tested
- Identifying the dog's owner or keeper
- Filing a claim with the appropriate insurance company
Our attorneys handle a wide range of dog bite and animal attack cases, including those in which children suffer serious lacerations and severe scarring to the face and neck and cases in which elderly individuals suffer broken bones or other injuries after being knocked down by an out-of-control dog.
Some dog bite victims suffer from emotional or psychological trauma in addition to physical injuries. We can help you seek the appropriate professional help and can ensure that these expenses are included in your claim for compensation. We can also help you file a wrongful death claim after a fatal dog mauling.
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Our main offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut, but you can reach us at any of our three convenient Fairfield County locations by calling 877-293-6717 or by contacting us online with a brief description of what happened. You can speak directly with a lawyer about your dog bite case. Initial consultations are always free of charge and appointments can be made for evenings, weekends and at off-site locations.
You will pay no fees or costs unless we recover compensation in your case.