Dog Bite Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, our Connecticut dog bite lawyers at ACK Injury Law can help. Our experienced team of dog bite attorneys will work hard to pursue your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.

A Connecticut dog bite incident usually involves a single dog owner as the defendant. Compensation may be available under the defendant’s homeowner’s insurance policy, requiring the injured party to deal with the insurance company for compensation. Dealing with insurance companies and their lawyers can often be overwhelming. An attorney familiar with Connecticut’s dog bite laws can approach the insurance companies with the proper knowledge so you can focus on your recovery.

Many factors determine the amount of compensation you will receive for your dog bite injuries. Consult with our Connecticut dog bite attorneys at our Middletown or Norwalk offices to determine if you are eligible for:

  • Compensation for your medical expenses. Most dog bite victims, regardless of the severity of the bite, are eligible for payment of medical expenses.
  • Lost wages or lost future income. If your dog bite is severe and causes you to miss work, you may be able to seek lost wages. If the bite leaves you permanently disabled and unable to work, you may be able to seek economic damages for lost future income.
  • Pain and suffering. Dog bites often cause victims to suffer pain from the injuries inflicted. If your bite is severe, you may be able to receive compensation. Sometimes, this can include emotional distress as well as fear of future attacks.

Dog bite injuries are very common.  According to the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), over 4 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Connecticut, like most states, has laws that cover injuries caused by dogs. In this state, individuals who are injured by a dog can file a claim against the dog owner, or the person in control of the dog, the keeper, in order to obtain compensation for injuries.

Under the Connecticut dog bite statute, the dog owner or “keeper” is strictly liable for any damage caused by the dog. This means that in a case in which the claim is made against the dog owner, the injured person does not have to prove negligence on the owner’s part in order to receive compensation. You will, however, need to be able to identify the dog and its owner to file a Connecticut dog bite injury claim. If you are unsure about who the dog owner is, witness testimony can be crucial to identify the dog and the owner. Document as much information as possible about the dog, its owner, and the location of the incident. Make note of everything you can think of, including:

  • Its breed and name
  • The dog owner’s contact information (name, phone number and address)
  • Where you were when the incident happened
  • The dog’s vaccination status
  • The owner’s insurance information
  • Does the dog look healthy?

Dog attacks can be very traumatic, often leaving you with not just physical pain, but also emotional suffering. If you or your loved one was injured by a dog in Connecticut, contact the Norwalk or Middletown dog bite injury lawyers at ACK Injury Law at (860) 754-3222 for a free consultation.

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