Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Attacks by Dogs
Dog bites are far too common in the state of Massachusetts, and unfortunately, many of the victims are young children. According to the law of Massachusetts, the owner or party in control of a dog who causes injury or death to another person is liable to the injured victim for the damages suffered by the victim. The owner or party in control of the dog is liable even if the dog did not have a history of exhibiting aggressive behavior. Unlike other kinds of personal injury cases which require the plaintiff to prove fault on the part of the defendant, a victim of an injury caused by a dog need only show that the injuries that were inflicted by the dog did not result from the teasing or tormenting of the dog prior to injury. If the victim was provoking the dog at the time of the incident, the owner is not liable. The owner or party in control of the dog is also not liable if the victim was trespassing at the time of the incident. It’s important to note that the law assumes that if the victim was a child under the age of 7, he or she was not trespassing or doing anything to provoke the dog. In most cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy will provide coverage to the victim for injuries caused by the attacking dog.
The severity of dog bite injuries can vary depending on the size and breed of the dog and the duration of the attack. Some of the most common injuries include lacerations, puncture wounds, tissue damage, and infections. Whereas adults are more likely to sustain injuries to the abdomen, arms, and legs from a dog bite, children are more likely to sustain injuries to the face and neck. Both adults and children can also experience severe emotional distress after being attacked by a dog. Parker Scheer has represented numerous adults and children injured by dogs, involving claims for facial scarring and disfigurement, near amputation of fingers, psychological trauma, and other related injuries and losses.
The cases handled by Parker Scheer involving serious injuries caused by dogs have resulted in substantial recoveries for our clients. Before selecting a law firm to handle your case, take a moment to review the facts with a Parker Scheer trial lawyer experienced in the area of animal attack-related injuries. There is never a fee charged for an initial consultation, and all information will be kept strictly confidential.
Find Out If You Have A Dog Bite Case
If you have suffered an injury due to a dog bite or animal attack, contact our dog bite lawyers for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call (617) 886-0500 . If you need a dog bite lawyer outside of Massachusetts, contact us for a referral.
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