Some of the most serious or harmful personal injuries are unexpected and caused from a source you may least expect—dog bites. Regardless of how friendly a dog owner claims their pooch to be, some dogs never lose that vicious attack instinct. Dog bites and dog attacks on innocent and unsuspecting victims can lead to serious injuries, disfigurement and scarring, and result in large medical fees, lost wages, and mental trauma. Many dog bites and dog attacks are unavoidable and caused by the dog owner’s negligence and failure to keep their dog under control.
At Mitcheson & Lee LLP we take pride in representing victims of dog bites and dog attacks and understand how traumatizing an attack can be. When deciding to file a claim for a dog bite or dog attack, it is important to speak with attorneys who are familiar with dog bite cases and who have the experience necessary to navigate through the different insurance and liability aspects of the case. Our dog bite and dog attack attorneys work to ensure that you receive just compensation for your injuries.
In Massachusetts dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their dog. Injuries caused by dog bites and dog attacks are covered by homeowner’s insurance. If the dog owner does not have homeowner’s insurance or if the insurance policy does not provide coverage for dog bites and dog attacks, you may still be able to receive compensation by pursuing the dog owner. In Massachusetts, it is not required that you be bitten by a dog to have a claim against the dog’s owner. If the dog is in any way responsible for your injuries – such as, the dog caused you to fall as you were riding down the street on your bicycle – you may be able to file suit against the owner.
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, it is important to receive medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. It may also be worthwhile to identify the dog owner and discover the dog’s vaccination status.
At Mitcheson & Lee LLP, we strive to obtain justice for our clients who have fallen victim to vicious dog bites and dog attacks. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Mitcheson & Lee LLP at 617-933-3880.