Helping Victims & Their Families Seek Fair Compensation
Dog bites are probably the most common claim for injuries caused by animals.
These injuries happen more than they should, often to children. Injuries
from these bites can cause infection or permanent scarring, and some victims
may have to undergo a painful series of vaccinations against rabies.
If you or a loved one were the target of an animal attack, our Connecticut
animal bite attorneys may be able to help. Call us at (860) 245-2412to schedule a free initial consultation.
What Is the Animal’s Owner Liable For?
You often don’t need evidence of prior bad behavior by a dog to seek
compensation for a dog attack in Connecticut. In fact, Connecticut has
a law on the books that imposes a form of strict liability upon the owner
or keeper of the dog. The owner or keeper is responsible for injury caused
by the dog regardless of whether or not there was any prior evidence that
the dog had a tendency to bite*.
The owner or keeper is liable as long as the victim was not committing
a trespass, or tort, and was not teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog.
The statute, Section 22-357, also applies to a variety of other injuries
or damage inflicted by dogs and is not necessarily limited to biting.
It is important to note, Connecticut’s strict liability statute for
injuries caused by dogs may not apply in all situations. There may be
times when a negligence claim is made also, or instead. Sometimes, a landlord
may have been negligent in allowing a dangerous dog to roam his premises,
even if it involves a dog owned by someone else. Depending upon the facts,
we may be able to help you by pursuing a negligence claim in such situations.
Other Animal Bites & Injuries
If you have been bitten by a cat, horse, or another animal not covered
by the statute, it may be possible to prove a negligence claim against
the owner or keeper of the animal, depending upon the circumstances.
Our animal bite lawyers in Connecticut have also handled claims arising
from harm caused by domestic or farm animals such as cows and horses,
who may have escaped a fence and wandered onto the road, causing a motor
Over our more than 65 years serving the people of Connecticut, we have
handled hundreds of these cases. Contact ustoday to find out how we can help you with yours.