Experienced, Nationally Recognized Connecticut Animal Bite and Injury Lawyers
For more than 60 years, the Connecticut personal injury lawyers at RisCassi & Davis have represented individuals who have been bitten or injured by privately owned animals in Connecticut. We are ready, right now, to help you receive fair compensation for any harm done.
What You’ll Get When You Work With RisCassi & Davis:
- A legal team that is nationally recognized for our work on personal injury cases which includes injuries caused by privately owned animals
- A lead attorney who will be your attorney – someone who’ll work closely with you at all times and fight hard to help you recover for your losses
- Tough, effective representation
- Unsurpassed attention to detail
- Guaranteed responsiveness.
Facts About Bites and Other Injuries Caused by Domestic Animals:
Dog bites are probably the most common claim for injuries caused by animals. These injuries happen more than they should, often to children.
Dog bites can cause infection or permanent scarring. Some victims may have to undergo a painful series of vaccinations against rabies.
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 damages 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 other 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.
We 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 vehicle accident.
Over our more than 60 years serving the people of Connecticut, we have handled hundreds of these cases.
Please contact us today if we can help you with your case. You may call our office at 800.344.5297 or contact us using the form above.
Remember, there are never legal fees of any kind unless we are successful on your behalf.
*There are some cases of negligence by a pet owner where proof of the dangerous tendencies of the dog may be required.