Have You Been Injured by A Dog? Know Your Rights.
As the most popular pet in the U.S., dogs are everywhere. You might see them being walked around your neighborhood, sitting in the passenger seat of the car next to you at a stoplight, and even in your own backyard. In fact, one out of every three households in the U.S. has at least one pet dog. But, even if you are a dog owner and dog lover yourself, when a dog bites you or your child, that dog’s owner is responsible for the harm it has caused. Massachusetts has one of the strictest dog bite laws in the country, particularly when a child is bitten, and our personal injury attorneys can help you make sure the law is applied when you or a family member is attacked by a dog.
Dog Attacks Can Cause the Following Types of Injuries
- Facial scarring and disfigurement
- Damage to nerves, tendons, tissue, and bone
- Infections developing in broken skin
- Diseases, such as rabies, commonly carried by dogs
- Head and limb injuries caused by being knocked to the ground
- Emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder
2 Facts Most People Don’t Know About Injuries Caused by Dogs
- You Don’t Have to Be Bitten to Be Entitled to Compensation
As long as the injury was “caused” by a dog you are entitled to compensation. Dogs can cause injuries by chasing someone, by jumping on them etc.
- Homeowner’s or Renter’s Insurance Covers the Costs
Many people who are injured by a dog are very reluctant to pursue their legal rights because of the belief that they will be causing financial harm to the dog owner, who is often a friend or relative. The fact is that the dog owner’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance company is likely the one that will be paying the damages, as these types of injuries are usually covered under the policies.
We Are Experienced Dog Bite Attorneys and Can Help You Today.
If a dog caused you injuries, Spada Law Group would like to help you. Attorney Len Spada and his team are dedicated to helping people injured by dogs recover financial compensation for their injuries. Call or text us at 617-889-5000 or fill out the form and we will get back to you immediately. We also offer a free consultation either by phone, in-person or Zoom.