Massachusetts has one of the best laws for the protection of dog bite victims, especially young children. In general, a dog owner or keeper is strictly liable for dog bites unless the victim was trespassing, teasing, tormenting or abusing the dog, or was committing another tort. A child under the age of seven is presumed to have done none of those things, but the presumption is rebuttable.
Most dog bite, dog attack and other animal bite injuries are covered by homeowners insurance. Insurance companies are never to be trusted; their goal is always to pay out the least amount possible, regardless of who is hurt and why. That is why you need the aggressive animal attack law team at Percy Law Group, PC, on your side seeking maximum compensation as soon as possible. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
Our attorneys will stay focused on you, your case, your needs and your results in obtaining maximum financial recovery for you. If you have been injured in a dog bite, dog attack or other animal attack situation our experienced lawyers will look for all liable parties.
Through jury trial or insurance settlement, our personal injury law team seeks maximum compensation for medical expenses and future care, loss of wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, and other damages such as loss of enjoyment.
Our dog bite lawyers have experience, and would be pleased to consult with you when you are choosing who will represent you. Because the statute of limitations in Massachusetts applies to dog bite cases, victims have a limited time in which to file their cases. If you feel you have a dog bite or dog attack case, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights.
We investigate the incident reviewing police records and other information. We utilize experts to clearly prove the dog owner violated the required standard of care. We utilize all means necessary to obtain rightful compensation. We offer compassion and support while aggressively pursuing justice. Call us toll free at (508) 718-2545.
In Massachusetts, homeowners insurance covers liability (bodily injury) and sometimes provides medical payments coverage to the person injured by the dog bite or animal attack. Animal attacks can cause very serious personal injuries. Dog bites can cause scarring, often facial scarring, and other disfigurement, and often severe psychological trauma. Dog bites on children, because of their small size, are very frequently on the face. The psychological injury caused by a dog bite or dog attack can often be permanent. If a dog attacks a bicyclist or a pedestrian, other personal injuries may result from being knocked to the ground, including fractures or dislocations.
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