Dog Bites

Skilled Hartford Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

dog attackRepresenting CT clients injured by dog bites

Being bitten by a dog is frightening, whether the dog appeared friendly or vicious. Dog bites and animal attacks can be serious, resulting in pain and suffering, emotional distress and fear of dogs, and sometimes disfiguring injuries. The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman understands how painful and upsetting a dog attack can be. We use over 35 years of legal experience to help clients recover maximum compensation for the harm caused by a dog bite. If you need quality legal support, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman for a consultation today.

Connecticut dog bite laws explained

There are many Connecticut dog bite laws in place aimed at controlling dogs and protecting innocent victims:

  • Dog bites: or keepers of a dog are liable for any damages the dog causes, whether to a person or to the person’s property. The exception to this is if the injured person was trespassing or provoked the dog.
  • Vicious dogs: It is illegal for the owner or keeper of a dog who is vicious to intentionally or recklessly allow the dog to roam and physically injure another person who was not teasing, tormenting or abusing it. Owners and keepers with previous convictions face criminal penalties.
  • Multiple dogs: If a person is injured in an attack by two or more dogs at the same time, the owners of the dogs are jointly and separately liable for the injuries and damages. This means our attorney can assist you in recovering compensation from all or any one of the owners.

Recovering compensation for animal bite injuries

Compensation for dog bite injuries is often provided by a homeowner’s insurance policy held by the owner or keeper of the dog. As a former attorney for insurance companies, our attorneys for dog bite injuries has significant experience dealing with insurers and obtaining compensation up to the policy limit. If there is no coverage for dog bites, we use over 35 years of experience in litigation to recover compensation through a personal injury action.

Skilled attorneys helping victims recover compensation for dog bite injuries

At the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, we believe our clients should not have to deal with costly medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering on their own. Our personal injury law office is dedicated to helping dog bite victims recover full compensation from responsible dog owners. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact our law firm for a free initial consultation.