Connecticut state law dictates that when someone is bitten by a dog, the animal's owner is liable for injuries.
The best protection against a dog bite is stop it before it happens. If you are the victim of a dog bite, your injuries should be covered by the dog owner's homeowners or renters insurance or the general liability policy that most businesses carry.
Unfortunately, not all dog bite victims receive the compensation they are due. About 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, but only about 16,000 victims receive payments for those injuries.
An experienced Connecticut dog bite attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, please call 203-878-1254 or contact Penner Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut dog bite lawyers.
Serious Dog Bite Injuries
Many common dog bite injuries are serious and some are even fatal. But even minor injuries can result in long-term emotional suffering as many dog bite victims are left with lifelong physical and emotional scars.
That's why seeking medical attention is one of the first things to do after a dog bite.
The medical bills from dog bites can leave a family feeling financially crunched and in medical debt they never expected. In some cases, you may be reluctant to file a claim against the dog's owner because of a close personal or business relationship.
But once victims realize that it is usually the insurance policy paying for your injuries, it is easier to let them take care of your medical bills because you know your expenses are not coming out of your friend's pocket.
Our Connecticut dog bite attorneys can evaluate your case and negotiate with the insurance company to get the settlement that you need to recover from your injuries. And we won't waste time negotiating with insurance companies that aren't willing to deal. We'll take your case to court if necessary.
Please contact our Connecticut dog bite attorneys to schedule a free consultation today. Our lawyers maintain offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford to better meet the needs of Connecticut dog bite victims.