A dog bite can be a physically and emotionally traumatizing event. If you have been involved in one of these situations, you may be overwhelmed in trying to seek medical treatment while trying to figure out what your options are to recovery.
Dog bites are treated differently depending on the state. In Massachusetts, a dog bite is considered a strict liability offense. This means that as long as you were not trespassing, committing another tort, or provoking the dog, then the owner of the dog is responsible for any injuries caused by their animal. This rule applies not only to dog bites, but other also injuries caused by dogs.
In Massachusetts, it doesn’t matter if the owner knew their dog was aggressive or not. What matters is that you suffered an injury, and you are entitled to recover for medical expenses, scarring, inconvenience, psychological trauma, and more.
Fortunately for dog owners, most dog attacks are covered in homeowner’s insurance policies. However, it’s important to consult with an experienced attorney in order to make sure you are adequately compensated for your injuries. Call us today for a free consultation of your injuries and potential claim.