Dog Bites Lawyer Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bite injuries. This means a dog owner is held liable for any injuries or damages that dog inflicts on another. While there are certain exemptions to this strict liability law, anyone who is injured by someone else’s dog has rights and protections under the law. If you or your children have been the victim of a dog bite injury in Massachusetts, the Law Office of Amanda Dowgiert can help you with your case.

Whenever a dog bite injury occurs, the owner may not be held liable if the injured party was trespassing, abusing the animal, or tormenting the animal in some way. However, if the victim is under seven years old, there are no exemptions that guard the dog owner from liability for injuries.

Dog bite injuries can range in severity and leave psychological scars, especially when children are the victims.

Some potential injuries include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Tissue damage
  • Infection
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Blood loss
  • Death

 

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Dog Injury Consequences

Any dog bite injury may lead to costly medical care, rehabilitative services, and surgery. There may be the need for ongoing wound treatment or extensive plastic surgery for a patient to recover as much as possible. Even with the best medical care, victims may have to deal with lifelong scars or psychological trauma from the incident. If you are a victim and suffered extensive injuries, your employment may even be at stake, meaning you may not be able to take care of your family or continue in a career field you love.

You should never accept a dog bite attack and injury as your fault for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You have the right to be safe in public and on your own property. With the help of the compassionate and dedicated personal injury attorney from the Law Office of Amanda Dowgiert, you could successfully pursue a settlement to ensure you get the care you need. Your recovery may depend on a settlement. The firm can investigate the scene, interview witnesses, and line up medical experts who can fully explain the scope of your injuries, or the injuries to your child.

Call the Law Office of Amanda Dowgiert with the details of your dog bite incident.  Amanda Dowgiert is committed to fighting for victims to get what they deserve so they can move forward from a difficult time.

Contact injury attorney Dowgiert today for a free consultation.

Resources: Dog Bite Statistics

86% of attacks that induce bodily harm
89% of attack to adults
86% that result in maiming
81% of attacks to children
76% of attacks that result in fatalities

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