Dog Bites and Attacks
Victim of a Dog Bite or Attack in CT? Call Mark at (203) 877-9911
Each year, many individuals fall victim to dog bites. These attacks can leave lasting scars, both physically and emotionally. If you have been involved in such an accident, you are likely to have questions as to how you can recover the fees and expenses incurred as a result of the attack and seek further compensation for the toll you have experienced. Attorney Mark DellaValle is here to help.
Norwalk, Bridgeport, and New Haven Dog Bite Lawyer
Attorney Mark DellaValle represent victims of dog bites and attacks throughout the state of Connecticut. If you have been injured in one of these attacks, it is important that you know your rights and retain an attorney who can fight on your behalf. Although it is technically possible to represent yourself in any legal matter, outcomes tend to be far more favorable when an attorney is on your side. Mark offers free consultations and you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless Mark recovers compensation on your behalf.
Connecticut Dog Attack Liability Laws
Unlike a car accident or a slip and fall accident where the injured person has to prove that someone was at fault or negligent, Connecticut law provides that anyone who owns or keeps a dog is strictly or absolutely liable for any injury caused by their dog regardless of whether the owner was negligent in controlling the dog.
The only exceptions to this are that the injured person was not committing a trespass or tort, or was teasing, tormenting or abusing the dog. The trespass or committing another tort exception means more than just entering someone’s property, but rather entering to commit a wrongful act against the dog owner or his family for which the dog could be expected to take protective action. The exception regarding teasing, tormenting or abusing the dog means that a person can not take such actions which would naturally annoy or irritate a dog which would lead to a retaliatory reaction. Playing with a dog does not fall within the teasing, tormenting or abusing exception.
The absolute liability of dog owners also applies even if the dog does not actually bite the person but is injured in an attempt to flee from it. See the Results section where Attorney Mark DellaValle successfully resolved a claim against a dog owner whose unleashed dog ran at a pedestrian causing him to back off the sidewalk into the roadway where he was struck by a car.
Connecticut Dog Bite Lawyer
Ready to seek the compensation that you deserve? Call Attorney Mark DellaValle for a free consultation today. You may be surprised to learn how Mark can help you navigate your case – (203) 877-9911.