Lawmakers in Connecticut feel so strongly that dog owners have a responsibility to ensure others’ safety around their dogs that our state enjoys “strict liability” regarding dog bites and attacks.
What Is Strict Liability?
Strict liability means that, following a dog attack, victims do not have to prove that the attack was unprovoked or that the dog and dog owner were 100 percent responsible for causing the attack. Instead, the law assumes that the dog owner is responsible for injuries and damages. A whole part of the legal process is therefore skipped, and victims can move onto the questions of, “How serious are the injuries?” and “How much compensation should be paid?”
Dog Bite Injuries Can Be Very Serious
The dog bite attorneys at the New Haven, Connecticut, law firm of Gillis Law Firm are experienced at answering these questions and providing diligent and results-oriented legal help following dog and animal attacks. Have you or a loved one been attacked by a dog or another domesticated animal and facing:
- Scarring, including facial scarring?
- Injuries to an appendage?
- Injuries sustained while fleeing from an attacking dog?
You are likely owed compensation even if the dog did not succeed in biting you.
Experience Representing Animal Attack Victims
If you need legal help following a dog attack, our lawyers are here to help. Since 1978, our firm has handled thousands of personal injury cases, including numerous cases involving animal attacks. Each of our partners has more than 20 years of legal experience. We can aggressively and knowledgeably pursue the compensation you are owed from dog owners through their homeowners insurance and other sources.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
For more information regarding our practice and your rights as a dog bite victim, please contact our firm. Gillis Law Firm offers free initial consultations and evening and weekend appointments, at our office in downtown New Haven, next to the courthouse. Call 866-603-9810 today to discuss your case with us.