Boston Dog Bite Injury Attorneys
Dog bite injuries are among the most common household injuries today. Currently, about 56.7 million households have at least one dog as a pet. Each year, nearly 885,000 dog bite incidents are unexpectedly caused by previously non-aggressive pets. About a fifth of those incidents require immediate medical attention. As a result, many dog bite injuries require extensive medical treatment and can be physically and emotionally trying. Our Boston dog bite attorneys are skilled at recovering compensation for those victimized by a dog bite. We are experts at recovering money for those injured as a result of the negligence of another.
The most common victims of dog bite injuries are young children. These incidents often occur in the home of a loved one or a family friend. The breeds most commonly involved in dog bite incidents are pit-bulls, rottweilers, and presa-canarios. Dog bite injuries can cause severe emotional distress and an unbearable fear of dogs in both adults and children. These fears often interrupt the daily lives of many dog bite victims.
In addition to the emotional suffering that dog bites can cause, they often require serious medical attention. Dog bite injuries frequently include skin and tissue infections, leg and arm wounds, bone fractures, and blood poisoning. In more severe cases, victims may require facial reconstructive surgery, extensive medical treatment, or even ligament amputation. For many dog bite victims, the cost of medical expenses can be a huge financial burden. In 2012, dog bite injuries accounted for nearly a third of all homeowners insurance liability claims expenses. If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite incident, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses and our dog bite attorneys can help you.
Dog Bite Injury Laws
In Massachusetts, dog owners are held strictly liable for an incident that their pets are involved in. In most situations, the owner is held liable for all injuries caused by the dog unless the victim somehow incited the attack by teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog. All children under seven are presumed to not have incited any attacks. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been victimized by a dog bite incident, you will need an experienced dog bite lawyer to help you recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In the event you have been the victim of a dog bite causing injury, call us today at 617.807.0855. The experienced dog bite attorneys at Kelly & Soto Law will manage your case as professionally and courteously as possible. We are available 24/7 to communicate with our clients every step of the way. We are committed to scrupulously representing our clients and make all of our dog bite cases a priority. Simply said, we will not rest until we achieve fair compensation on your behalf.
Our attorneys regularly travel to places convenient for our clients to perform consultations and would be more than happy to extend that benefit to you. The consultation is free and confidential. If you would like to speak with one of our Boston based dog bite attorneys, please call us immediately at 617.807.0855. If you would like one of our Boston dog bite lawyers to contact you, please fill out the free consultation form.