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Dog Bite Lawyers serving Massachusetts

If you’re one of the millions of Americans bitten by dogs each year, you know the physical and emotional strain it can cause. Not only are dog bites painful and frightening, they can also cause life-threatening injuries, disfiguring scars, and lingering psychological consequences. But people like you who are bitten by aggressive dogs have the right to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, our dog attack lawyers can fight to get the best possible results for your claim while you focus on getting better. Our No Fee Guarantee® means you won’t owe us a dime unless we get money for you, and we’ll even come to you if you can’t make it to us. So don’t wait to get help. Dial (857) 301-6330 or complete our free online form today.

At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, our attorneys can advise you on your legal options and fight for the financial security you need to move forward with your life.

Call 800-577-5188 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation.

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Dog Bite Resources

If you have had a dog bite injury,  you may find the information linked below to be invaluable.

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What is my case worth

The value of your dog bite case depends on several factors, including:

  • The total cost of your medical bills
  • How much your injuries affect your daily life
  • How long your injuries impact your daily life
  • Your lost wages due to missed time at work
  • Emotional and physical suffering

At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we know how to calculate the full value of your claim, and we’ll do everything we can to get you as much money as possible, as quickly as possible.

Massachusetts is a strict liability state, meaning the law holds dog owners responsible when their dogs attack people. Proving your case may involve several factors, including whether the dog was:

  • leashed or restrained during the attack.
  • trained for defense or attack purposes.
  • demonstrating aggressive behavior before the attack.

Who can I sue for my dog bite injuries?

Our Boston dog bite lawyers can help you gather the evidence needed to build a strong claim, so you can get the full amount of compensation you need for your injury-related expenses.

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What if I was petting the dog before it attacked?

Massachusetts dog bite laws hold dog owners accountable for dog attack victims’ injury-related expenses and pain and suffering, unless victims were trespassing on an owner’s property, or teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog before it attacked. Under the law, children are presumed not to have initiated attacks unless dog owners can prove otherwise.

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Dog attacks can often be prevented when owners provide their dogs with proper care and attention. Dog attacks happen because dog owners often fail to:

  • keep their dogs secured or fenced.
  • post warnings of aggressive dogs on their property.
  • provide medical care when dogs are sick or injured.
  • supervise their dogs.
  • train or socialize their dogs.

How to Prevent Dog Attacks

Never approach an unfamiliar dog, especially if it is sick or injured. We understand you can’t always predict when dogs will attack, and you can’t always avoid coming into contact with dangerous dogs. If you, your child, or another loved one was attacked by a dog, give us a call.

Important Details for Boston Dog Bite Victims

After receiving medical attention, one of the most important steps injury victims can take is to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney.

Under the Massachusetts statute of limitations, injury victims have three years to file a legal claim for damages. But the sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner your lawyer can investigate your case and preserve evidence to support your claim.

Finally, don’t assume that you can’t afford a personal injury attorney if you feel you need one. Our lawyers offer free consultations to help you understand your rights and options, and we work on a contingent-fee basis, which means we only get paid after you get paid.

Our Team Can Handle Your Claim from Start to Finish

When you have the Jason Stone Injury Lawyers legal team on your side, you can focus on getting back on your feet while we focus on recovering the compensation to which you are entitled. From our very first conversation, our team will go to work protecting your right to compensation, will give you peace of mind and will spend our time fighting for a full financial recovery.

Our commitment to your well-being and satisfaction is summed up in our Stone Cold Guarantee®. Our attorneys are ready to do the heavy lifting so you can focus on getting better.

We will stand by you through the entire process, helping you understand what to expect and updating you on the status of your case. We can often prove you qualify to hold the at-fault driver liable and settle these cases without resorting to filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, we will not hesitate to take your case to court if necessary to get the full range of damages to which you are entitled.

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Jason Stone is truly the best! They did such a wonderful job with my case and communicated really well with me. I was amazed by their work and amazed by how much they really care about their clients. Whenever I called them about a concern or for any other reason they made sure they answered every question! They also try their best to make things go quickly as possible! I would highly recommend people to chose Jason Stone Injury Lawyer. They are honest with you; they take their time to listen to you and make sure everything is resolved! They did a great job with my case that I have recommended them to others. Thanks so much Jason Stone, I really appreciate it all!

VICTORIA PIERRE-LOUIS | FORMER CLIENT

DOG BITE FAQs

Dog attacks can often be prevented when owners provide their dogs with proper care and attention. Dog attacks happen because dog owners often fail to:

      • keep their dogs secured or fenced.
      • post warnings of aggressive dogs on their property.
      • provide medical care when dogs are sick or injured.
      • supervise their dogs.
      • train or socialize their dogs.
  1. Dog bite victims can file claims against dog owners for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you were bitten by a dog, taking the following steps can help protect your legal rights to compensation:
    • Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
      Dog bites can cause infection if not treated properly and may lead to tissue and nerve damage that isn’t apparent at the time of the incident.
    • Gather information about your incident.
      Get the dog owner’s contact information if you can, including his or her name, phone number, address, and insurance info. You should also file a report of the attack with your local animal control center.
    • Get legal representation.
      At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, our Boston dog bite lawyers are here to fight for the money you’re owed. Contact us today—just dial (800) 577-5188 or complete a Free Initial Consultation Form.
  1. Massachusetts is a strict liability state, meaning the law holds dog owners responsible when their dogs attack people. Proving your case may involve several factors, including whether the dog was:
    • leashed or restrained during the attack.
    • trained for defense or attack purposes.
    • demonstrating aggressive behavior before the attack.

    Our Boston dog bite lawyers can help you gather the evidence needed to build a strong claim, so you can get the full amount of compensation you need for your injury-related expenses.

The time limit—or statute of limitations—for filing a dog bite claim is three years from the date the attack occurred. But preparing a strong claim can take time, and evidence that can help your case may be more difficult to gather the longer you wait to get legal help. Give Jason Stone Injury Lawyers a call today, and let us help protect your legal rights.

The law holds dog owners accountable for dog bite victims’ injury-related expenses and pain and suffering unless victims were trespassing on an owner’s property, or teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog before it attacked. Under the law, children are presumed not to have initiated attacks unless dog owners can prove otherwise.

While certain exceptions exist, Massachusetts dog owners are responsible for bodily or property damage caused by their dogs, including injuries to your dog. If you’ve suffered economic damages due to a dog attack, contact Jason Stone Injury Lawyers. We’re here to help.