If you’re one of the roughly 4.5 million Americans who are bitten by dogs each year, you already know the physical and emotional strain it can cause. Not only are dog bites painful and frightening, but they also can be life-threatening and have lingering psychological consequences.
But people like you who are bitten by dogs that are not properly cared for or restrained have the right to compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we know the law, and our Boston dog bite lawyers will fight hard to hold the dog owner accountable.
Massachusetts Dog Bite Laws
In Massachusetts, dog bite victims rarely have to prove that dog owners were negligent. Owners and keepers of animals are held strictly liable—or legally responsible—for the conduct of the animals in their control.
Although there are certain exceptions to this rule, under Massachusetts law, if any dog damages the body or property of another person, the owner or keeper of the dog will be held liable for the damages.
Paying for Your Medical Expenses
The dog bite attorneys at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers represent many animal bite victims, and we work hard to get our clients payment for medical expenses, scarring, and emotional and physical trauma.
If you or someone you know was injured by a dog or other animal attack, contact Jason Stone and see how we can help. We want you to get better, while we work on getting you paid.
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Dog Bite Video Transcription:
They say the dogs are man’s best friend- unless they’re not. Here are few tips for staying safe from strange dogs.
Number one: Always ask permission from the dog’s owner before interacting with their dog.
Number two: Even though a lot of people do it, it’s not a good idea to go over to a strange dog with your hand out. Instead, stand with your side to the dog, don’t look it in the eyes and let it come to you.
Number three: Don’t make any sudden moves or loud noises.
Number four: When you first meet a dog don’t pat it on the head. Instead, get down to its level and gently rub its side.
Basically, it boils down to the fact that dogs are animals and animals can be unpredictable. These safety tips are designed to keep everyone safe, including the dogs. So the next time you go over to someone else’s dog, remember sometimes its bite can be way worse than its bark!