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.
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.
Who can I sue for my dog bite injuries?
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.
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.
How to Prevent Dog Attacks
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.
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.