Dog Bite Lawyer in Worcester
Massachusetts Dog Bite Laws
“There are no bad dogs, only bad owners.” This commonly believed mantra actually stands fairly well against dog bite laws in Massachusetts, as dog owners are strictly liable for nearly all bites or attacks their animals cause. The only times a dog bite may be excusable under the law is if the victim was:
- Teasing the dog
- Harming the dog
In addition, children under the age of seven are seen as unable to perform any of these aforementioned actions. If your young child has been bitten by a dog, the time to take action is now.
We Will Fight For Fair Compensation
At Kovacs Law, P.C., we firmly believe in holding dog owners accountable for any harm or damage caused by their uncontrolled or aggressive animals. Negligent owners who do not warn people of their animal’s tendencies, or who do not properly bar the animal from leaving their property, unfairly put everyone in the neighborhood at risk. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a vicious dog, a civil lawsuit against its owner might be the only way for you to recover in peace.
What is a Dog Bite Settlement?
Compensation that covers:
- Medical bills
- Emotional trauma
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation costs
When it is clear that the dog is aggressive, either due to natural instincts or its upbringing, it may be possible for us to file for punitive damages as well. If rewarded, you would be granted monies as an additional punishment for the negligence of the dog owner. As these recoveries are not based on flat costs, we can argue for an amount that suits you and your needs.
Representation You Can Trust
It might be upsetting to think that your serious injuries were caused by man’s best friend, but that should not give you any hesitation to seek proper legal recourse. If negligent owners are not penalized for what their animals have done, not only will they never learn from their mistakes, but innocent others will also be put in jeopardy. Let our Worcester dog bite lawyers be the ones to stand with you and set things right by pursuing a personal injury claim on your behalf.
Contact Us today for a initial consultation!