Dog Bite Injury Attorney

In Massachusetts, if you are bit, attacked, or otherwise injured by a dog, the owner of the dog is subject to what is called, “strict liability.” This means that if you are injured by another’s dog, you do not need to prove that the owner knew about the dog’s violent tendencies, only that you were bit by the owner’s dog. This law also covers property damage caused by a dog, such as a damaged fence.

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Dog Bites

Dog bites can occur without warning, or provocation in a variety of circumstances. Dog bites can vary in severity, and can result in hospitalization, disease, or infection.

Chapter 140, Section 155 of the Massachusetts General Laws (“G.L.”) establishes liability against a dog owner if:

(1) the dog causes personal injury or property damage; AND

(2) the injured person was not trespassing, committing another tort, or provoking the dog.

If you have been injured by a dog, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for any permanent medical issues the injury has caused. Dealing with the aftermath of a serious dog related injury can be stressful and overwhelming – don’t go through it alone, call McCormack Law today.


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