Dog bite attacks can be both physically and emotionally traumatic, often resulting in serious injuries like permanent physical scarring and disfigurement, nerve damage, or death.
There are several types of aggression that dogs often demonstrate prior to an attack.
Dominance aggression is typically shown to a family member who has tried to pet, hold, pick up, or remove something from the dog, or disturbs it while it is sleeping. Defensive aggression happens when a dog lashes out at a known or unknown person who comes up to the dog too closely. Territorial aggression occurs when an unknown person approaches the dog’s owner or home. Predatory aggression occurs when a dog or group of dogs attack small animals or children.
Regardless of the motive, if you have been attacked or bitten by a dog in Connecticut and have suffered injuries, the owner of the dog may be held liable – Connecticut is a strict liability State with respect to dog attacks, which means that the owner does not need to be negligent in order to be held responsible for the damages caused by the dog.
If you have been bitten by a dog, it is important to get medical treatment and to contact the owner of the dog immediately to find out if the dog was vaccinated when the bite occurred.
Even if you are not actually bitten, you may have the right to file a claim if the dog causes an injury such as a bicycle accident or a trip and fall accident.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite or attack, contact The Scalora Law Group for a free legal consultation. We are experienced in handling dog bite injury cases and have an established track record for obtaining compensation for victims of dog bites and attacks. Contact us today at 860-344-9051 or fill out our contact form to have an attorney call you back immediately.