We Can Help You Seek Compensation After A Dog Bite Or Attack
Dogs can be loving companions and treasured members of the family. But dogs can also be unpredictable, and some can be dangerous. Each year, about 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bite injuries, according to CDC statistics. And of those, close to a million are serious enough to require medical intervention by a physician or hospital.
Under Connecticut law, dog owners are strictly liable if their dog bites or attacks someone else, except in cases where the victim was provoking the dog or trespassing. If you or a loved one was attacked absent either of those two conditions, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, emotional trauma and more.
Focusing Our Efforts On Insurance Claims
At Polinsky Law Group, LLC, we are sensitive to the fact that victims sometimes feel conflicted about pursuing legal action after a dog attack. On one hand, you need and deserve compensation for the costs you incurred as a result of your injuries. On the other hand, the dog’s owner may be a neighbor, friend or relative. The good news is that, in most cases, dog bite injuries are covered by the homeowners insurance policy of the dog’s owner. The costs owners incur may be minimal. We will negotiate with insurers on your behalf to ensure that your claim is paid and that your compensation is appropriate.
What Should You Do After The Attack?
If you or a child in your family has been bitten by a dog or another family pet, there are some important things to remember:
- First, seek medical attention. If the bite has punctured the skin, there is a chance of infection and other medical problems that may not show up right away.
- Second, gather as much health and shot record information as possible from the owner. If the owner can’t be found, contact the police immediately.
- Finally, contact our firm. You may be tempted to take a private settlement offer, but chances are good that it is far less than the claim is worth. In fact, you may not even know how much money you need until some time has passed.
No Attorney Fees For Our Services If You Don’t Recover Money
Our attorneys will give you a free assessment of your dog bite or animal attack case and help you decide whether to pursue a legal settlement. Don’t get hurt twice! We can help you recover the fair money damages you may be entitled to. Get medical attention, and then contact us right away. Call 860-248-7807.