As a Dog Bite Victim, Do You Have a Claim? Our Worcester Attorneys Can Help!
Dogs are man’s best friend, but if they are poorly trained and raised to be aggressive, they can become man’s worst enemy. When you are the victim of a dog bite, whether it was a Pitbull or Chihuahua, you could have serious physical injuries and emotional trauma.
Injuries could occur like:
- Fractured or broken bones
- Permanent scarring
- Infections like Rabies
- At Eden Rafferty of Worcester, MA, we are animal lovers, but we know that when domesticated animals are poorly raised they they can become vicious. And we have the expertise to get you all the compensation you deserve from the animal’s owner.
What Is The Legal Basis of A Dog Bite Claim?
Pet owners in Massachusetts are legally responsible for their animal’s actions. If their dog attacks or injures someone, the medical bills along with pain and suffering are the owner’s responsibility.
If a dog attack scars or disfigures you in anyway, this long-lasting damage is also the owner’s responsibility. Plastic surgery or emotional therapy could be necessary, and these bills can be expensive. Eden Rafferty will build a case to show that the owner is responsible for all of you medical bills as well as proving the existence of emotional trauma and other damages.
What Are Massachusetts Pet Owners’ Responsibilities?
It is a dog owner’s responsibility to ensure that their animal is well trained, healthy, and controlled. In Massachusetts, owners are responsible for getting their pet a rabies shot and a distemper shot. They are also advised to train their animal to be comfortable around people and to not act aggressively. Insurance is not required, but is recommended and can be obtained through homeowner’s insurance.
Therefore, if you are a responsible dog owner in Massachusetts, you need not worry. In fact, your furry friend probably already has all of their shots and is well trained. But if not, it is important to make that a top priority so that you are never sued for a dog bite. The essential thing to remember in Massachusetts is that a dog owner is responsible for all of their dog’s actions!
What Should You Do After A Dog Attack?
If you are injured in a dog attack, the first thing you need to do is get medical attention. But if you or a companion is able to, it is important to document the situation as carefully as you can. Take pictures or video of the dog, the area the attack occurred, and the resulting injuries.
It is also important to file a report with the police and keep careful track of all medical bills and doctor’s notes.