Legal Help for Your Connecticut Dog Bite Case
In Connecticut, people who choose to enjoy the pleasure of having a dog also take on the responsibility of making sure the animal does no harm to people or other pets in the community. Though most dog owners are conscientious about making sure they follow leash laws and other ethical standards for animal care, some are not so cautious.
The good news is that in our state, when a dog bites someone the law is generally on the side of the victim. Because of Connecticut’s “strict liability” law, you will not need to prove that the dog’s owner or keeper was negligent in order to have a successful case for compensation. Generally, simply proving that the owner or keeper has responsibility for the dog is enough.
Though anyone can be attacked by a dog or cat, children and the elderly are particularly at risk. A dog or cat bite can lead to shots to prevent rabies, wound infections, expensive surgeries, physical rehabilitation and permanent scarring.
If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog or a cat in Connecticut, you may be able to receive compensation for medical and surgical care, pain, emotional consequences and scarring. It doesn’t hurt to call an experienced attorney to learn what can be done. So don’t get hurt twice: Before you proceed, get a free initial consultation from a licensed attorney and learn about your options.
Dedicated to Helping the Injured in Connecticut
At The Law Offices of Paul Levin we believe that our clients are best served when we make sure they have all the information they need and really understand what it takes to make the best decisions about their case. We pledge to answer your questions completely and with straightforward language. We won’t leave you in the dark.
When you hire us, you’ll be talking directly with the attorney who will be handling your case. Our dedicated support staff of paralegals and legal assistants will also be there to assist you. Because knowledge is power, our lawyers and staff are here for you, keeping you up-to-date and informed every step of the way.
Along with doing are absolute best to provide top-notch advice and advocacy, we give your case the individualized, personal attention that it deserves. No matter how long it takes, we take a comprehensive approach designed to meet your specific needs. We work for you.
After a dog bite or attack, your focus should be on getting well. Let The Law Offices of Paul Levin take care of the legal aggravation so you can get back to the business of healing and moving on.
With locations throughout Connecticut, we are easily accessible and willing to make time for our clients. We are happy to visit you at your home or the hospital. Please call toll free 1 800 999 – 2020 or contact us via email to schedule an appointment. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you!
The Law Offices of Paul Levin serves clients throughout Connecticut, including but not limited to the following areas:
Cities: Norwich, Hartford, Storrs, Windham, Brooklyn, Tolland, New London, Rocky Hill, Durham, Middletown, New Britain, Kensington, Newington, Willimantic, Putnam, Danielson, Manchester, Killingly, Plainfield, Glastonbury.
Counties: Windham County, Tolland County, New London County, Hartford County, Middlesex County.
Blog for Dog Bite
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- I was attacked by a dog in CT. Is there anything I can do?
Library for Dog Bite:
- National Animal Control Association
The National Animal Control Association works to keep the citizens and animals of Connecticut safe.
- Animal Control Officers
In Connecticut, an animal control officer has a wide range of responsibilities. Responding to dog bites and reports of animal cruelty are common.
- Connecticut Humane Society
The Connecticut Humane Society manages and runs animal shelters across the state. They also maintain an extensive website that helps potential dog and cat owners begin the adoption process and allows current owners to learn more about protecting and caring for their pet. The attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the information listed here will help you make the right choice when it comes to choosing a pet and taking proper care of the animals you already own.
- Connecticut Dog Bite and Leash Laws
Leash and dog bite laws, along with liability statutes, vary by state. In Connecticut, though there is no specific leash law, a dog’s owner must be in control of his dog at all times and is strictly liable if the dog bites or attacks. Please read on as we further explore the specific rules and regulations as they apply to dog bites and leash requirements in Connecticut.
- Pit Bull
The term pit bull is often used to describe several breeds of dogs. Pit bulls as a group have long been associated with aggression toward both other dogs and humans. Recently, the dogs have been given a lot of attention, both negative and positive. In this article we will be looking at the different types of pit bulls, along with statistics as to their bite rates and the laws that currently ban or restrict owning a pit bull.
- Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Animal Control Division
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Animal Control Division is located in Hartford, CT. The Division is in charge of a wide range of dog laws and regulations to include property damage, injury and nuisance caused by dogs. Please read on to learn more about how the Division works to prevent dog bites and attacks across our state.
- Preventing Dog Bites- A Dog Owners Guide
Connecticut, like any state, has its fair share of dog bites and attacks. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, “Any dog can bite.” Because of this they have compiled an extensive list of ways that dog owners can help prevent their dogs from biting. Please read on to learn more about how you, as a dog owner, can help prevent a dog bite or attack.
Rabies, though more rare than ever in the U.S., is a real concern for dog owners. Rabid animals are more likely to bite and thereby spread the disease. Please read on to learn more about rabies in both humans and pets.
- Dog Bite Prevention
Preventing a dog bite or attack is the responsibility of the owner. However, there are steps that we can all take to protect our children and ourselves from a dog attack. Please read on to learn more about how you can attempt to prevent a dog bite in Connecticut.
- Dog Bite Wounds | Treatment
Though dog bites and attacks can happen to anyone the most common victims are children. This article will cover how to determine if you or your child needs medical attention and what care you may receive. If you or your child has been bitten by a dog there is something you can do. The experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Paul Levin have been representing dog bite victims for over 30 years. Please contact your Hartford Connecticut personal injury attorneys today for your free consultation.
Frequent Questions for Dog Bite:
- I’ve been bitten by a dog. What should I do?
- My child has been bitten by a dog. What should I do?
- What if stitches are needed?
- Who is responsible for the injuries?
- The dog’s “owner and keeper” is a child under age 18. Who is responsible for the injuries caused by the child’s dog?
- Is it true that the owner or keeper is only responsible for injuries and damages if the dog has injured someone before?
- This dog has injured people before. Does that count?
- Is there insurance to protect owners and keepers if a pet hurts someone?