At the CT Injury Law Center, our lawyers are experienced with Connecticut’s dog bite law and have helped many injured children and adult victims of dog attacks. In Connecticut, the law generally requires owners to control their dogs to avoid biting or attacking people. In most circumstances when a dog bites and causes injury, the dog owner is responsible to pay full compensation for injuries, medical bills, scars, lost time from work ,pain and suffering, emotional distress and related damages. If you are ready to take action, call our office now and
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Owners of dogs that bite can be held strictly liable for dog bites, even if they acted in a non-negligent manner. The law is not breed specific – owners of any dog that bites may be subject to Connecticut’s strict liability statute. The law states:
“If any dog does any damage to either the body or property of any person, the owner or keeper, or, if the owner or keeper is a minor, the parent or guardian of such minor, shall be liable for such damage, except when such damage has been occasioned to the body or property of a person who, at the time such damage was sustained, was committing a trespass or other tort, or was teasing, tormenting or abusing such dog. If a minor, on whose behalf an action under this section is brought, was under seven years of age at the time the damage was done, it shall be presumed that such minor was not committing a trespass or other tort, or teasing, tormenting or abusing such dog, and the burden of proof thereof shall be upon the defendant in such action. Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 22-357.
One of the questions we get asked most often is: If I make a recovery, how soon will I get the money? The answer depends on a few things. Early settlement is more likely when our investigation is completed soon after an accident. The sooner we get all the facts, the sooner we can present a settlement demand to the insurance company. This highlights the importance of getting a good lawyer working for you right away.