Our Connecticut dog bite lawyers are contacted by individuals who have been attacked by dogs and one of the questions they want answered is; what is my Connecticut dog bite case worth? Generally speaking, there are two issues that need to be addressed in order to determine the value of a Connecticut injury or accident case. The first issue is liability. Connecticut has what is referred to as a dog bite statute which provides that where any dog that does any damage to either the body or property of another, the owner or keeper of such dog shall be held liable for such damage except when the injured party was committing a trespass or other tort, or was teasing, tormenting or abusing such dog. There are exceptions to this general rule but this is the first issue that needs to be investigated by the Connecticut dog bite attorney.
One of the ways that liability can be established in a Connecticut dog bite case is by obtaining a copy of the dog bite incident report from either the dog warden or the local police department. The witnesses to the dog attack can also be interview to determine what happened so that the Connecticut dog bite attorney can establish the fact that strict liability should be found on the part of the owner or keeper of the dog without the injured party being found to have violated any one of the statutory sections of the
Connecticut dog bite statute.
The next issue that needs to be developed is the injuries and damages suffered by the dog bite victim. These damages could include but not be limited to the following: past and future medical bills; past and future lost wages; all injury related expenses; injuries for pain; injuries for suffering; psychological injuries; permanent injuries; injuries for permanent, ugly and disfiguring scars; and in the appropriate cases damages for emotional bystander to stress and/or loss of consortium claims.
It is important to hire an experienced Connecticut dog bite lawyer to help develop your dog bite injury case. Our Connecticut dog bite attorneys have decades of experience in assisting dog bite injury victims. We will be happy to meet with you, without cost or obligation, to explain what you need to be doing, to tell you what you should not be doing, to indicate what doctors you may want to see, to explain the process of a dog bite injury case in Connecticut, and provide you with a copy of our book on dog bite claims in Connecticut.
You should not attempt to represent yourself unless and until you first speak with an experienced Connecticut dog bite lawyer so you completely
understand the process involved, get all of your questions answered, and make a determination as to whether or not you have sufficient knowledge, information and experience to go against a professional insurance adjuster who will attempt to pay you the least amount of money possible for your Connecticut dog bite case. Our Connecticut dog bite lawyers are happy to provide you with this information so you can make an intelligent decision as to how you would like to proceed. Do not attempt to represent yourself unless and until you first get your advice and counsel of an experienced Connecticut dog bite attorney.
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