Victims of New Haven CT dog bite attacks suffer a variety of different types of injuries and damages. Regardless of the injuries and damages suffered by a New Haven dog bite attack victim it is very important that the injured party get the advice of an experienced New Haven, CT dog bite injury lawyer and accident attorney. There are a number of issues that need to be addressed when a person incurs a serious dog bite injury and it is very important that an experienced New Haven CT dog bite attorney advise you as to what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. If you proceed without first getting the advice of an experienced New Haven, Conn. dog attack lawyer or injury attorney you could run the very real risk of costing yourself many thousands of dollars because of the mistakes that you might be making.
The figures for individuals who have been attacked and bitten by dogs are staggering. One report in 2007 indicated that more than 4 1/2 million people were bitten by dogs in one particular year. More than three quarters of 1 million of those injured would go on to seek medical attention and more than one third of 1 million victims will require medical treatment at a hospital emergency room. You should know that Connecticut has a dog bite statute that imposes strict liability on the owner or keeper of a dog with very limited exceptions. The Connecticut dog bite statute can be found at Connecticut General Statutes section 22 - 357. That statute provides for strict liability on the part of the owner or keeper of the dog unless the injured party was committing a trespass or other tort, or was teasing, tormenting or abusing the dog.
Therefore, it is not necessary to prove that the owner or keeper of the dog was negligent in any way or that the dog had previously bitten someone before, in order to hold the owner or keeper of the dog liable for your injuries and damages resulting from their biting dog so long as one of the exceptions to the statute is not present. Despite the fact that there is a strict liability statute in Connecticut, there are still a number of issues that need to be addressed in a serious CT animal attack injury case. Our New Haven Connecticut dog bite injury lawyers and attorneys will be happy to advise you, for free, as to what you should be doing and what you should not be doing. Call our toll-free number at 888-244-5480 and speak with one of our New Haven CT dog bite attorneys right away.
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