How to Prove Liability in a Dog Bite Case

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

I just got off the phone with somebody whose child was bitten by a dog and people that have dog bite injuries have a lot of questions. Many of them are the same questions that we get every single time we speak to somebody in regards to this specific type of injury. Typically, the first thing is "how do we prove liability in a dog bite case?"

The answer is that in Connecticut, we have a strict liability statute that says that if a dog bites somebody, the owner or keeper of the dog is strictly liable. In other words, they are automatically liable without having to prove negligence. It should be noted that there are certain exceptions in this such as if you were teasing or tormenting the dog for example. So, that's the first answer. The next question is "what should I be doing if I have been bitten by a dog?"

If it is a significant dog bite injury that may result in a scar appearing on your face, you should insist that the plastic surgeon in the hospital take care of any suturing of that injury. This is because you want to ensure that an expert comes in and handles this wound in the best way possible.

Next, you should contact us an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney as soon as possible because there are a number of things that you could be doing to harm your dog bite case and there are a number of things that you can do to increase the value of your dog bite case.

Connecticut dog bite cases can become complicated in certain situations. We are happy to provide our Connecticut dog bite book which gives you specific information about how to get develop your dog injury claim and how to get more money for your case. Download our FREE eBook here: The Crash Course on Dog Bite Claims In Connecticut

You'll learn:

  • what to do first;
  • how a dog bite claim is put together;
  • what insurance adjusters don't want you to know;
  • what to do and what not to do;
  • how to better communicate with your health care providers;
  • how to support your loss of income claim and;
  • what you need to do to help your attorney get you more money for your case. 

Want answers to more frequently asked questions regarding dog bites? Click here.

About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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