Boston Dog Bite Attorneys
Dog bite laws in Massachusetts
In general, animal owners can be held responsible if their pet attacks or injures another individual unprovoked. In Massachusetts, the owner can be held strictly liable for any damage to body or property the dog causes, unless the victim was trespassing or committing a crime at the time he or she was bitten, or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog. Additionally, bite victims under age seven are generally excluded from these exceptions.
If you were bitten or injured by an unprovoked dog and wish to seek monetary compensation for the damages, a Boston personal injury attorney from Feinberg & Alban, P.C. can meet with you free of cost to discuss your options. Our attorneys are sensitive to the physical effects of animal attacks, such as disability, impairment, and scarring, as well as the psychological trauma.
What to do after an animal attack
Make sure to collect contact information from the dog owner if you do not know him or her. Next, it is of the utmost importance to seek medical attention following a dog bite. Your health should come before any concerns about legal matters—there will always be time for that. Keep detailed records of all treatment you receive and the costs, such as stitches, immunizations, and treatment for any infections. Whether or not the injury is severely debilitating, you should meet with an experienced dog bite lawyer in Boston if you sustain any significant wound.
Victims of dog bites or other animal attacks can seek payment for any real losses or damages incurred, such as the following:
- Medical bills to treat the injury
- Mental suffering/PTSD
- Psychological services
- Cosmetic procedures to treat scarring
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Lost wages due to time missed at work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of quality of life
- Property/clothing damage
Generally, dog owners are covered under their homeowners or renters’ insurance policies. At our Boston personal injury law firm, our attorneys are fully prepared to help you file the claim, deal with the insurance company, and make sure you receive full compensation.
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