Dog bites are a common occurrence in Massachusetts, and they can lead to serious injuries and even death. In most cases, these incidents are preventable if owners take the necessary precautions to protect others from their pets. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
In Massachusetts, the law holds dog owners liable for any injuries their pets cause to others. This means that if a dog bites someone, the owner is responsible for any resulting damages. However, the victim must prove that the dog owner was negligent in some way, such as failing to leash their dog or failing to warn others of their pet’s aggressive tendencies.
Compensation for dog bite injuries in Massachusetts typically includes medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Medical expenses may include hospital bills, prescription medications, physical therapy, and other costs associated with treating the injury. Lost wages may be awarded if the victim is unable to work due to their injury, and pain and suffering compensation is meant to compensate the victim for the emotional trauma and physical pain caused by the incident.