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Dog Bite Accident FAQs

  1. Do I Have a Case?
  2. Do I Need Money to Hire You?
  3. How Long Does the Massachusetts Dog Bite Claim Process Take?
  4. Will I Have to Go to Court?
  5. How Do I Find a Dog Bite Accident Lawyer Near Me?
  6. Do I Need a Lawyer if I was Bitten by a Dog?
  7. Do I Need A Boston, MA Dog Bite Attorney If My Dog Bites Someone?
  8. How Much is My Case Worth?

Do I Have a Case?

In Massachusetts, if a dog bites you, the owner of the dog is automatically liable to you for all damages and losses the dog causes. This is called strict liability.

The only available defenses available to the dog owner is to show the dog bite victim was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog. These defenses are usually easy to defeat, and are rarely raised.

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Do I Need Money to Hire You?

No. We only get paid if your dog bite case settles, and that is called a contingency fee. If we don’t win your case, then we don’t get paid. We always offer guaranteed FREE consultations.

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How Long Does the Massachusetts Dog Bite Claim Process Take?

It really depends on many factors. Assuming there is insurance to pursue, then once you are done with your medical treatment, then we can approach settlement with the homeowners insurance company.

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Will I Have to Go to Court?

Most dog bite attack cases settle. Court is always a possibility, just like with any legal matter. However, given how friendly Massachusetts dog bite laws are for victims, court, and trial, are both highly unlikely.

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How Do I Find a Dog Bite Accident Lawyer Near Me?

Hire us. We handle all Massachusetts dog bite cases and we will travel to you if that is more convenient.

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Do I Need a Lawyer if I was Bitten by a Dog?

It always make sense to have representation. The insurance company will only offer you a full and fair settlement when you have a qualified Massachusetts dog bite lawyer on your side.

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Do I Need A Boston, MA Dog Bite Attorney If My Dog Bites Someone?

Regardless if you own or rent your home, be sure to carry liability insurance. This will cover you in the event your dog bites someone. Be sure to always do your best to prevent your dog from biting someone.

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How Much is My Case Worth?

This depends on a few different factors. Since liability is generally automatic with these cases, the real issues that influence a settlement are just how bad your injuries are following the attack, and whether they are permanent.

Also, if there was any mental distress or PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) suffered, that too is factored into a settlement figure.

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