Dog Bite Accident FAQs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.