DID A DOG ATTACK YOU?
You’ve been attacked by a vicious dog and now you’re struggling with medical bills; you’ve likely had to take time off of work to seek treatment, which may have included a trip to the ER.
Don’t let an owner’s negligence cost you more than it already has. Consult Connecticut dog bite lawyers and fight for the compensation you deserve. Our dog bite injury attorneys will be with you with you every step of the way until an appropriate financial settlement is reached. With offices in Hartford, Bridgeport, New London, Waterbury and New Haven, we represent animal attack victims and their families throughout Connecticut.
Damages caused by dog bites are usually covered by the owner’s insurance. If you have been the victim of a dog bite injury, the attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will not let you be a victim again by an insurance company that refuses to pay you fair compensation.
Dog Bites: Quick Facts
While dog bites aren’t as common as some other types of personal injury, the severity of each incident can vary greatly. There are some common dog bite statistics that appear consistently in a variety of dog attack reports.
The list can include:
- 25% of fatal attacks involved chained dogs
- 70% of bites occur to an extremity
- 92% of attacks involve male dogs
- 90% of those male dogs have not been neutered
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog that is not your own, you may be eligible to pursue a compensation lawsuit. At our firm, we have a team of skilled dog bite lawyers who are able to advise you on the best course of action.
Local Injury Law Firm Helping Dog Bite Victims
The majority of dog bite victims in the United States are young children. Aggressive dogs bite more than 500,000 people annually resulting in 12 fatalities a year, and although suffering an injury is not easy to deal with under any circumstance, an unprovoked dog attack can be an incredibly traumatic experience with long-lasting physical, emotional and psychological effects – especially for young victims.
Whether you or your children have been attacked by a neighbor’s or stranger’s dog, you have the right to seek compensation for:
- Medical fees
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical expenses
- Plastic surgery
- Emotional trauma
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Nerve damage
- Damaged personal property
- Attorney fees
It’s an unfortunate fact that over HALF of the dog bite cases involve children under 12 years of age. With this in mind, the best thing that a parent can do is to educate their children about the dangers of other people’s dogs.
Here are some easy things that you can teach your children to try and keep them safe from dog bites:
- NEVER bother a dog that you don’t know.
- NEVER treat a dog badly (do not hit it with sticks, do not kick it, etc.).
- NEVER approach a dog that you don’t know.
- ALWAYS try to stay calm around dogs that are not your own.
- ALWAYS stand still if a dog approaches you. Running away will make it chase you.
- ALWAYS talk in a whisper or quiet voice around dogs that you don’t know.
While these are just some simple tips, they are all supported by the American Humane Association and offer excellent ideas to help keep your loved ones safe when they are around unfamiliar dogs.
Get Help From Our Accident Team
The Connecticut dog bite lawyers of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers know the effects of a dog bite injury are more than skin deep. We take the emotional trauma you or your child has gone through into account during negotiations, and will not let dog owners and insurance companies take advantage of you.
We proudly offer our clients:
- Free initial consultation
- Flexible appointment schedule
- Home visits for clients without transportation
- Personal service through the Perkins case management system
We also operate on a contingency fee basis – if you do not receive money, we do not get paid. With over 140 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge and resources to handle your personal injury lawsuit.
Here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we have offices in the New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford & Waterbury. We also provide free initial case evaluations to help determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit, and our investigators are ready to visit you to discuss your new case anywhere in the state.