Experienced, Knowledgeable Lawyer Representing Dog Bite Victims
Dog bites and other animal attacks can leave lasting physical and emotional scars. Doctors often warn of the dangers of infection. Emergency surgery followed by possible additional plastic surgery later may be required.
Long-lasting scarring is common, with accompanying depression, likely when scars are visible and lead to shunning. Meanwhile, the injured person may show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Some dog bite cases are fatal, leaving grieving family members in shock.
At the Taunton, Massachusetts, Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray, P.C., our lawyers offer a free initial consultation for victims of dog bites and other animal attacks to explain your rights to compensation.
Massachusetts Dog Bite Laws Spell Out Strict Liability
If you or a loved one or family member has been attacked by a Rottweiler, German shepherd, pit bull, security dog or any type of dog, under Massachusetts law, the owner of the dog is automatically liable for injuries suffered from bites or attacks.
This means that you do not have to prove the owner of the dog was negligent in causing your injury. The owner of the dog cannot use any defenses, and the judge will instruct the jury that they must find a verdict in favor of the injured person. Another name for this law is strict liability. The question left to be decided in a dog bite case is how much compensation you deserve for your injury.
Keys To Achieving Maximum Recovery After A Dog Bite
From our experience representing injured people, our lawyers understand how insurance companies value dog bite cases. This knowledge helps us obtain the maximum recovery for you. Our lawyers will use a professional photographer to highlight the injury.
We will also have your injury evaluated by a plastic surgeon to determine if plastic surgery can eliminate the scar. Plastic surgery can usually reduce scars from dog bites but cannot eliminate them entirely. Especially when the injured person is a child, surgeons often recommend additional surgery in future years.
When scarring is on the face or other visible areas of the body, disfigurement may carry a high social cost on top of medical costs. Projected long-term expenses and losses should be accounted for in an injury claim or lawsuit.
Other Animal Attacks And Accidents Caused By Animals
Consult with an attorney at the Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray, P.C., for guidance in an injury claim regarding any other type of animal attack. We can also advise you after an accident that was not an attack but was caused by an animal — such as when a dog off leash causes a bicycle accident.
To receive the maximum compensation in any dog bite or animal-related case, your attorney has to be willing to try it before a judge and jury. Trying cases is something the Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray, P.C., has done successfully, time and time again, for clients in Taunton and surrounding communities.
We handle all dog bite and other animal attack cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no attorneys’ fees unless we make a recovery for you.
Free Consultation For Personal Injury Cases
Contact the dog bite lawyers at the Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray, P.C., in Taunton, Massachusetts, for prompt help and advice after an animal attack or accident. Reach us by email or by phone at 508-203-4321 or +1-800-416-2667.