Dogs often make ideal companions. However, some dogs can cause serious injury when they attack.
Have you been injured in a dog bite accident in or around Worcester, Massachusetts? This experience can leave you facing such challenges as medical bills, lost wages, and more.
You may deserve to recover compensation for these losses. Review your case with a Worcester dog bite accident attorney at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. for more information. If you have grounds to take legal action, we can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed.
Massachusetts law regarding dog owner liability is fairly strict. If a dog attacks someone in Massachusetts, typically, its owner is liable for physical and/or property damage. It doesn’t matter whether the dog had no history of aggressive behavior or the dog’s owner took steps to prevent it from attacking others.
That said, unless a victim is under seven years of age, they are not eligible to recover compensation if they were injured in a dog bite accident when trespassing on someone else’s property. A dog’s owner also won’t be considered liable if a victim was attacked as a result of “teasing, tormenting or abusing” a dog.
How you may go about seeking compensation after being injured as a result of a Worcester dog bite accident can vary depending on certain factors. If the dog’s owner has the proper insurance, you can file a claim. If they aren’t insured, or if their insurance won’t offer a fair settlement, you can seek compensation by filing a lawsuit. Losses and damages for which you may pursue compensation include (but aren’t always limited to) the following:
Be aware that an insurance company may not immediately offer the full amount of compensation for which you’re eligible when you file a claim. To avoid financial losses, an insurer may attempt to convince you to settle for less than your claim is worth. They might even try to deny your claim altogether by falsely arguing that you were attacked because you provoked a dog.
These are key reasons to enlist the help of a Worcester dog bite accident lawyer. Our team can improve your chances of recovering compensation by:
Being injured because a dog unexpectedly attacked you can be a difficult experience. A qualified Worcester dog bite accident attorney at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. can ease some of your burdens in the aftermath of your attack by helping you recover compensation for your losses. Learn more about your options by contacting us online or calling us at 617-917-3917.