Whether you’re a dog lover who calls your dog your fur baby or someone who generally doesn’t like dogs, it doesn’t change the fact that dogs are part of American life. We all cross paths with dogs more often than we think. Whether the dog is out for a walk, at the park, or even at home, there is always the risk that an encounter with a dog will go wrong.
Unfortunately dogs bite millions of people each year in the United States, and in a country where dogs are among the most popular pets, it’s no wonder that these injuries are so common. At Marcotte Law Firm in Lowell, we believe in holding owners responsible for their dogs’ actions.
Regardless of the breed, all dogs can inflict serious injuries if they bite. These injuries can be emotional as well as physical. Physical injuries from a dog include injuries from bites, scratches, and even injuries suffered when trying to avoid being bitten. And then over time, many of these injuries heal and cause permanent scars.
Emotional injuries include conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that victims have to deal with constantly. The constant between physical injuries and emotional injuries is that victims of dog bites are often left with injuries that are permanent.
If you or a loved one has sustained a dog bite injury, call us at (978) 458-1229 to set up a free consultation.Animal Bite Litigation
At Marcotte Law Firm, we have handled numerous dog bite injury cases throughout Massachusetts. We understand the importance of dog bite litigation, aiming to protect adults and the most vulnerable of victims ― children.
Dog bite injuries range in severity, from skin punctures and bruising, to facial wounds and broken cartilage and broken bones. A great number of bites become infected, adding to the potential harm an injury can cause. Dog’s mouths are full of harmful bacteria, making an otherwise normal injury one that can be life-threatening.Dangerous Dogs
It is important to note that any dog is capable of causing serious harm through a bite. However, some breeds are known for their aggressive behavior. The following are among some of the most dangerous dog breeds in terms of biting humans:
- Pit bulls
- German shepherds
- Alaskan malamutes
- Doberman pinschers
If you have been bitten by any of these breeds, or another dog, it is important to first seek medical attention and then get in touch with a personal injury attorney. In Massachusetts, the dog owner is automatically liable for the injuries caused by their dog’s bite. Regardless, it is usually important to gather the facts quickly, as finding out who the owner is and whether the owner has insurance is something that becomes more difficult as time passes.
We can help you gain compensation for your injuries, as well as hold the dog owner responsible ― which may help to prevent a dog attack in the future.Contact Us Today: We Offer Free Consultations
To set up a free consultation with an animal attack lawyer, contact our law office online or call us at (978) 458-1229.
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