If you or a family member is injured by an animal, your first step is to gather the full name and the contact information – including address – of the pet owner. Depending on the severity of the bite/accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other financial aspects. Connecticut State law holds pet owners responsible for injuries caused by their pets, and owner liability is often covered under homeowner’s insurance.
Connecticut’s liability laws are so strict that it is likely you will not be required to prove that the owner was negligent, simply that the owner was generally responsible for the animal. Yet, without a dog bite attorney and legal representation to determine financial liability, the insurance company may pay you just a small percentage of the amount to which you would be entitled. That said, don’t wait to contact a dog and animal bite attorney who specializes in such legal services. The sooner you explore legal representation as an option, the more successfully you can begin to build your case and be compensated for all recoverable expenses.
Why Hire a Connecticut Dog Bite Lawyer?
Experiencing an animal bite can be traumatic and more serious than you might expect. If injured, you may be required to undergo vaccinations, be at risk for infection, undergo physical therapy to recover from muscle damage, or even require reconstructive procedures. Children and the elderly are less able to defend themselves against a dog bite or pet attack, often resulting in increased severity and trauma.
According to Connecticut State law, you may be due compensation for pain and suffering caused by the animal injury. The Connecticut attorneys at American Legal Services LLC can help guide you through the process of considering which questions to discuss with medical professionals to ensure thorough treatment. When you are injured by a dog or another animal, our legal expertise can help you navigate the laws surrounding compensation for your expenses and help alleviate the stress that comes with pursuing rightful compensation. Our CT law firm has the background and knowledge to successfully negotiate with insurance companies for the full compensation you are due.
Contact American Legal Services LLC today to speak with an attorney and inquire what compensation you may be due as a result of an dog bite, mauling, or other pet-related injury. Our initial consultation does not obligate you to utilize our services, but it will help to shed light on the issues you may be facing and the assistance you deserve.