While some dog breeds are recognized to be more likely to bite than others, any dog can cause a serious bite. At the Law Office of Vincent N. Amendola Jr., LLC, in West Haven, Connecticut, we represent the victims of dog bites and other animal attacks. We understand the physical and emotional pain that these bites can cause, so we work hard to help our clients achieve the best possible results through legal action.
When you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal interests. At the Law Office of Vincent N. Amendola Jr., LLC, we use our experience and knowledge of Connecticut dog bite law to help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.
Under our state’s law, pet owners are strictly liable for personal injuries caused by their dogs. This means that, if a dog causes personal injury to a person or that person’s property, the owner (or keeper) is responsible for the damage. In other words, a dog does not get a “free bite” under Connecticut law.
There are a few exceptions to this strict liability. When the dog bite occurred while a person was illegally trespassing, tormenting or abusing the dog, for example, the dog owner may have a viable defense.
To talk about your dog bite with a lawyer, contact the Law Office of Vincent N. Amendola Jr., LLC, by calling 203-680-8710 to schedule a confidential consultation. You may also complete our online contact form.