Dog Bites

Get Compensation for Injuries and Accidents

Bites from dogs, cats, and other animals can lead to serious injuries. Children especially are more vulnerable to injuries from animal attacks because of their delicate size. Dogs of all breeds can cause severe damage to people, including large dogs such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, and even smaller dogs such as Terriers and Chihuahuas.

Dogs and other animals can be responsible for accidents and injuries that include:

  • Serious infections
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Permanent disfigurement/scars
  • Damage to bone, muscle, and nerve
  • Vehicle accidents
  • And other injuries and losses/psychological injuries

Whatever type of injuries or accidents you have suffered because of a dog or other animal, we at Donovan & Morello, LLP are ready to advocate for your best interests and full financial compensation.

If you have been injured by a dog or another animal in Meriden, Middletown, or a surrounding area, contact our Cromwell dog bite and animal attack attorneys for a consultation. We can discuss your claim and help you seek compensation for your injuries. As experienced trial attorneys, we have a history of success representing injury claims and have earned a reputation as proven advocates in our fields.

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Dog Bite Laws in Connecticut - Strict Liability

In Connecticut, the state imposes strict liability on dog owners if their dog injures another individual. A dog owner can be held legally responsible if their dog inflicts any type of injuries - even non-bite injuries - regardless of whether the dog owner knew of the dog's viciousness or past history of aggression. Negligence does not have to be proved under this statute.

Who Pays for the Costs of My Animal Attack Injuries?

Injuries caused by animals, such as dog bites, cat bites, and other animal injuries, are typically covered under homeowner's insurance. A victim can file a claim with the dog owner to seek damages for medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement, disability, pain and suffering, and more. Our dog injury lawyers can analyze your claim and help you identify viable sources of recovery and what you can expect.

To get started, contact our attorneys.