Although a dog may be man's best friend, these animals can often act in a way that is out of the human owner's control.
Under Suffolk County, Massachusetts common law, an owner or caretaker for a dog may be help strictly liable for the damages caused by the dog after an attack or biting incident.
In some states, it must be shown that the dog owner knew the dog had hurt another person before. In other cases, even a first bite can result in a finding of strict liability. Of course, if the owner is negligent then other types of liability can be imposed.
Attacks by some breeds of dogs can cause severe injury or even death, but even bites by small dogs can cause pain and infection.
Find out more about how a personal injury attorney that focuses on dog bite cases in Suffolk County, Massachusetts might be able to help you pursue justice in your case.
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Lawyer Referral Service in Boston, MA - For more than 50 years, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) has sponsored a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). The community based non-profit service helps individuals find a local attorney in Boston, Suffolk County, and the surrounding areas of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Hundreds of attorneys participate in the program and serve on one of 300 different practice area panels. In exchange for a $25 consultation fee, you can have a 30 minute consultation with the attorney to discuss the case and the attorney fees needed for additional representation.