You deserve to be compensated for dog bites

Dogs are considered man’s best friend, but when it comes down to it, these creatures are still capable of causing you serious harm. Not all dogs are bad, but those who aren’t treated well or who have poor temperaments could cause you serious injury. There are times when dog bites can be linked back to an owner’s liability. When that’s the case, the owner could be held liable for your injuries and made to pay you compensation. Many dog bite cases are strict liability cases, which means that the owner will automatically be liable for the injuries caused to you Continue Reading

I was bitten by a dog. Now what?

Dogs are often described as man’s best friend, but in reality, this isn’t always the case. No matter what the owner tells you, any dog is capable of biting and causing serious injury. Even small breeds can do a lot of damage quickly, and dog bites also carry the risk of infection. Unfortunately, for dog bite victims, the bite is often just the beginning of a series of unpleasant experiences. Victims of dog bites from animals who are not up to date on their vaccinations may have to undergo painful rabies shot as well as medical treatment for the injury Continue Reading

Dog bite injuries in children: Who is most at risk?

Boston residents of any age may find themselves victims of dog bites or other animal attacks, but children can be especially vulnerable to being bitten because of their small size and because they may not know how to approach an unfamiliar dog. Dog bites often occur in the head and neck area as well as the arms and hands, leading to severe injuries that can require reconstructive surgery and rehabilitative therapy. A report released in 2010 by the Massachusetts Department of Health analyzed the data of all injuries to children and youth ages 0 to 19 and found that 2,152 Continue Reading

Animal bites: Beyond the dog

While dog bites may make the news most often in Massachusetts, they are not the only kind of injury that a person can suffer in an animal attack. If you are injured while interacting with another person’s cat, horse, other livestock animal or a wild animal being kept in captivity, it may still be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, injuries suffered from another animal are handled the same way when it comes to holding a party liable as dog bites. In general, the victim must show that the animal’s owner was negligent. This most often Continue Reading

Dog bites may be more common than most think

Dogs are considered man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean the relationship between man and canine is always positive. Dog bites are a more common occurrence in Massachusetts than some people may think, and when a pet owner’s negligence results in another person’s injury, litigation may follow. While the media often portrays a few breeds as the most likely to bite, any dog, regardless of the age or breed of the animal, can bite. According to reports, 4.5 million people in the United States were bitten by dogs in 2013. Despite the common image, only 5,581 of those bitten included Continue Reading

Girl requires 6 hours of facial surgery after animal attack

A 7-year-old girl has been viciously attacked by a chocolate lab. Now, after receiving surgery to reconstruct her face, her parents are fearful for her to be around any dog, even their family’s pet bulldog. The vicious animal attack occurred when a Labrador owned by a family friend attacked the young girl. The girl’s father told the media that he and his wife asked their daughter if she wanted them to get rid of their family dog and her only response was, “Why?” According to her parents, her answer was a sign of her innocent and loving heart. Her parents Continue Reading

An animal attack from a cat might necessitate hospitalization

A person who gets bitten by a cat might not think much of the bite. They might clean the bite and apply some sort of medication to it. A recent study done by the Mayo Clinic shows that self-treating a cat bite might not be a good idea. In fact, the study reveals that a cat bite to the hand might mean a hospital stay. A researcher for the study says that a cat’s teeth can drive bacteria deep into the affected tissue. This can lead to infection. The study looked at 193 cat bite patients who were bitten on Continue Reading