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New London Dog Bite Lawyers

If you have been injured by a dog bite in New London, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help. Though dogs can be part of the family, they are still animals, and can turn vicious when you least expect it, going from man’s best friend to worst enemy in the blink of an eye. That’s why owners have a responsibility to keep their dogs from harming others. A dog attack can cause serious injuries, especially if the bite wound becomes infected. All too often, these attacks happen because an owner left their dog unattended or let it off the leash when they shouldn’t have.

At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we believe negligent owners should be held accountable for the injuries their dogs cause. Our personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of recovering significant compensation for dog bite victims across Connecticut. If you or someone you love has been injured by a dog, contact our New London dog bite lawyers at (860) 772-2280 right away.

Types of Injuries from Dog Bites

A dog attack can involve more than just a single bite, and the bite wound itself can be a gateway for infections and diseases. Injuries can be particularly deadly for small children and older adults. Some of the common injuries, illnesses, and complications resulting from dog bites include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Scars
  • Severe bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Infections, if wounds are not properly treated
  • Rabies or other diseases, if the dog has not been vaccinated
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In addition, the dog can knock the victim over or into nearby objects, causing further injury. If you have suffered any kind of serious injuries from a dog attack, our New London dog bite lawyers are ready to discuss the specifics of your case and how you might hold the owner liable for your injuries.

Seeking Medical Attention After a Dog Bite

If you have been attacked by a dog, particularly if it is a dog you do not know, you should always see a doctor. This is both for your own medical wellbeing and to have a documented account of the attack and your injuries. Make sure to tell your doctor everything that happened, and whether you know about the dog’s vaccination history. Even if you think you are fine, it is best to have a doctor check the extent of your injuries and look for signs of infection. Throughout your treatment, keep careful records of your expenses. This will be used to prove how much compensation you deserve during your lawsuit.

Reporting a Dog Bite in New London

A dog bite is not like a car accident – there will not likely be a claims and investigation process involving the police and insurance companies. To make an eventual personal injury claim easier for yourself later on, it is best to have as many official records of the attack as possible. Reporting the bite to your doctor is one smart move, but another is to report the bite to New London Animal Control, which you can reach at (860) 447-5231. This will give you further documentation to help with your case. Animal Control may even conduct an investigation that could turn up additional evidence in your favor.

Who is liable for a dog bite in New London?

In general, pet owners are responsible for the pets’ actions. Different states take different approaches to how far this responsibility goes. Connecticut goes further than many states by making dog bites a ‘strict liability’ issue. Under state law, it does not matter if the dog has attacked in the past. Even if this is the first time it has bit someone, the owner can still be held liable. New London has additional city ordinances that require dogs to be leashed at all city parks and playgrounds and to be kept away from city beaches.

Generally speaking, if you were attacked by a dog, the owner can be held liable for your injuries. The only exceptions would be if you were trespassing on the owner’s property or knowingly provoked the dog. If you file a personal injury suit, the owner may try to hurl these accusations at you, but an experienced New London dog bite lawyer can help you dismantle a phony defense.

Recovering Damages in a Personal Injury Suit

If you were bitten by a dog due to the owner’s negligence, you could recover serious compensation in a personal injury suit. With the help of an experienced New London dog bite attorney, you could recover damages for a number of costs, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Any property damage you suffered in the attack
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost income, if the attack left you temporarily or permanently disabled
  • Transportation and other expenses
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Any combination of these damages could add up to a huge settlement or court verdict. For example, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers helped one dog bite victim recover $275,000 for her injuries. Each case involves different factors and varies in recovery amounts, but our New London dog bite lawyers handle all of them with the same hard work and dedication.

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Recovering from a dog bite is hard. In addition to dealing with bite wounds and other injuries, you could be fighting off an infection, or even a serious disease. You may even be uncomfortable around man’s best friend for years to come. You don’t have to face this time alone. With the Power of Perkins on your side, you could hold the negligent owner accountable for your injuries and win compensation to aid in your recovery.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is ready to help you however we can. Our New London dog bite lawyers have years of experience fighting for bite victims like you across Connecticut. We fight aggressively and do everything within our power to help our clients maximize their compensation. Best of all, you will only pay if we win. So if you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog in New London, don’t hesitate. Call Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers now at (860) 772-2280 to connect with a New London personal injury lawyer and get started on your case.

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