Dogs that are aggressive or untrained must be properly restrained in order to prevent them from causing property damage or personal injury. When a dog owner fails to keep his or her pet on a leash, use a muzzle when necessary, or pen up a dog to prevent an attack, the pet owner could be held responsible if the unrestrained dog attacks an innocent person. Dog owners and keepers in Connecticut are liable for injury to persons or property under Conn. Gen. Stat. 22-357. The Rotatori Law Firm can provide a skilled Stamford dog bite lawyer to handle your case if you have been attacked by a dog.
With 50 years in practice, we have taken on an immeasurable amount of dog bite cases. Some of the most recent successes that we have achieved include:
$135,000.00 recovered for a woman who was attacked by a dog and suffered a right arm injury after a PJR was placed on the home of the defendant.
$ 95,000.00 recovered for a school teacher attacked by a dog while riding her twelve-speed bicycle sustaining a knee injury.
$42,500.00 recovered for a plaintiff that was bit by a bull mastiff in the stomach at a state park with no insurance coverage!
$35,000.00 recovered for a plaintiff who suffered cervical spine and neck soft tissue injuries when a quarter horse leaped livestock fencing and attacked.
Initially, dog bites can cause painful puncture and tear wounds, but the damage does not stop there. In addition to puncture wounds and permanent scarring, many of our clients have also suffered:
Dog bites are difficult to clean, which means they carry a high risk of infection. If you've been attacked by a dog, seek immediate medical attention to ensure the wound is cleaned. Otherwise, you could suffer a serious infection such as tetanus, staph, or sepsis (blood poisoning). Such infections can even occur after you've received medical attention because of how difficult it is to keep the wound clean. Dog bites can also cause long-term or permanent scars that affect the victim's self-esteem.
Homeowner liability policies often exclude insurance coverage for various types of dogs if there is not a special insurance rider. This can result in no liability insurance coverage under the owner's premises liability insurance policy. Our Stamford dog bite attorneys can determine if the defendant has a valid liability policy that will indemnify them for damages caused by the dog.
Dogs such as Pit Bulls are often excluded under homeowner liability insurance policies. This means that any homeowner who makes a material misrepresentation of facts on an application for homeowner insurance or fails to disclose certain dog breeds may have his or her insurance coverage voided after your claim is made for the dog attack.
Attorney Peter Rotatori III has represented clients bitten and injured by German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Huskies, Chow Chows, Dobermans, Pit Bulls, and Dachshunds. He also handles every case personally. When you hire a Stamford dog bite lawyer from our firm, you can be sure of receiving the highest quality service and representation. Our firm also operates on a contingency-fee basis so that you are always able to afford our services. Schedule your free initial case evaluation right away. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help!