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Dog Bites

Millions of people are bitten by dogs each year, many are children. Massachusetts law holds dog owners and keepers liable when their dog bites someone, unless a victim provoked the dog or was committing a wrongful act.

Since 1998, the Massachusetts Law Firm of Connell & Foresta has been helping victims of dog bites and other personal injury matters pursue appropriate compensation. We practice personal injury exclusively, and we know the laws inside and out. Contact our firm for a free initial consultation, today.

Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries

Pit bull dog bites and those from other breeds can cause broken bones, arm or ankle injuries, head injuries, and more. For the victim of a dog bite, expenses can add up fast. The experienced dog bite lawyers at Connell and Foresta help clients recover compensation for the cost of medical treatment and other expenses, including:

  • medical expenses
  • emergency room visits
  • prescription drug costs
  • physical therapy
  • reconstructive surgery
  • emotional trauma
  • psychiatric therapy
  • lost wages
  • insurance costs

Hiring Connell and Foresta

If you are a victim of a dog bite, insurance companies routinely offer as little as ten percent of the amount you'd receive if you hire a lawyer. We work on a contingency basis, which means if we don't recover compensation you pay no legal fees. Even after legal fees, you can recover more appropriate compensation with a lawyer by your side, than facing an insurance company alone.

Most personal injury cases settle without going to trial. Our experienced lawyers know the nuances of personal injury law and our goal is to present your dog bite case to the insurance company so that your claim is resolved without going to court.

In a dog bite case, negligent dog owners should be held responsible for the physical, emotional, and financial damage their pets may cause to you or your loved ones. To schedule a free consultation about a dog bite incident, contact Connell & Foresta today. No legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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