Injuries from a dog attack or bite are not only common, but can also be the most damaging — physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Serious lacerations and tooth punctures can cause debilitating pain. They can take longer to heal if the victim also must fight a dangerous infection or undergo surgery. Scarring or disfigurement often results from these injuries. Children and adults who feared dogs even before being bitten can suffer lifelong psychological effects. In the meantime, medical bills and anxiety mount, putting an enormous burden on the victim and his or her family.
No matter if the dog that bit you was known to you or belonged to a stranger, the owner or keeper of the dog could be held responsible for the damage caused by the animal.
Further, in Massachusetts, you do not have to be physically bitten by a dog to seek compensation. If you are injured running from or being knocked down by a dog, you may have a claim against the owner or keeper of the dog. Thomas & Wickenheiser, LLC will carefully review the circumstances of your case and explain the legal process for claiming the financial compensation you deserve. Fair compensation can cover past and future medical expenses, lost income, as well as pain and suffering. Our clients do not pay any legal fees unless they receive compensation