Dog Bite/Animal Attack

The owner or keeper of a dog is liable in Connecticut for any injury or damage resulting from a bite or an attack. Dog bites are often serious injuries, and you should consult a qualified, experienced lawyer about your rights to compensation if you were attacked by a dog.

At the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz, I represent victims of dog bites or any animal attack. Based in Stamford, I handle cases in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut. I have obtained numerous settlements in claims for dog bites and other personal injury claims.

What You Need To Know About Dog Attacks

  • If the dog bit you, your child or any family member, the dog owner or keeper is liable for damages under Connecticut's dog bite statute. Compensation for a dog bite or attack may include payment for medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and mental anxiety and fear.
  • The owner or keeper is responsible even if the dog was on a leash.
  • There is no "one free bite." It does not matter if the dog has not bitten anyone before or shown vicious behavior. Any breed of dog can cause serious bites.
  • The dog does not have to actually bite. A person who is knocked down and suffers injury while being chased by an aggressive dog can collect damages.

Dog Bite Accidents And Injuries

Injuries from animal bites often result in serious injury requiring medical treatment, including permanent scarring, infection, rabies shots, nerve and tissue damage, and reconstructive surgery.

Damages may include medical costs (including reconstructive surgery), lost wages, pain and suffering, and compensation for any permanent scarring or disfigurement.

Personal Attention, Aggressive Representation

If you have been seriously injured by a dog, please contact me online, or reach me at 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110. I offer a free case evaluation, including weekend consultations by appointment. You pay no attorney's fees unless I recover damages for you.