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Fairfield County Dog Park Injuries Attorney

Immediately following a serious injury or attack, you will need to speak with a qualified dog bite lawyer in New Canaan, Connecticut who can protect your rights, advocate for your interests, and demand justice for your damages. Choosing our firm means you can work with a compassionate team of professionals who are all committed to helping you through every stage of your case.

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nimals of all types can be powerful and unpredictable and can cause serious injuries under the wrong circumstances. For this reason, Connecticut places a high burden of care upon those who keep domesticated animals and hold them strictly liable, under most circumstances, for the damage they cause.

Despite these strict Connecticut dog laws, defenses are available to dog owners, and liability for a bite or attack is not a foregone conclusion. Moreover, proving the full extent of a dog bite injury can be challenging for plaintiffs.

With our ample experience handling dog bite and animal attack cases, injured victims and their families can count on a New Canaan personal injury lawyer from Brickley Law to safeguard their interests and obtain fair compensation for their injuries.

How Connecticut Dog Laws Work

Connecticut dog laws make owners and keepers of dogs strictly liable for injuries they cause, subject to some exceptions. This means that a New Canaan personal injury attorney need not show that an owner or keeper was actually negligent in keeping the animal but must only show that none of the exceptions apply.

These exceptions include:

  • Cases where the victim was trespassing or committing some other tortious act at the time of the incident (although a presumption against this exists if the victim is under 7 years of age)
  • Incidents where the victim instigated the attack by abusing, teasing or tormenting the animal

Moreover, liability under Connecticut dog laws includes injuries caused by an attack and may extend to more indirect circumstances such as when a dog causes a car accident by running in front of a car or indirectly injures an adult or child in a dog park.

Call to Discuss Your Dog Bite Case with a New Canaan Lawyer

At Brickley Law we understand the intricacies of Connecticut dog laws. Our firm offers ample free parking and contingency fees for personal injury cases. If you think you may have a dog bite case, call us today at (203) 599-3600 or contact us online.

Past Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements

$85K Dog Bite

Client and her dog bitten while walking on the street. Client and her dog fully recovered without scarring.

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