Frequent Questions on Workers’ Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accidents, and More
We have answered a lot of questions over the years, and want all injury victims to have the benefit of our experience. Browse our FAQ page to find answers on construction accidents, car crashes, work accidents, and wrongful death.
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Who Pays a Dog Bite Victim a Settlement in a Dog Bite Case?
Generally, the homeowner’s insurance policy for the dog owner is available to offer coverage for any damages an individual sustained from a dog bite or attack. Many insurance companies, however, have excluded certain breed of dogs from insurance coverage, such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. In that situation, or in a situation where the dog owner doesn’t have a homeowner’s insurance policy (such as a renter), the owner of the dog may be subject to personal liability if their dog causes personal injuries to a person.
This is why it is very important to identify the dog owner. If you do not know who owns the dog that bit you, you may never be able to obtain financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
Speak to an Experienced Injury Attorney About a Dog Bite Case
If you or someone you know has been attacked or bitten by a dog you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. The attorneys at Mahaney & Pappas, LLP have handled numerous dog bite cases and recovered full compensation for our clients injuries and losses.
Call us today at 508-879-3500 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation. We offer contingent fees on dog bite cases, which means, we don’t earn a legal fee until and unless you recover compensation.
If I am bitten by a dog, is the dog owner covered by insurance?
When we meet with people, who have been bitten and injured by someone else's dog or other pet, they usually ask if there is any insurance that would cover their injuries and losses. Generally, the dog owner's home owner's insurance policy would cover any damages caused by their dog. Remember, Massachusetts follows a strict liability standard for dog bite cases. The dog owner, therefore, may be held liable and legally responsible for the damages his or her dog causes, even if the dog owner is not necessarily negligent. Generally, damages are the only matter at issue and the home owner's insurance policy will normally cover the damages.
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