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.


Charles S. Pappas
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Massachusetts injury lawyer & workers' compensation attorney serving accident victims in Webster & Framingham.