Being attacked by someone’s pet can be an extremely frightening experience. Not only are victims in severe pain, but they can also feel defenseless and a heightened sense of panic. After an animal attack or dog bite, you may face expensive medical treatment, permanent scarring, lasting trauma and animal phobias. While nothing can undo what you have gone through, it is important to understand that you may have a legal right to compensation for your injuries.
In Connecticut, an individual can be held legally responsible if his/her pet attacks and injures another person. There are a few exceptions to this law. If you were trespassing on private property or if you tormented or abused the animal, you may not be able to sue for compensation after an animal attack. A personal injury attorney can help you understand these nuanced laws as they relate to your specific circumstances.
At Ganim Legal, P.C., we are here to help after you have been bitten by a dog or injured by any other animal. Attorney Paul Ganim is a highly experienced personal injury lawyer with nearly 25 years of practice. He has an in-depth knowledge of animal attack laws in our state and how to secure compensation for a wide range of animal-inflicted injuries.
When you work with our law firm, we will fully investigate the circumstances in your case, looking for every piece of evidence that the animal owner’s negligence resulted in your injuries. This can include:
- Unleashed dogs
- Animals with a history of aggression or attacks
- Dogs escaping through open gates
- Aggressive breeds such as pit bulls and Rottweilers
Our Bridgeport dog bite injury lawyer offers free consultations to all prospective clients. Contact our law firm at 203-864-6625 to schedule your first meeting.