If you, or someone you love, have been bitten or injured by a dog, you may be entitled to some form of compensation. Call a New Haven dog bite lawyer at Aeton Law immediately. We know the laws for the area and will be able to tell you how to proceed with your case.
It’s important if you’re bitten by a dog to seek medical attention within eight hours. You don’t want to risk an infection. You may need IV antibiotics to prevent serious infections. Each bite is unique and will require different treatment protocols. It’s very important that you see the doctor to ensure that your wound doesn’t become infected and to ensure that you remain healthy.
Report your dog bite injury to either animal control, a local police authority, or both. It’s important to report dog bites, especially if the dog is particularly aggressive. Sometimes dogs accidentally nip you while playing, however, other times the dog is aggressive and seeks out a person to bite. If you report it, and animal control or the police see a pattern, they can take appropriate measures to ensure that others aren’t bitten as well.
If you’re approached by an insurance company in regards to your dog bite, it’s important to consider your options. Don’t sign anything without first having a New Haven personal injury lawyer review the offer from the insurance company. You don’t want to accidentally sign away your rights to future compensation (including your potential future medical bills) for your dog bite case. Give us a call at (860) 785-2099 and find out what your options are if you, or someone you love, have been bitten by a dog.
- 1 What Should I Do if I Was Bitten by a Dog?
- 2 Who Do I Report A Dog Bite To In The State Of Connecticut?
- 3 Why Should I Hire A Dog Bite Lawyer With Aeton Law?
- 4 Who Is Responsible For Dog Bite Injuries?
- 5 What Type Of Compensation Can I Expect In A Dog Bite Case?
- 6 What Does Connecticut Law Say About Dog Bites
- 7 Are There Time Limits for Filing a Dog Bite Lawsuit?
- 8 Schedule A Free Consultation With A New Haven Dog Bite Lawyer
What Should I Do if I Was Bitten by a Dog?
If you’ve been bitten by a dog there are some steps that you should take to ensure your own safety. Many people will simply go home and wash off the dog bite, however, it’s important to see your doctor as soon as possible (or go to the emergency room) or within 8 hours of the dog bite. Your doctor will likely wash your wound and examine it to see how severe it is. If it needs sutures your doctor will give you sutures to close up the wound. You may have to have some IV antibiotics or antibiotic pills to prevent infection.
If you have not had a tetanus shot within the past 10 years your doctor may wish to update your tetanus shot. Your doctor will monitor your bit to make sure that you don’t get an infection. He or she may require that you keep your dog bite loosely bandaged to prevent any bacteria from entering the wound.
You may also wish to make some notes about the incident while it’s still fresh in your mind. If there are any witnesses you should also get their names and contact information. It’s easy to forget small details within a day or so of an incident so make sure that you jot these down before you forget them. They may help your court case if your dog bite situation goes to court.
Contact Aeton Law and talk to us about your dog bites and whether or not you should consider filing a lawsuit in regards to your dog bite. Our lawyers are experienced at dealing with dog bite cases in New Haven, Connecticut, and can help you determine if you have a case for your dog bite. The consultation is free so you have nothing to lose.
Who Do I Report A Dog Bite To In The State Of Connecticut?
In the state of Connecticut, you should report a dog bite incident to animal control or the local police municipality for the town in which the incident occurred. If you seek emergency care, you can ask the emergency center to send someone out to take your report or you can call them on your own after you leave the facility.
Why Should I Hire A Dog Bite Lawyer With Aeton Law?
Our lawyers know the laws for the Connecticut area and can best represent you in a court of law in regards to why you deserve compensation. Different areas have different laws and at Aeton Law, we know the laws for this area so you can rest assured that the local laws and regulations are being considered in your dog bite case.
Who Is Responsible For Dog Bite Injuries?
According to Connecticut’s dog bite statute CGS 22-357, a dog’s owner is liable for bites that the dog may cause to someone. However, if the person was trespassing or abusing or otherwise teasing or tormenting the animal, the law may not apply. The law may also apply to the recovery or damages to a person’s property. The Connecticut dog bite statute also covers situations wherein a dog knocks someone over and they become injured or the dog jumps on them and they become injured.
There are many fine details in the laws that you’ll want an attorney to help interpret for you before you decide if you should file a claim due to your dog bite. Even if you weren’t bitten by a dog, if you were knocked over or the dog jumped on you and injured you, you may still have a case. Always consult a New Haven dog bite lawyer to find out if you have a case under Connecticut law.
What Type Of Compensation Can I Expect In A Dog Bite Case?
If you, or someone you love, is bitten by a dog, you can expect to receive compensation for any medical bills, any future medical bills (in relation to the dog bite), pain and suffering, and any permanent disability due to your injuries of being bitten by a dog.
What Does Connecticut Law Say About Dog Bites
Per the United States Center For Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 4.5 million people have been bitten by a dog on an annual basis. Out of those 4.5 million, 800,000 of that bite will require medical treatment. Connecticut laws are typically in favor of the victim.
Are There Time Limits for Filing a Dog Bite Lawsuit?
In the state of Connecticut, you have 2 years from the date of the dog bite injury in which to file your lawsuit. If you don’t file your claim within this time frame you won’t be able to file a dog bite lawsuit. It’s important to call a New Haven dog bite lawyer at (860) 785-2099 as soon as possible after a dog bite to ensure that you’re fairly represented in a court of law for your dog bite.
If you, or someone that you love, have been bitten by a dog, you owe it to yourself to see if you should file a claim. At Aeton Law, our lawyers have decades of experience and can help you to navigate the court system. We work on a contingency fee basis so you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case in court. When you win your case, we take a percentage of your settlement for our fee. It’s really simple and easy and you’ll never be out-of-pocket. With a free consultation and contingency fee basis, you have nothing to lose. Give Aeton Law a call today and let us show you how we can help.
Schedule A Free Consultation With A New Haven Dog Bite Lawyer
A dog bite can be a serious injury. Even if it seems minor, it’s important to see your doctor as soon as possible or go to the emergency room. Infections can come on quickly and may be very painful. Your doctor will clean your bite and check for any serious damages to your body. He or she may give IV antibiotics to ensure that you don’t get an infection, or they may prescribe an antibiotic to be taken at home.
Avoid signing anything that is presented by the dog owners’ insurance company without seeking counsel from our legal team at Aeton Law. You don’t want to risk not being able to file a case because you agreed to a lower settlement or signed away your rights. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and agree to something like this if they approach you in the right fashion. simply direct them to your lawyer and avoid the entire scenario.
You owe it to yourself and your future to be wise and file a claim if you’ve been bitten by a dog. You may incur serious medical charges over your course of treatment and a settlement will help to defray those costs. We’re experienced at helping others with dog bite cases and other personal injury cases. Give our New Haven injury firm a call today at (860) 785-2099 and let’s get started on your case.