Dog Bite Laws
Connecticut has many laws in place to prevent dog bites from happening and to protect innocent victims’ rights. At Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, we believe that dogs are truly man’s best friend. We also recognize that dogs can be dangerous when they are startled or act aggressively. If you or a family member has been bitten by a dog, our Connecticut dog bite lawyers can make sure the law is upheld, and that you get the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Leash Laws
Connecticut has a variety of laws aimed at controlling dogs. The general statues of Connecticut do not mandate that dogs remain on leashes at all times. However, a dog’s owner must not allow their dog to roam on another person’s property, state parks, sidewalks, or public highways if it is not under their control. Furthermore, local governments may also have specific leash ordinances. Violating the state roaming law is an infraction punishable by a fine of $92.
Animal control officers may take into custody:
- Any roaming dog
- Dog without a tag or plate on its collar
- Unleashed dog
- Dog found injured on the highway
- Cruelly treated
Dog bite laws are designed to protect people. If a law was violated and you suffered a dog bite as a result, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers will stand up for your rights. Our Connecticut dog bite lawyers can help you build your case against the at-fault dog owner.
Who Is Responsible When a Dog Bites?
Connecticut’s dog bite statute makes a dog’s owner or keeper liable for any damages or injuries caused by the dog to a person’s body or property, unless the damage was sustained while the person was teasing, abusing, or tormenting the dog. This is a strict liability statute, and it does not require the victim to prove that the dog’s owner or keeper knew that the dog was vicious or was otherwise negligent. Someone other than the dog’s owner could be responsible for your dog bite injuries, under certain circumstances. It’s always best to speak to a dog bite lawyer, like those at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, about your options.
For More Information, Contact Carter Mario Injury Lawyers.
We know that dog bite injuries can cause physical, emotional, and financial suffering. That’s why we can help arrange your medical treatment, and we’ll travel to meet with you if you can’t come to our office.
If you’re the victim of a dog bite, you have rights. Your physical and emotional damages require compensation, and our Connecticut dog bite attorneys at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers want to help you. We’ll hold the at-fault dog owner responsible for your injuries.
Get in touch with our firm for more information.