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Our Boston Dog Bite Lawyers Are Experts At Recovering Massachusetts Dog Attack Damages Stemming From Massachusetts Dog Bite Incidents.

Massachusetts state law allows victims of Massachusetts dog attacks to recover compensation from a dog owner or dog keeper for: :

  1. Negligence that resulted in injury;
  2. Violation of laws prohibiting dogs from roaming unrestrained; and
  3. Continued possession of an animal that has caused injuries in the past.

When a Massachusetts dog is under a restraining order by an Animal Control Officer and subsequently injures an individual, the dog owner or keeper may be liable for three times the value of the damages suffered by the Massachusetts dog bite victim.

Who Will Pay for My Medical Expenses and Other Damages Resulting From an Animal Attack? Our Boston Dog Bite Lawyers Have More Than Two Decades of Experience in Maximizing Your Recovery of Massachusetts Dog Attack Damages.

Most Massachusetts homeowner’s insurance policies cover liability for Massachusetts dog bite bodily injury claims. This means that the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance policy will generally pay compensation for your dog bite damages in the event that their dog attacks you and causes you injuries.

If you are a victim who is friends with the dog owner, you need not worry about the costs they will incur in paying for your monetary damages because it is likely that the dog owner’s homeowner's policy will cover the attack as part of their personal liability policy.

In some instances, however, since homeowner’s insurance is optional, and many dog owners or keepers rent apartments or condominiums and do not have such insurance, it may be difficult to recover compensation. Furthermore, some insurance companies exclude injuries caused by dogs in their policy. Thus you should contact our Boston dog bite attorneys and Boston personal injury lawyers immediately, who may have to take the necessary steps to seek direct reimbursement from the dog owner. This is a complicated course of action in which our dog bite attorneys may be able to attach the defendant dog owner’s real estate or personal property to secure compensation for your dog bite injuries.

Regardless of the dog owner or dog keeper’s financial situation, the most important concern is that you get compensated for your injuries resulting from the dog attack. This type of accident can cause not only physical scarring, but emotional trauma as well. Our Boston attorneys will make sure to get you the compensation that you deserve.

The Massachusetts dog attack attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates can also help you investigate the dog’s history to identify any previous vicious behavior or any safety or health violations previously committed by the dog’s owner or keeper. Our skilled Boston dog bite injury lawyers will also look into alternative insurance coverage under which you may be able to recover money for your dog bite injuries. Our Boston dog bite attorneys can help you seek compensation either through a negotiated settlement or litigation.

How Long Will it Take Me to Receive Money for my Claim?

Once you are finished with your recovery and receiving medical treatment, our Massachusetts dog bite attorneys will then finish gathering evidence for your case and work to settle your case with the insurance company or the dog owner or keeper. After the evidence is gathered, a case could settle in as little as 2 months. Sometimes, however, cases could take years to settle.

How Much is My Claim Worth?

Jury awards for Massachusetts dog attacks vary widely. Financial compensation for Massachusetts dog bite injuries generally depends on the severity of your physical injuries, how long your symptoms last, any disfigurement or scarring you have, and any impairment to the functioning of your lifestyle. While it is harder to prove emotional injuries, our Boston dog bite lawyers understand the psychological trauma that our clients experience after a Massachusetts dog bite attack, and we will fight to gain you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering resulting from the dog attack.

Examples of Dog Bite Case Settlements:

  • A 10 year old Massachusetts girl recently settled her dog bite case for $44,500 regarding a pit bull attack. The young girl was at the defendant/dog owner’s home when the attack occurred. The defendant had brought the pit bull into a room and the dog attacked the girl without provocation. The dog bit her face, specifically the upper portion of the plaintiff’s nose. The dog also had a history of aggression, which was recognized by the community.

  • A New York man was attacked by an American Staffordshire Terrier and was recently awarded $100,000 for past pain and suffering and $50,000 for future pain and suffering. Although the dog was on a leash, it managed to successfully attack the victim. The dog also had a documented history of aggressive behavior.

  • A Massachusetts dog scheduled to be euthanized because of a previous attack bit a second woman, 23, in the face the day before it was to be put down. The woman suffered serious injury to her lips and nose and was awarded $550,000 for her damages.
We have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients injured in dog attacks. Call us at (617) 787-3700 for a free case review where we can help assess the value of your claim or email our Boston dog attack lawyers today at
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