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Bite Back with a Dog Bite Lawyer
- Boston, MA
- Suffolk County, MA
- Norfolk County, MA
- Middlesex County, MA
- Plymouth, MA
- Bristol County, MA
- Barnstable County, MA
- Cambridge, MA
- Braintree, MA
- Cape Cod, MA
Why You Need a Dog Attack Lawyer
Every year, dogs bite nearly 5 million Americans. Out of those, about 800,000 victims require medical care. That translates to about one dog bite in 70 people in the US every year. Common injuries from dog bites include:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Diseases including rabies
Because of these injuries, there are numerous medical complications that can arise from dog bites. Even if your wound doesn’t seem severe, you should still visit a doctor because of the risk of diseases. These can require anything a few stitches to intense medical treatments like rabies shots.
In addition, dog bites can be a source of deep puncture wounds. These injuries are the result of a dog’s canine tooth punching deep into a human’s skin. Dog’s mouths are breeding grounds for bacteria, and their teeth can inject diseases so deeply into a person’s skin that they can’t be treated with surface-level solutions like rubbing alcohol or soap and require antibiotic drugs.
If you or a member of your family received a wound from a dog bite or attack, a personal injury lawyer like William Crowley may be able to help you.
Massachusetts Dog Bite Law
Fortunately for victims, Massachusetts has strict dog bite liability laws. A dog owner will be liable for the damage inflicted by his pet unless the victim was trespassing on the owner’s property or abusing the dog. Also, the law assumes that children under the age of 7 are always the victims in a dog attack situation regardless of their circumstances. In these scenarios, the burden of proof is on the dog owner, meaning they must decisively disprove the victim’s accusations.
If you have any questions about whether your scenario constitutes a dog bite attack under Massachusetts state law, consult a lawyer.
Looking for Lawyers for Dog Bites? Look No Further than William J. Crowley
If you need a lawyer to represent you in a dog bite lawsuit, you can trust attorney Crowley. For more than 30 years, he’s provided sound legal representation for the people of the Boston, MA area. He has the combination of legal aptitude, background experience, and level-headed demeanor that every client will want on their side. If you have any questions about your case, contact attorney William Crowley today for your free consultation.
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