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
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 bit 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, 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 bit 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.