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Animal Bites Archives

Breed bans are intended to prevent serious animal bites

On any given day, the news media may feature a story concerning a serious attack caused by a family pet. In spite of the number of states that have responded by enacting breed specific laws (BSL), the risks of becoming a victim of animal bites have not dropped appreciably. Unfortunately, as many Connecticut residents know all too well, any pet with teeth can bite.

Woman ordered to pay victim for serious animal bites

One of the greatest responsibilities a pet owner faces is ensuring that his or her pet does not cause harm to innocent victims. While most state that their dogs do not pose a threat, any animal is capable of inflicting serious animal bites under the wrong circumstances. Recently, a Connecticut judge ordered a pet owner to pay a victim for the harm she suffered in an attack.

Woman handed jail time for her dogs' attack in 2014

Many people devote much time and attention to their four-legged companions. However, no matter how much they are doted on, these pets are still capable of inflicting grievous injuries. There have been several recent accounts of Connecticut victims suffering serious animal bites when dogs were able to escape from their homes or owners.

Sometimes families wait for justice after motorcycle accidents

It happens at times that an investigation into a fatal wreck takes Connecticut officials several weeks to complete. When families are awaiting news as to what may have led to a the loss of a loved one, the wait may feel like justice delayed. However, in the case of many motorcycle accidents, it can take considerable time to conduct interviews and examine all of the evidence.

Animal bites leave more than physical pain for victims

Americans spend billions of dollars every year taking care of their pets. However, while the majority of these animals are peaceful family members, there is always a risk of serious animal bites in certain circumstances. An elderly Connecticut man recently suffered serious injuries when a neighbor's dog attacked.

When man's best friend isn't and you are a victim of animal bites

America's love affair with its pets is well-known and usually encouraged. Nevertheless, pets are still animals and, in the wrong circumstances, could end causing you or a loved one to suffer from serious animal bites. Connecticut hospitals treat their share of these types of injuries.

Mail carriers working harder and facing increased animal bites

Brick and mortal stores are not the only ones feeling the pain from the growth in online shopping and home delivery services. Along with the increased demands on package and mail carriers, there is the painful increases in animal bites. Mail carriers in Connecticut likely have their own tales of encounters with unfriendly pets.

How frequently do animal bites occur?

Millions of Americans are the proud owners of dogs. It is believed that there are nearly 70 millions dogs currently living in the country, quite a few of which can be found in Connecticut. Thankfully, there are numerous pet owners who never have issues with their animals being aggressive; however, there are those who do, and they may be held responsible when animal bites occur.

The benefits of seeking compensation following animal bites

Connecticut residents who have been attacked by animals know that the resulting damages can have long-lasting effects. Following animal bites, victims may experience numerous health and physical issues -- from illnesses to disfigurements and beyond. Aside from the physical effects, such attacks can also cause emotional and monetary damages. Have you found yourself dealing with this type of situation? If you have, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.

Animal bites lead to lawsuit against pit bull owner

Many Connecticut residents may experience anxiety whenever they go for walks. One never knows whether dog owners will make sure their dogs are restrained on leashes, and it only takes one dog that acts aggressively to instigate others -- sometimes with devastating consequences. Animal bites led to a lawsuit that was recently filed in another state after a woman and her dog were attacked by another person's pet pit bull.