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.
Sadly, there are far too many pet owners who fail to do all that is necessary to protect others from their animals. Some simply allow their pets to roam free, while others choose to keep certain animals that are known to be aggressive. According to the state, pet owners are legally responsible for their animals’ actions, which means that they can be held financially liable if their pets attack — whether provoked or unprovoked.
Some may wonder what happens if pet owners lack the funds to cover damages. The truth is, if they are unable to pay out of pocket, if may be possible to submit insurance claims in efforts to seek compensation; however, insurance companies are likely to fight such claims. An experienced personal injury attorney can help fight pet owners and insurance companies for compensation. To learn more about this topic, please visit our firm’s website.
The consequences of animal bites include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages — among various others. Any of these can take a serious toll on one’s personal and professional lives. If this has happened to you or a loved one, with help, you can take the steps necessary to seek compensation for any damages sustained. A personal injury claim that is filed and successfully litigated in a Connecticut civil court could result in the awarding of a monetary judgment for any and all losses that are deemed recoverable.