Victims who are unexpectedly bit and injured by a dog can suffer grave physical and emotional damages and can also suffer financial damages as well. For that reason, victims and their families should be aware of how the law protects them and the remedies that may be available to help them.
Dog bite liability in Connecticut
Connecticut dog bite liability law is described as strict liability. This means that the owner of a dog is responsible for the harm the dog caused regardless of if they know of the dog’s vicious propensities or were otherwise negligent. Dog owners are strictly liable for dog bites, attacks and injuries suffered by victims on property other than that of the dog owner. If the victim was trespassing at the time of the dog attack, or tormenting, teasing or abusing the dog at the time of the dog attack, the dog owner may not be liable for their damages.
Dog bite liability law provides expansive protections for victims injured by a dangerous or aggressive dog. Even if the dog does not seem dangerous or aggressive, if it injures the victim, the dog owner may be liable for their damages. Dog attack victims can suffer physical injuries that may require extensive medical treatment and care. A claim for damages may help the victim recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional injuries.
Being injured by a dog can leave physical and emotional trauma for the victim to deal with. Because of that, it is helpful for victims of dog attacks and their families to be familiar with the legal resources and protections available to help protect them.