Dog bites often inflict serious injuries. Even when wounds fully heal, they may leave scars and require weeks or months of rehabilitation. Most states have existing statutes allowing dog bite victims to file claims seeking financial recovery from the pet’s owner.
If you have been bitten by a dog or attacked by another animal, you may be eligible to seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain and suffering
Your rights as a victim of a dog bite depend on the laws in your state. Rhode Island’s main dog bite statute is Section 4-13-16 and Massachusetts’s main dog bite statute is Chapter140 Section155, both of which allow a victim to recover compensation, but the statutes are complex. If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, contact the Law Offices of Gregory Schadone, Ltd for a free consultation with a Rhode Island personal injury attorney or a Massachusetts personal injury attorney. We will review your case to determine if you are entitled to legal action and the right to pursue damages. We have many years of experience representing plaintiffs who have sustained injuries due to dog bites.