Dog Bite Lawyer, Salem MA
Dogs may be considered “man’s best friend”, but the reality is that dogs are animals and any animal can attack without warning. Even the most seemingly docile canine can bite out of nowhere, leaving adults and children critically injured.
Injuries Caused by Dog Bites
A dog’s bite is powerful and can cause severe and sometimes even deadly injuries. The most commonly seen problems after a dog bite include:
- Puncture wounds
- Excessive bleeding
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Emotional trauma, including PTSD
The Cost of Dog Bites
When a dog attacks and injures someone, the costs can be much higher than expected. Expenses associated with dog bites include:
- Medical bills, including bills for emergency transportation to the hospital and surgery
- Lost wages from time spent out of work for recovery
- Repair or replacement expenses if any property was damaged in the attack
- Costs for psychological counseling and therapy
Long-term costs may also include lost opportunities due to disfigurement or severe scarring and continued counseling.
How a Dog Bite Lawsuit Can Help You Recover
If you or a family member were injured in a dog attack, you may be able to receive financial restitution to help you cover your expenses by bringing a lawsuit forward. Massachusetts is a strict liability state, meaning that owners can and should be held liable for their dog’s actions, even if they did not know the dog to be aggressive prior to the first incident. There are few exceptions to this rule, such as in the case of trespassing. A lawsuit can help you not only recover damages, but also prevent the same from happening to another victim.
Reach Out to Us Today
At Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, we can help you move forward after a vicious dog attack. Contact us for a consultation at (978) 745-8065.