Many people are not aware that under Massachusetts statutory law, a dog owner may be held liable when his/her dog bites or causes injury to someone, even if the dog has never acted aggressively before. This is true as long as the person bitten/injured was not provoking the dog, trespassing, or committing certain other unlawful acts at the time of the incident.
Dogs can cause serious injury to helpless children and unsuspecting adults. If you are the victim of an aggressive dog, whether you were bitten or knocked down and injured, seek medical treatment right away. Next, know your rights. We have handled many such cases, and would be happy to analyze the facts and circumstances surrounding your canine encounter. If your case meets the statutory requirements, we will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
At Finnerty Law Office, we fight for the victims of aggressive dogs. Call us at 617-544-0987 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.