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Dog bite injuries in Connecticut are very serious offenses and can lead to severe injuries, mostly to children who are attacked by a dangerous dog. Connecticut dog owners must follow Connecticut statutes regarding both dangerous and ordinary dogs. Connecticut statutes imposes strict liability to the owner or keeper of the dog that inflicts bodily harm on a person or child. If a child under the age of seven (7) is injured by a dog, the statute contains a provision establishing a legal presumption that all children seven (7) and under did not trespass or provoke the attacking dog.

At Renehan & Rossetti, LLP, our dog bite attorney has significant experience handling dog bite lawsuits for clients across the Waterbury, Cheshire, Watertown, CT area and throughout the state of Connecticut. Our personal injury attorney will handle every case with care and attention to detail, perusing maximum compensation for our clients’ losses. Don’t wait – contact our trusted law firm today to discuss your case or schedule a legal consultation.


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What to do after a dog bite...

Over 4.5 million people per year in the United States fall victim to a dog bite. On average 17% of these bites are severe enough to require medical attention. In many cases, it is the individual dog or breed that is perceived to be responsible when in reality it is the owner or keeper. If you or a loved one living in Connecticut has suffered an injury from a dog bite or other animal, it is important to contact Tinley, Renehan & Dost to understand your legal rights.

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Dog bites are most common injuries sustained from animals, however injuries can also include broken bones caused from a collision with an animal. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a fall caused by an animals aggressive behavior, an owner could be liable for reasonable and foreseeable damages.

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Connecticut Dog Bite Statute

Sec. 22-357. Damage to person or property.

If any dog does any damage to either the body or property of any person, the owner or keeper, or, if the owner or keeper is a minor, the parent or guardian of such minor, shall be liable for such damage, except when such damage has been occasioned to the body or property of a person who, at the time such damage was sustained, was committing a trespass or other tort, or was teasing, tormenting or abusing such dog. If a minor, on whose behalf an action under this section is brought, was under seven years of age at the time the damage was done, it shall be presumed that such minor was not committing a trespass or other tort, or teasing, tormenting or abusing such dog, and the burden of proof thereof shall be upon the defendant in such action. (1949 Rev., S. 3404; 1953, S. 1842d; 1969, P.A. 439, S. 1.)


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Renehan and Rossetti, LLP is focused on recovering financial compensation for individuals or loved ones that have suffered from a wide range of injuries or accidents.

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