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Boston Lawyer: Dog Bite Injury Claims

A dog bite or other animal attack can have a devastating effect on the victim's life. Permanent scarring and disfigurement may result in a lifelong struggle with depression. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common. The victim is reminded of the trauma every time he or she passes an animal or looks in a mirror and sees the scars from the mauling.

Who will compensate you for a dog bite or animal attack?

Massachusetts law assigns strict liability to owners and handlers of dogs. The cost of treatment for the physical and psychological injuries sustained in an animal attack and related damages for pain and suffering are typically covered under the dog owner's homeowner liability or business liability insurance policy. (For that reason, a dog bite claim may be considered a premises liability case.) If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers, please contact our Boston office to arrange a free consultation.

Our attorney will handle the insurance claim

Our personal injury attorney will handle all insurance claims on your behalf, whether a neighbor's German shepherd bit your child or a member of your family suffered a pit bull mauling in a public park. You will not have to deal directly with the dog's owner. If we take your case, our personal injury lawyers and professional staff will aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

Personal injury attorneys for public employees

At Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, LLP, we are committed to supporting police, other public servants and their families through the Baystate Legal Defense Fund. When a fund member suffers an accidental injury or fatality, our personal injury lawyer will handle the claim or lawsuit at a reduced contingent fee.

If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about a dog bite injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit related to an animal attack, or if you have any other question, please contact our law firm's Boston offices. Our practice serves the entire state of Massachusetts.

BLDS | Baystate Legal Defense Service
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Louison, Costello, Condon &
Pfaff, LLP

10 Post Office Square
Suite 1330

Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-439-0305
Fax: 617-439-0325