Westwood Dog Bite Lawyers
Eisenstadt & Krippendorf Group, LLP
Dog bites can be extremely serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Dog bites can lead to severe injuries, such as permanent disfigurement and even death. When an innocent person is attacked by a dog, the dog's owner should be held responsible for the victim's damages.
At Eisenstadt & Krippendorf Group, LLP, our Westwood dog bite attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of dog bites in and around the Boston area recover the compensation they deserve. We know that dog bite victims need aggressive, compassionate advocacy in order to recover fair compensation and to help ensure that their rights are protected.
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, contact our Westwood dog bite lawyers today for a consultation. Our team is prepared to advocate for you and to help you achieve a favorable outcome in your case.
How Do I Prove That the Dog's Owner Is Liable?
In a dog bite case, the owner of the dog is typically liable for the victim's damages. In many cases, the owner is an individual, but the owner can also be a municipality or a business. The owner's liability depends on the circumstances of the attack and, in some cases, the victim's own conduct. In general, the owner is liable if the dog had a history of aggressive behavior or if the owner failed to take the reasonable steps that would prevent the dog from attacking.
In a dog bite case, the victim will likely need to prove four key points to establish liability:
- The victim was attacked by the dog
- The dog had a history of aggressive behavior
- The dog's owner knew or reasonably should have known that the dog had a history of aggressive behavior
- The victim was harmed as a result of being attacked by the dog
To prove these points, the victim may need to obtain the dog's medical records, the dog's owner's medical records, and the dog's owner's insurance policy. These records can help the victim's attorney show that the dog's owner knew or reasonably should have known that the dog had a history of aggressive behavior. If the owner knew or reasonably should have known that the dog had a history of aggression, the owner may be liable for the victim's damages.
How Can Our Firm Help You?
At Eisenstadt & Krippendorf Group, LLP, our Westwood dog bite attorneys are ready to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. We know that dog bite victims have the right to seek compensation for their damages, and we are committed to helping you fight for your rights. After an attack, you may be dealing with significant medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages. We can help you recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
Contact us online or by phone at (617) 397-5755 to schedule a consultation.
Recovering Compensation for Your Damages
Dog bite victims may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement
- Permanent disability
Our team will work to show that a dog's owner knew or should have known about a dog's history of aggression in a dog bite case. If the owner knew or reasonably should have known that the dog had a history of aggression, the owner may be liable for the victim's damages.
In addition to proving the dog's owner's liability, the victim's attorney will also have to calculate the victim's total damages. In a dog bite case, the victim's total damages will likely include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent disfigurement or disability. Our team can help you calculate your total damages and work to prove that the owner should be held liable for your total damages.