When is an owner liable for a dog bite injury?

Dog owners are typically found liable for an injury their dog caused if any of the following are true: a dog-bite statute makes the owner liable, the injury was caused by the unreasonable carelessness of the dog’s owner, or if the owner was aware that the dog had a tendency to cause injury. For example, if an owner allowed their knowingly aggressive dog to be off of a leash in a public place and it bit someone else, the owner would typically be found liable.

Dog bite liability can be confusing. As such, if you have been harmed by someone else’s dog in Connecticut, an attorney from the Law Offices of Paul Levin can help to answer your questions. Call 860.560.7226 today to learn more about your legal rights and options in the event that you are bitten by a dog.