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Massachusetts Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Under Massachusetts’ dog bite laws, the owners of a dog are strictly liable for injuries and fatalities caused by their dog. A person who was bitten or attacked by a dog need not prove the dog was vicious or had bitten someone before.

At the Law Offices of Moir & Ross, in Westfield, Massachusetts, our personal injury lawyers frequently help clients recover full compensation following dog bites and other types of accidents. We examine both facts and Massachusetts law to determine liability and pursue full recovery for our injured clients.

Our firm offers over 30 years of collective experience handling dog bite injury claims. We pursue compensation for families of fatal dog bite victims and for dog bite injury victims suffering serious injuries, including:

  • Facial injuries
  • Puncture wounds
  • Torn muscles
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Child injury
  • Wrongful death

Victims of dog attacks and other animal attacks frequently face significant medical treatment following a dog bite injury. In certain cases, the injuries may require plastic surgery or skin grafting to reduce disfigurement caused by the injuries. Dog bite wounds frequently result in serious infections. In other cases, a series of painful rabies shots is necessary. In addition, attacks involving dogs and other animals can cause emotional injuries and post-traumatic stress syndrome. We help clients recover compensation for their injuries and associated damages, including medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering.

When a Neighbor or Friend is Responsible…

Many times when someone is attacked by an animal, the owner of the animal is a friend, neighbor or family member. In fear of jeopardizing the relationship, dog bite victims feel they shouldn’t pursue a lawsuit for recovery of medical expenses. However, in most cases, the person will not be held personally liable. Rather, their homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance will cover the damages. Therefore, there is no reason to avoid getting the compensation you need and deserve.

If you, your child or another family member suffered a dog bite injury, trust in our personal injury attorneys to provide caring, informative legal advice and representation. Contact the Law Offices of Moir & Ross by calling 413-568-1957. Our lawyers offer a free and confidential initial consultation to talk with you about your dog attack and applicable Massachusetts premises liability laws.