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Firm Represents Dog Bite Victims in the Bridgeport Area

Connecticut trial lawyers take on defendants to secure proper compensation

Dogs of any size can cause significant harm and even lasting damage. When a dog bite is serious enough to warrant treatment, MeehanLaw, LLC in Bridgeport offers skillful representation to help victims obtain payment to cover medical bills and other costs associated with the animal attack. We represent on behalf of individuals throughout Fairfield County and all over the state in claims stemming from dog bites. For nearly 60 years, our firm has helped clients secure appropriate legal relief in personal injury litigation. Even if you are not sure that a potential claim exists, we will be happy to discuss your options.

Knowledgeable attorneys outline the elements of animal attack claims

Annually across the United States, approximately 800,000 dog bites require medical attention. In an instant, one attack could lead to abrasions, infection, scarring and psychological trauma. Our firm assists victims and helps them pursue justice from the legally responsible parties. From your first meeting with us, our experienced attorneys will outline each facet of your potential legal action, including:

  • State law — As a strict liability jurisdiction, most Connecticut pet owners are responsible for the harm their animals cause even if they weren’t aware of the pet’s dangerous nature.
  • Proving your claim — We’ll prepare a detailed argument regarding the extent of your injuries and link them to the attack if a question arises over causation.
  • Remedies — Victims of dog bites and other harm caused by animals are entitled to reimbursement for medical bills, income lost while out of work, rehabilitation costs and other types of damages. In some circumstances, plaintiffs in these cases face long-term psychological consequences, requiring extensive treatment.

Even if the physical damage isn’t severe, a dog bite can be traumatic. It’s essential to get any needed medical treatment and learn if the dog has had its rabies shots. From there, you should obtain contact information for the owner, especially if it is someone you don’t know. Starting with a free initial consultation, we’ll keep you apprised of the key legal issues and pursue a fair resolution.

Skillful advocates counter defenses raised by insurers and pet owners

Legal responsibility exists even if the owner demonstrates that the animal was stressed or hungry. Two possible ways that defendants can avoid paying damages is by demonstrating that the victim provoked the animal or was trespassing when the incident occurred. As skilled personal injury litigators, we know how insurance companies try to minimize damages. Our firm can also advise you of your options if the defendant lacks pertinent insurance coverage.

Contact an experienced Fairfield County lawyer for a free consultation on a dog bite claim

MeehanLaw, LLC represents Connecticut victims of dog bites and other types of animal attacks. Please call 203-916-1743 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Bridgeport office. Our firm advises clients in Fairfield County and statewide.

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  • Bridgeport Office
    76 Lyon Terrace
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
    Phone: 203-333-1888
    Fax: 203-331-0107
  • Westport Office
    29 East Main Street
    Westport, Connecticut 06880
    Phone: 203-635-4688