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Examining current dog bite statistics

It is very commonplace for residents in Massachusetts and elsewhere to own a dog. A dog can be a great companion and the perfect family pet. While dog owners understand that responsibilities come with dog ownership, these responsibilities go beyond caring for the dog. It includes the duty of protecting visitors and the general public from being harmed by his or her dog. Failure to take steps to uphold this duty could result in a dog owner facing liability if a dog bite or dog attack occurs.

Are postal workers frequent victims of dog bites?

Owning a dog comes with a great deal of responsibility. While it is fulfilling to have a canine companion, individuals in Massachusetts and elsewhere who decide to own a dog must fully understand their obligations. Next to ensuring the health and wellbeing of the dog, dog owners need to understand how they can ensure others are protected from the potential harm a dog could cause. This means securing the dog within their property, using a leash when off their property and even posting signs that signal to visitors and trespassers that you have a dog on the premises.

Laws concerning dog bites in Massachusetts

Owning a pet is fairly common in Massachusetts and other states across the nation. A dog can be an excellent companion for an individual or an added member to a family. While dog ownership comes with many benefits, it also comes with many responsibilities. A dog owner is responsible for the well being of the animal, as well as being accountable for the actions of the dog. Take, for example, a bite or an attack. If an individual is harmed by a dog bite or attack, a dog owner could be held liable for the injuries the victim suffers.

Who is responsible for the losses caused by a dog bite?

Owning a pet is not unusual for Massachusetts's residents. For many, a dog is considered a life companion that is a valuable addition to their family. While owning a dog comes with much enjoyment, it also comes with much responsibility. As a dog owner, it is imperative to understand what could happen if a dog acts out, bites or even attacks another person.

Bitten by a dog? Find out who is liable for your injuries.

When an animal attacks, it can leave a victim with much more than just a cut or bruise. The physical damage can be quite extensive, but additionally, the emotional scarring from a dog bite can affect a victim for years following the incident. For this reason, Massachusetts dog bite victims would be wise to know their rights and seek compensation from liable parties when appropriate.

Dog bite victims are legally protected in Massachusetts

Dog bite injuries can result in serious, and lasting, physical, financial and emotional harm. When a victim has been harmed by a dog attack, dog owners in Massachusetts are strictly liable for the injuries and harm caused by the dog. This means that dog owners have a duty to restrain their pets and keep the public safe. Because the legal process takes the protection of victims seriously, regardless of the circumstances, dog bite victims are legally protected by strict liability dog bite law.

Animal bites can cause many types of injuries

If you are bit by an animal, such as a dog, you need to know what you should and should not do. An animal attack is extremely serious and should be treated as such. Once you remove yourself from harm's way, do your best to better understand your injuries. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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