Articles Tagged with Boston dog bite injury attorney

Animal attacks happen a lot more often than people realize in cities such as Boston and across the nation.  In most cases, we are talking about cases that involve dogs and other common household pets, though some instances do involve exotic animals people choose to keeps pets, such as bite

While many people have dogs as pets, and the vast majority of them are friendly, when a dog attacks a child, it can be the scariest thing imaginable for everyone involved.  In some cases, these dog attacks can result in serious injury or even death.  According to a recent news article from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, one man’s dogs allegedly killed a young boy and seriously injured another young girl on their way to school.  He has been arrested and charged with two counts of reckless conduct, which are both misdemeanors, but prosecutors indicated they may be filing additional charges. Continue reading

Police in Tewksbury report a 3-year-old girl suffered personal injury following a Massachusetts dog bite by a reportedly aggressive American bulldog. dog

Officers were called to a private home shortly before 5 p.m. on a Saturday, where the girl, who along with a few friends, had been playing in a neighbor’s yard when the dog attacked and bit her on the ear. She was rushed to the general hospital in Lowell for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The dog, which reportedly belongs to the girl’s neighbor, has been quarantined. It has no history of violent attacks on humans.

Police have decided not to file charges against the owner. However, that does not mean the owner can’t be found liable in civil court for the girl’s injuries.

Federal data shows that children account for a disproportionate number of dog bite victims, accounting for 41 percent of all deaths. And while only 9 percent of all dog attacks resulted in criminal charges in 2014, they accounted for one-third of all homeowner liability insurance payouts that same year. There were approximately 16,600 dog bite claims made in 2014.  Continue reading

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