Have you been the Victim of an Injury caused by a Dog?Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
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Have you been the Victim of an Injury caused by a Dog?

There is no denying the fact that dogs have been among the most popular pets for hundreds of years. However, these animals are not always as cute and kind as they appear from a distance.

It is unfortunate, but there are times when a dog attacks and people get hurt. In many cases, these attacks are unprovoked.

If you have been attacked by a dog, you may be wondering what is covered. Generally speaking, your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover any damage or injury associated with the attack, including:

  • Medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Scarring
  • Rabies immunization
  • Pain and suffering

Do I need Proof?

According to Massachusetts General Laws (Chapter 140, Section 155), as a victim of a dog bite you need to prove the following:

  • That the defendant is the owner of the dog
  • That the victim was not injured while trespassing on another’s property or committing a crime
  • That the victim was not harassing the dog
  • That the victim was actually injured by the dog

With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you will have somebody on your side who can help you prove the above, subsequently allowing you to be compensated for your injuries.

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