As a resident in Connecticut, you likely run into dogs several times a day, even if you aren't a pet-owner yourself. Whether it's a neighbor's dog, a family dog, or just the dog of a stranger passing by on the street, there are plenty of canines and canine lovers in the state. That also means there are plenty of chances for a dog attack, unfortunately.
The Connecticut General Assembly displays the state leash and dog bite laws, which may be relevant to you in your current situation. The first thing to note is that if you are the victim of a dog bite attack in this state, you're immune from both criminal and civil liabilities if you end up killing the dog during the attack.
Additionally, the dog owner will be liable for any damages that happen to be caused by their dog. As for the leash laws, dogs are not allowed to do any of the following on state highways:
- Roam while off the leash
- Create any disturbances or annoyances
If a person's dog has bitten someone, the dog must remain under quarantine for 14 days. An animal control officer may also order the restraint or death of a dog who is mid-attack. However, know that these laws can differ depending on local government ordinances.
Suffering from a dog bite injury can be painful and may take a lot of time and finances to successfully recover from. If you have been the victim of a dog bite injury lately and wish to seek compensation, consider contacting an attorney for more information.