When can you lose a dog bite case in Connecticut?

Dogs offer great companionship for people. However, a dog’s behavior can be extremely unpredictable, especially when it is poorly trained. If you are attacked by a dog, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Besides the physical and...

How do you tell if a dog bite is infected?

  Your neighbor has a new puppy that’s good at slipping its leash or squeezing through a gate, and you got nipped. Since it was just a little nick from a canine tooth, you didn’t think you were really hurt – and you weren’t worried about any problems.  Now, however,...

Should you trust your child with a dog?

Some dogs look so dangerous you would never let your child get close to them. Yet many appear calm and loveable. Does that mean you can trust them? Any dog can bite anyone. That does not mean you should never let your child near any dog ever again, but it does mean...

3 reasons your dog bite case may be dismissed

Dogs can be a great source of companionship. Unfortunately, these fluffy canines can be a great source of pain when they become aggressive. While anyone can be a victim of a dog attack, children are often more vulnerable, thanks to their stature. A dog attack can...

The basics of Connecticut leash and dog bite laws

There are state laws that govern how dog owners should properly handle their pets. In most states, they are legally required to put leashes on their dogs in public. If the dog attacks someone, the owner is held liable for any injuries or property damages. Connecticut...

What could a bicyclist do when attacked by a dog?

Prey run, and natural predators might chase things that move. Such advice seems helpful to those living in areas known for mountain lions and other dangerous creatures. Similar advice may apply to Connecticut bicycle commuters who pass large and dangerous dogs. Then...

What is Connecticut’s dog bite law?

Connecticut's dog bite law states that the owner of the dog is liable if the animal causes injury to the person or property of another. It also applies if the injured person wasn't trespassing when the bite occurred. The victim must also not have been teasing, abusing...

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