You’ve come to the right place. If you or a loved one has suffered an animal bite injury, including dog bites and injuries caused by other domesticated animals, we can help.
Between 4 and 5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in this country, and the incidence only seems to be rising. Dogs can attack people for any number of reasons, from naturally aggressive genetics to specific training or abuse. Often dogs will bite to protect their territory, for instance, or to express dominance, or because they are redirecting aggression from another incident. It is not unusual for dogs to target people who may feel they already “know” the dog in question – after all, dogs are animals, and we cannot always accurately predict their behavior.
Dog bites and animal attacks often result in significant physical injury, including scarring and disfigurement. Many times, the victim of a dog bite or animal attack is an innocent child. No matter who is the victim, the costs of medical care, including rehabilitation and plastic surgery, can be exorbitant. Even minor bites can lead to soreness, lingering wounds and infections, especially if the dog in question harbors dangerous bacteria in its mouth. Ringworm, rabies and other ailments can also travel through a dog bite as a vector, meaning you may contend with grave health issues down the road.
Whatever the circumstances behind a dog bite, it is essential to understand your legal rights in the event of an attack.
If you have suffered a dog bite injury or an animal attack, you may believe that your best or only recourse is an insurance provider. You are wrong. Insurance companies have a vested interest in paying you as little as possible. We have extensive experience successfully negotiating with insurance companies.
Trust Our Experience in Dog Bite Cases – Call Ellis and Associates Today!
At Ellis and Associates, our Worcester personal injury lawyers offer considerable experience successfully representing dog bite victims and animal attack survivors throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We aggressively advocate for clients, helping them seek full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages or income, cost of rehabilitation, disfigurement, and pain and suffering. Life can change in an instant, don’t be a victim twice! We don’t get paid unless you do.