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Seek legal counsel after suffering an animal bite injury

A pet can deeply enrich a Massachusetts resident's life. The ever-present wagging of a dog's tail and the gentle rubbing up of a cat against a person's legs can put a smile on a person's face even after they have had to endure a long, grueling day. Domestic animals can be found in many Worcester homes and yards. Thankfully, most people's family pets are generally well-behaved.

Child suffers snake bite at outdoor expo

An unusual incident recently occurred that has made national news and may have come to the attention of Massachusetts animal lovers. During a fishing and outdoor expo, a young girl was bitten by a large snake. The 17 foot python was at the expo and at this time it is unclear of which vendor brought it or which exhibit included it in its display.

What damages may I seek after an animal attack?

Although many of the animals that Worchester residents maintain as pets are harmless, loving creatures, some harbor latent dangers that their owners may not even be aware of. Dog bites and attacks are unfortunately common, and when they occur, they can leave victims with serious injuries, significant expenses and even lost income.

Can I get sick from a dog bite?

Dogs are great companions to many Massachusetts residents and enrich their owners' lives through love and companionship. However, it is not uncommon for dogs and humans to have aggressive and sometimes even dangerous interactions. When dogs bite ,the consequences can be medically and emotionally significant.

Strict liability applies in dog bite incidents

People like to say that a dog is a man's best friend and for many Massachusetts residents canine companions make their lives better. Wet noses and warm fur are only a few of the traits that draw individuals to dogs as pets. Additionally, some people feel safer knowing that dogs are on guard in their homes and are listening for possible threats.

Massachusetts boy suffers fatal dog bites in horrific attack

Sometimes, when humans and animals collide, it isn't the cozy cat and puppy videos we love to watch on social media. Sometimes animals can be very dangerous, and it can be difficult to discern when this could happen. It can be especially difficult for a child to know the difference between a docile family pet and a dangerous animal. Such an incident of animal violence occurred and resulted in a shocking death of a Massachusetts boy.

Collect damages after suffering animal bite injury

There are many dog-lovers out there who have one or both dogs. But animal lover or not, sometimes dogs or other animals act in an aggressive way. While they may only be reacting out of instinct, it can seriously injure those who get in front of an aggressive animal. Children, especially, can become victim to animal bite injury when they try to pet or get in front of an aggressive animal that lashes out.

Animal bites in a Worcester neighborhood can cause serious injury

We love our pets. Whether a dog, cat or something more exotic, they are like family members. While that may be true, not all dogs and cats are docile and domesticated. Occasionally, a family pet in Massachusetts may lash out at the people around them, and this can happen for a variety of reasons.

Appeals Court allows police dog bite case to move forward

While police dogs in Massachusetts play an important role in apprehending criminals, they are animals and as such can present a danger to innocent people. As one recent case shows, should a police dog attack an innocent person, that person may want to pursue a dog bite claim. However, this may be easier said than done.

Animal attacks go beyond dog bites

While most people in Massachusetts know that sometimes even the gentlest of dogs can lash out and bite a person, other animals besides dogs can bite or attack. For example, sometimes a horse can hurt an innocent person, and some people in Massachusetts even keep wild animals as pets.

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