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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.

Dog Bite Prevention Week brings attention to animal attacks

Our furry canine friends may seem to be "good with children" or "family pets," but it is important to remember that dogs are still animals with the propensity to bite. In fact, this week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. This week brings the public's attention to the need in Massachusetts and across our nation to reduce the number of dog bites suffered. For example, in 2016, 6,755 U.S. postal workers suffered from dog attacks.

Dog bite victims should know their legal protections

Each year thousands of people in the United States are bitten by animals, usually by dogs. Animal bites commonly require immediate medical attention, which should be sought whenever necessary. Medical treatment, of course, is likely to result in medical expenses due to the medical care and treatment. Dog bites and animal attacks may also lead to disabling injuries and scarring and disfigurement, which can require multiple surgeries and ongoing medical care.

Help is available for victims of dog attacks

Dog bites and animal attacks can be traumatic for victims who have suffered them. Dogs can be territorial or aggressive at times which can result in serious injuries and other harm to victims of dog bites and dog attacks. A variety of damages may be compensable to the victims depending on the nature of their injuries and the harm they have suffered.

Massachusetts woman in critical condition following dog attack

A woman was recently viciously attacked by a dog in Massachusetts, according to police. The dog attack reportedly left her in critical condition, and she was transported to the hospital for treatment. Police said that the woman was badly bitten in the face by her boyfriend's dog. When authorities and first responders arrived to care for the woman, they realized that her injuries were life threatening and more serious than they previously believed. The woman was initially taken to a local hospital for medical treatment but was later taken by helicopter to a larger hospital for treatment of her injuries. At last report she remained in critical condition at the hospital.

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