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A look at Massachusetts' dog-bite law

Animal attacks and dog bites are a serious concern throughout the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by a dog each year; of that number, half of the victims are children. Of those bitten, one in five requires medical attention and treatment for the dog bite; again, half of the 885,000 individuals who are bitten and require medical attention and treatment are children. In addition, in 2012, 27,000 individuals had to undergo reconstructive surgery due to dog bite injuries which can often result in scarring or disfigurement.

Elderly man suffers injuries in Massachusetts' animal attack

When unexpectedly harmed, victims who have suffered as the result of a dog bite injury may have legal recourse and options to consider. In a nearby community east of Worcester, an aggressive dog recently attacked another dog and the dog's owner, killing the dog and inflicting injuries on the dog's 83-year-old owner.

Pet cat saves boy from animal attack after boy suffers dog bite

A dog bite injury can have serious physical, emotional and financial consequences. A significant amount of recent media attention has focused on a cat that saved a 4-year-old boy from a dog attack. The little boy was riding a small bike when the dog snuck up behind the boy, attacked him and pulled him off of the bike. The cat attacked the 8-month old dog and continued to chase the dog out of the family's driveway.

Woman's lower lip bitten off by dog in Massachusetts

Victims of animal attacks may wish to better understand the legal resources available to protect victims following a dog attack.

One teen killed, another injured in dog bite attack

Animal attacks can be traumatic and have devastating outcomes which is why victims, and family members of victims, are protected through the legal process.

Holiday season brings a greater number of dog bites

The U.S. Postal Service reports that December is the worst month for dog bites. Additionally, it reports that December is the worst month for dog-related injuries. One reason for this is that during the holiday season, mail carriers are, of course, delivering a greater volume of mail and holiday packages. In the calendar year from July 2012 through the end of June 2013, 2,700 dog bites took place. The postal service hopes to remind people of the importance of responsible pet ownership.

Man receives $650,000 following dog bite injury

Animal attack and dog bite injuries can be significant and costly.

Massachusetts dog attack kills family dog and injures man

In Massachusetts, dog bite claims serve to protect victims from the often unexpected disruption to their lives created by a dog bite injury.

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