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Massachusetts Dog Bite Lawyers

Attacked by an Animal? Call Morgan & Murphy!

Dog bites cause serious injuries every year in Massachusetts. Over the past 30 years, lawyers at Morgan & Murphy have represented over 10,000 adults and children who have been victims of various accidents, including dog bites and attacks. Victims may receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, and more.

Massachusetts laws state that dog owners, in most circumstances, are strictly liable and can be held responsible when their dogs bite or attack an adult or child. Dogs attack people for a variety of reasons. The injuries resulting from these attacks can be serious and compensable. While an adult who provokes a dog is not generally entitled to compensation under the statute, young children can often be incapable of provoking. There is a fine line between inadvertent teasing or annoying a dog, and provocation.

If someone is suggesting that you or your child provoked a dog attack, you should seek an attorney experienced in handling dog bites or attacks to advise you on your rights. The dog bite attorneys at our law firm can speak with you during a free consultation. Call (508) 966-7254 now.

Personal Injuries Resulting from Dog Bites

Every city and town in Massachusetts has some form of a leash law that requires owners to restrain their dogs or maintain control of their dogs in public places and on public streets. Most homeowners or premises liability insurance companies pay for injuries arising out of dog bites or attacks. Due to strict liability laws, insurance companies often try to offer our clients quick and inadequate settlements. As soon as possible, you should inquire with Morgan & Murphy about your rights and how much compensation you may be entitled to.

Dogs have very sharp teeth, which can cause:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Infections
  • Deep wounds
  • Nerve damage
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of mobility
  • Death

You should receive medical care immediately after a dog bite. Next, identify the dog that caused the injury by getting the dog’s name and breed as well as the owner’s name and address. Give the animal control officer in your town an accurate description of the attack and the dog. It is important to get information from the animal control officer about the dog’s shot history and any prior attacks. Since many dog bites cause bodily disfigurement, take pictures of the injuries as soon as possible after the attack and continue documenting the injury during each phase of healing.

We Provide the Resources You Need to Heal

Children are often the victims of dog bites and since they are so fragile, they are subject to significant bodily disfigurement; although, anyone can find themselves with serious personal injuries.

Our dog bite lawyers can help recover damages for:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Revision surgery
  • Counseling
  • Pain and suffering
  • Bodily disfigurement
  • Scarring

If you or a family member has been the victim of a dog bite or attack, please seek immediate medical care and contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Morgan & Murphy. Our lawyers will meet with you at your home or hospital room, investigate the circumstances surrounding the dog bite, speak with witnesses, obtain medical records, and deal with insurance company adjusters to help you get the best possible results.

Our fees are contingent upon success. We never charge any fees unless we win your case and obtain the compensation you deserve. Ready to take action? Reach out to us at (508) 966-7254 to speak with our dog bite lawyers. 

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  1. We are a locally-owned law firm, serving clients across New Bedford.
  2. Our attorneys have over 75 years of combined experience.
  3. We have successfully helped more than 10,000 victims recover.
  4. At our firm, personal injury matters are our only focus.
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