Rhode Island Dog Bite & Animal Attack Lawyers

Dog owners are responsible for keeping their pets under control—especially when around other people or animals. Unfortunately, even the most well-behaved dogs can lash out and attack those around them. Although dog bite injuries may not seem serious at first, they can lead to severe infection, illness, or permanent disfigurement.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a dog bite or dog attack, you deserve experienced help. The Rhode Island and Massachusetts dog bite attorneys at Bottaro Law have helped many clients settle dog bite claims, and we’re ready to help you too. Call us 24/7 at (401) 777-7777, or fill out a free consultation form today.

Strict Liability Dog Bite Injury Claims

In both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, animal bite claims are governed by a state law known as “strict liability.” The law holds the dog owners responsible for their animal’s actions, and thus the bite victim’s subsequent injuries.

Under Massachusetts’ strict liability law, a dog’s owner or keeper is responsible for any bite victim’s injuries – regardless of the circumstances involved in the attack. The strict liability law does not apply under the following circumstances:

  • The victim was trespassing or committing another violation at the time of the attack.
  • The victim incited the attack by teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog.

Unlike in Massachusetts, Rhode Island’s strict liability law only applies in certain circumstances where the attack occurs outside of a dog’s enclosure.

Bottaro Law Wants to Help

We don’t think you should have to pay for an injury that wasn’t your fault. If you or a loved one suffered from a dog bite injury, contact Bottaro Law’s dog bite attorneys today. Our No Fee Guarantee® ensures that you won’t pay a dime unless we get compensation for you. Our experienced legal team is available 24/7 to help—just dial (401) 777-7777 for a free consultation.

Dog Bite FAQ

A dog bite can leave you or a loved one facing severe physical and mental trauma. At Bottaro Law, we know what you’re going through after a dog bite, and we’re here to provide information that can help protect your rights to the compensation you deserve. Read our dog bite FAQ to learn answers to common questions we hear from victims who come to us for help.

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Case Results

  • $1,500,000.00

    $1,500,000.00 Pre-Trial Settlement: Our client was a passenger in a ride share vehicle that slammed into a truck, causing life altering cervical fractures amongst other injuries. This case involved numerous experts and overcoming a challenging seat belt defense.

  • $1,200,000.00

    $1,200,000.00 Settlement: In this product liability case, our young client lost her eye due to a defective air bag. We acted fast to preserve the evidence and retain top experts who tested the vehicle. The result was settlement with national counsel for a major auto manufacturer.

  • $1,000,000.00

    $1,000,000.00 Pre-Trial Settlement: Our client was struck as a pedestrian by a commercial vehicle on a job site resulting in multiple fractures and emergency surgeries. We helped establish life altering pelvic fractures with a loss in earning capacity.

  • $660,000.00

    $660,000.00 Pre-Trial Motorcycle Crash Settlement: When the insurance company denied the claim outright ($0), Mike litigated this case through discovery, engaging renowned experts in the fields of accident reconstruction and physical medicine.

  • $600,000.00

    $600,000.00 Commercial Truck Crash Settlement: When a truck driver dropped steel beams form his load onto Rte. 10, the resulting crash caused our client to suffer multi-level disc injury resulting in emergency cervical surgery.

  • $650,000.00

    $650,000.00 Pre-Trial RI Slip and Fall Settlement: Regional market failed to correct a leaky roof and entranceway, causing our client to sustain a devestating knee injury. Mike litigated this case through discovery over the course of severla years.

  • $500,000.00

    $500,000.00 Rhode Island Nursing Home Abuse Pre-Trial Settlement: Insurer offers $0 pre-litigation. Mike litigates the case working with several experts to prove deviation in standard of care resulting in client who suffered amputations from complications after a nursing home injury.

  • $500,000.00

    $500,000.00 Massachusetts Wrongful Death Car Accident Policy Limit Settlement: The insurer originally denied the claim and had serious questions about whether the collision ultimately caused the death months later of an elderly gentleman.

  • $500,000.00

    $500,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement: In this homeowner policy limit insurance case, a handyman’s negligence cost our client his loss of eye. Our legal research on agency law carried the day.

  • $325,000.00

    $325,000.00 Settlement Following Arbitration: Our North Kingstown, RI client was injured in a bike accident, fracturing his patella and requiring emergency surgery. We worked with experts, including a life care planner to ensure our client received fair compensation.

  • $1,200,000.00

    Auto products liability case involving airbag deployment resulting in loss of vision in one eye and facial fractures.

  • $660,000.00

    A 61-year-old man underwent emergency surgery and a knee replacement procedure due to injuries sustained in a serious motorcycle accident.

  • $650,000.00

    A pre-trial settlement was reached for our client who suffered a knee injury requiring multiple surgeries.

  • $600,000.00

    Our client suffered multi-level disc injury when steel I-beams fell from a commercial truck on Route 10 resulting in multiple cervical surgeries.

  • $500,000.00

    Personal Injury Attorney Mike Bottaro helps client who suffered amputations from complications after a nursing home injury.

  • $500,000.00

    This case involved an elderly couple and their granddaughter who were injured after a car turned left in front of their vehicle. The injuries for the woman involved a fractured neck, broken ribs, and an eventual stroke. The man suffered from various injuries from which he never recovered, resulting in his untimely death.

  • $325,000.00

    This case involved deviations in the standard of care involving pressure ulcers resulting in death.

  • $325,000.00

    Our North Kingstown, RI, client was injured in a bike accident, fracturing his patella and requiring emergency surgery. We worked with experts, including a life care planner to ensure our client received fair compensation.

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