Rhode Island and Massachusetts Dog Bite 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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