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FRAMINGHAM DOG BITE ATTORNEY

Many people have dogs and most of them are friendly and loving animals. Unfortunately, there are some dogs that have been treated poorly or are naturally aggressive. Dogs can attack an innocent victim and can cause significant physical injuries such as scarring or disfigurement. Dog attacks may also lead to emotional injuries.

Massachusetts law holds a dog’s “owner or keeper” liable if:

  • The dog causes personal injury or property damage
  • The injured person was not trespassing or provoking the dog

The law applies not only to dog bites and any other to any other injury a dog might cause. If a dog attacks a child under the age of 7, there is a presumption that the child was not trespassing or provoking the dog.  Dog owners are still liable for injuries their dogs cause even if the owner had no prior knowledge that the dog would bite or cause injury.

If you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by a dog, you should contact an experienced lawyer. It is necessary to identify the dog and its owner, seek medical attention and document injuries. We only charge you legal fees if we win your case, and only after we win. Please call us at (508) 598-7060 or email us at mkoes@mkoeslaw.com for a free initial consultation.