Three Reasons You May Not Have A Connecticut Dog Bite Case
Under Connecticut law a dog bite injury that is sustained holds the owner of the dog responsible under strict liability, but there are exceptions. It is possible that under certain circumstances the dog owner may not be held liable and your Connecticut dog bite case might fall flat.
There are a number of different reasons why you may be considered at fault under the law, even if a dog bites you. These may include;
- You were trespassing on property where the dog was minding his/her own business
- You were teasing the dog
- You were tormenting the dog
A dog’s owner is considered to be liable for an injury that results from the dog biting someone as long as the person who was bitten was doing any of the above things.
One other exception to this law is when a child, under the age of seven is bitten by a dog. In that case, the law assumes that a child, seven years of age or younger, is not trespassing or teasing the dog. While Connecticut dog bite laws hold the owner to strict liability there are exceptions. If you were bitten by a dog and need an experienced attorney to review your case, contact our office.