Understanding Connecticut Dog Bite Law
Chew on this: the dog days of summer are now past us, but Fido is still outdoors enjoying the autumn weather. It is important for all Connecticut residents to know and understand the state’s dog bite laws, whether you are an owner or resident.
Connecticut’s dog bite law is a strict liability statute. That means that the dog bite victim does not need to prove that the dog’s owner/keeper knew the dog was vicious or was negligent.
A 31-year study found the combination of molosser breeds, including pit bulls, curs, rottweilers, presa canarios, cane corsos, mastiffs, dogo argentinos, fila brasieros, sharpeis, boxers, and their mixes, inflict:
- 81% of attacks that induce bodily harm
- 76% of attacks to children
- 87% of attack to adults
- 72% of attacks that result in fatalities
- 81% that result in maiming
- Embody 9.2%+ of the total dog population
Dog bites are serious business with lasting physical and psychological injuries. An experienced Connecticut dog bite attorney can help you determining the best course of action.