Dog Bite or Dog Knockdown Claims

While dogs may be our “best friend,” they unfortunately sometimes cause serious injuries. Older people and children are particularly vulnerable to being bitten or knocked down and injured by a dog.

If a person is injured by a dog in Connecticut, the owner or keeper of that dog is strictly liable for any harm caused so long as the injured person was not committing a trespass or tort, and was not teasing, tormenting or abusing the dog. And while the statute is most often applied in dog bite cases, the statute also applies to any action by a dog that causes injury, harm, or loss.

Also, contrary to popular belief, there is NO “one free bite” rule in Connecticut. In other words, the owner or keeper of a dog is responsible for any harm caused by that dog even if the dog has not bitten or harmed anyone before. The dog owner's homeowners insurance policy will typically cover and pay for the harm caused by the dog.

For more information, see our FAQ's on Connecticut Dog Bite or Dog Knockdown claims.

If you have suffered a significant injury or loss caused by a dog, please contact our Connecticut Dog Bite Law Group to arrange a free and confidential consultation.

We charge No Fees and No Expenses unless and until we win your dog bite or dog injury claim. And if you cannot travel, we can come to you.

Advocates Law Firm prosecutes Dog Bite and Serious Injury and Wrongful Death claims in all Connecticut Judicial Districts: Ansonia (Milford), Danbury, Fairfield (Bridgeport), Hartford, Litchfield, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, New London (Norwich), Stamford (Norwalk), Tolland (Rockville), Waterbury, and Windham (Putnam and Willimantic). We also have lawyers licensed in Massachusetts and New York.

Our Connecticut Dog Bite Law Group has the legal, medical, and technical experience and know-how to get you the compensation you need and deserve. We have been prosecuting serious injury and wrongful death claims since 1983. Since then, we have handled thousands of injury, accident, and malpractice claims and have recovered many millions of dollars for our clients. Also, Advocates Law Firm LLC has earned the highest rating possible for both Legal Ability and Professional Ethics. To learn more about our Connecticut Dog Bite Law Group, click here: Qualifications and Experience in the Area of Connecticut Dog Bite Claims.

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