Unlike other kinds of personal injury cases, which require the plaintiff to prove fault on the part of the defendant, a victim of a dog attack requires far less proof. The victim need only show that the dog inflicted the injuries (as opposed to by some other cause) and did not result from the “teasing or tormenting” of the dog prior to the attack.
The victim will also need to prove that he was not trespassing at the time of the accident. In many instances, a homeowner’s insurance policy, held by the dog’s owner at the time of the attack, will provide coverage to the victim for the injuries and any losses sustained.
Which Dog Breeds Are the Most Dangerous?
Every dog in this state is capable of attacking someone under certain circumstances. However, there are certain dog breeds that are more likely to be provoked to attack. Some of the dog breeds that have attacked the most people include Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Cane Corsos, German Shepherds, Jack Russell Terriers, Bulldogs, Great Danes, Boxers, and Pit Bulls.
Contact An Experienced Cape Cod Dog Bite Attorney
Attorney Suarez has extensive experience representing adults and children injured by dog attacks in Massachusetts. Victims of a dog attack can experience a wide range of injuries and often experience both physical and psychological harm. Call Attorney Suarez at (508) 759-1122 for a consultation.