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Dog Bite Attorney in Fairfield County

Dog bites often involve serious injuries to children and can be traumatizing and painful events.

Dog bites can happen anywhere and anytime in Fairfield County or elsewhere in Connecticut. Some dogs may bite anyone, including people who love and care for them. Many people are bitten through no fault of their own. Not only may these attacks be painful and frightening, but they can have a long-term impact. A permanent scar can serve as a vivid reminder of the traumatic personal injury.

At Vishno Law Firm, we know some breeds may have a reputation as being more dangerous than others. But the reality is any dog can be dangerous and unpredictable, even when unprovoked. Children may be especially at risk around dogs, with the CDC reporting children age 5-9 years old more likely to receive medical attention for dog bite injuries than adults. Children under four often sustain serious head and neck injuries when they're bitten by a dog. Some children even die in such attacks, which may require an experienced wrongful death attorney.

The Connecticut dog bite law has a special protection for young children. The law presumes the child did not provoke the dog to attack. A dog owner who wants to argue the dog was provoked by the victim bears the burden of proving it.

What if a neighbor or friend's dog attacked me?

Unlike other animal attacks, many Fairfield County dog bite case occur between two parties that know each other. The injured party may know the dog and its owner. The attack might have happened at a family member or friend's house. It is important to understand that when seeking compensation in a dog bite case, you are usually pursuing a settlement from the insurance company, not your friend or neighbor. Attorney Jeremy Vishno understands how difficult and confusing life can become after an accident. Vishno Law Firm understands how to apply appropriate discretion when handling dog bite cases to avoid conflict between neighbors.

How can a Fairfield County dog bite lawyer help me?

The physical, emotional and financial impact of a dog bite can be devastating. You or a loved one may face disfiguring injuries lasting months or years after the accident. Medical bills and lost wages from missing work add up fast.

Vishno Law Firm can scrutinize your claim and help you pursue damages, which may include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Property damages
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of normal life

Discover the difference Attorney Jeremy Vishno can make. Vishno Law Firm has worked tirelessly on behalf of injury victims in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut for over 25 years.

Contact us today. Call 888-222-1688 to schedule a free case consultation at our Fairfield or New Haven office locations. You pay nothing unless you win your claim. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis. There's no obligation. Serving clients in Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury, Waterbury and Shelton.