A dog bite or attack that makes the news is usually an accidental one – an incident that was unanticipated by both the animal’s owner and the victim. However, some people are so irresponsible with their dogs that they encourage them to be aggressive and even train them to hurt other people or animals. Connecticut residents who use their dogs as weapons can suffer serious legal consequences, including criminal charges.
In Connecticut, adults in a home may be responsible for what the underage children are doing. If alcohol or drugs is involved, even if the parents did not have it in the home, and it is a visitor who brings the substance, the adults could legally be liable.
There are all sorts of weather-related hazards to watch out for while behind the wheel, such as strong winds which knock tree limbs onto the road and heavy rain that interferes with visibility. During the winter months, many parts of the country face especially dangerous conditions due to snow and ice. Moreover, this winter has brought extremely cold temperatures to many states, which can be dangerous for a variety of reasons. Often, it is smart to stay off of the road when temperatures are very cold and it is snowing heavily.
Dog bites are particularly dangerous for children, who are more likely to be bitten than adults or the elderly. They're smaller in stature and may not know how to approach a dog carefully or when to back away, so children are much more likely to put themselves in danger.
Connecticut workers like you often do your job directly in the client's home. Whether you are a painter, someone who installs appliances, or a person who does other forms of house or even yard work, you spend your hours "on the clock" on someone else's property. So what if that person has a dog, and that dog then bites you?
You can take all the precautions you like, such as wearing non-slip shoes, watching your step and keeping your path clear of obstacles, but the fact remains that you are likely to slip, trip or tumble your way to an injury at least once in your life. At the law office of Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., we know that regardless of fault, you and other Connecticut residents can learn the right way to fall so your resulting injuries may be less severe.