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Dog bite liability statutes

Recovering from injuries can be a long process but sometimes recovering from a dog bite brings unintended side effects. If you are bitten by a dog in Connecticut, you may be tempted to brush off the event if the injury was not serious. However, at Loughlin Fitzgerald, we understand that bites are not the only injuries which dogs can inflict.

How groups attempt to discredit the dangers of pit bulls

When some Connecticut residents think about dangerous types of dogs, the pit bull usually comes to mind. In a previous blog post, the aggression of this breed was examined. However, many groups still defend them and enumerate reasons why they should be tolerated. DogsBite.org lays out many of the common arguments that support pit bulls.

Dog bites and the emotional injuries they cause

Dog bites can be frightening occurrences for any Connecticut resident. After the physical scars have faded, though, people sometimes still experience trauma related to the incident. Emotional trauma stemming from a dog bite can affect many parts of a person’s life, even long after the bite has occurred.

Woman loses fingers, is bit on face in pit bull attack

Despite how strongly pitbull owners in Connecticut advocate that their dogs' breed can be loving and wonderful family pets, the reality that these dogs are also frequently involved in attacks on humans or other dogs cannot be ignored. Yet again, reports have surfaced about a violent incident in which two pit bulls left a woman with injuries on multiple parts of her body.

Resident to see new dog law after recent attack

Connecticut residents should be able to enjoy the long, lovely days of summer without worry. Spending time outside in backyards, poolside, at a park or in other locations should not be something that gives rise to concerns about bodily harm. However, when dogs are present, such concerns may well be warranted. This can be especially so if the dogs involved are types known to be aggressive toward people at random times.

Dog laws in Connecticut

Whether small or large, dogs may be capable of harming other animals or people. Connecticut residents who have dogs as pets should be aware of the state’s laws concerning dog ownership and owner liability. Persons who do not have dogs as pets should also know these laws in the event that they or their loved ones are ever the victims of a dog attack.

Understanding dog body language

People in Connecticut who are concerned about dog aggression and dog attacks can benefit from understanding some of the basics of dog body language. While many dog bites are unavoidable or unable to be predicted, some physical cues may help provide warning about a potential attack or bite. Dog owners also should be aware of these signs in an effort to prevent their pets from causing harm to others.

How dogs impact homeowner’s insurance

Many people in Connecticut have dogs and these animals can become treasured members of families and best friends. However, the reality is that dogs are animals and unpredictable by nature. Some dog breeds are especially known for becoming aggressive in virtually any situation. When people choose to have these types of animals as pets, they assume a new level of liability when it comes to home owners insurance.