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Dog Bites Archives

When do you need a rabies vaccine?

It is not common for people in Connecticut to contract rabies; in fact, it is very rare for human beings in the United States become infected with it at all. However, if there is a chance of exposure to rabies, you need to take the threat very seriously because, according to the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, the disease is invariably fatal. The vaccine protects you from contracting the disease in the event of potential exposure. However, not every animal bite carries a risk of exposure, so in some cases, the vaccine is not necessary. 

Connecticut man ordered his dog to attack elderly residents

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.

What makes dog bites so dangerous

Connecticut residents who have suffered from a dog attack will likely have a long road to recovery ahead of them. Dog attacks and dog bite injuries can be very dangerous in numerous ways, and can leave a lasting physical and mental impression on the victim.

What should you do if your child is bitten by a dog?

Connecticut residents often coexist with dogs, whether they belong to your neighbors, visiting family members, or friends. Unfortunately, dog attacks can happen to anyone at any time, even if you don't have a dog. Children are particularly susceptible. Loughlin FitzGerald, attorneys at law, are here to help you through the aftermath in the unfortunate event that your child is attacked by a dog.

What is my dog’s body language trying to tell me?

As you know, a dog bite can change your life. Whether you were mauled by an aggressive stray or your child was bitten by the neighbor’s dog, the injuries resulting from a dog attack can be disfiguring and cause pain for months or years. A negligent dog owner can be held liable for your injuries, but you and other Connecticut residents might avoid being bitten by understanding the warning signals dogs exhibit with their body language.

What damage can a dog bite attack inflict?

When residents in Connecticut like you are bitten by a dog, you not only suffer from physical and emotional pain, but you also have to deal with the legal aspects of a dog attack. Loughlin Fitzgerald, P.C., will help you receive the compensation you deserve, helping you cover medical expenses and disruptions to your life.

Not all dog bite victims are human

Your pet is a member of your family. You would want to protect your children from being bitten by someone else’s dog, and the same goes for your own dog. At Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., we know that a dog attack against a beloved pet can be just as devastating for families in Connecticut as it would against a human being.

Postal workers and dog bites

While Connecticut residents may think that the dog biting the mailman is a stereotype, there is some truth behind this idea. Because many people expect packages at their door during the Christmas season, it is important to understand why dogs might bite the mailman and what people can do to prevent these incidents from occurring.

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