Two woman sustained leg and arm injuries in a Haverhill, Massachusetts dog attack involving two German Shepherds last month. Laurie Adams, a 49-year-old Haverhill woman, and her friend got hurt on April 15 as they protected Adams’ granddaughter Avery from the animals.
Adams says the animals bit them and then ran off before returning to attack them again. She called 911 for help, and fire, police, and animal control crews came to their rescue.
The owner of the German Shepherds was out of town at the time and a friend was taking care of the animals. They were running free in a yard when they saw Adams, her granddaughter, and friend and ran across the street toward them.
Massachusetts Dog Bite Law
When a dog in Massachusetts injures someone, the owner or keeper of a dog is considered strictly liable unless the victim was tormenting, abusing, or teasing the animal (Kids under 7 are presumed not to have done anything to instigate a Boston dog attack). This means the owner doesn’t have to have acted negligently in order to be held liable.
The best way of ensuring you obtain the maximum recovery owed to you is to work with an experienced Boston injury lawyer. Dog attack injuries can be scarring, incredibly painful, disfiguring, and emotionally and mentally traumatic. Depending on the severity of your Massachusetts dog bite injuries, you may have to undergo costly plastic surgery and other expensive medical procedures. The sooner you start exploring your legal options, the better.
Women protect baby from dog attack, Eagle Tribune, April 26, 2011
Grandma Saves Baby From Dog Mauling, WCVB, April 26, 2011
Related Web Resources:
Dog Bites, Nolo
Massachusetts Law About Animals
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