The lawyers at Stanzler Levine have decades of experience handling dog bite claims in Boston, Metro West, the South Shore and throughout all of Massachusetts. Dog bite attacks are traumitizing and can result in severe injury including scaring, disfigurement, infections and nerve damage. If you have been bitten by another person's dog, you are likely entitled to compensation for all your damages associated with your injuries. These damages may include but are not limited to medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Massachusetts has a "strict liability" law for dog bites. This means that the owner or keeper of a dog that attacks or bites another person is legally liable for the victims injuries. The victim does not have to prove that the dog owner acted negligently, or that the owner had knowledge of the dogs aggressive behavior. It is important however, that you protect your legal rights by retaining an experienced attorney to evaluate and handle your case.
If you’ve been injured by a dog, let our experience work to compensate you for your damges.
We successfully handle minor dog bite cases to complex cases from the insurance claims level through trial and appeal if necessary. While the vast majority of Massachusetts injury claims settle with the insurance company without the need for a trial, at Stanzler Levine we prepare every case as though it’s were going to be presented to a jury. Our trial preparation generally leads to larger settlements in dog bite cases, while avoiding the uncertainty and stress of a trial.