Dog Bite Injury
While dogs are a wonderful addition to the family, sometimes dogs can cause serious and traumatizing injuries to people, especially small children. If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog in Massachusetts and have suffered injuries, the owner of the dog may be held liable under MA law – Massachusetts is a strict liability state with respect to dog bites. The owner does not need to be negligent in order to be held responsible for the damages caused by the dog. In addition, it is not necessary to prove that the dog is vicious or has caused any injuries in the past. It is, however, necessary to prove the defendant’s ownership of the dog, that there was no trespassing, and that the victim did not provoke the dog.
In addition, children under the age of 7 are typically presumed to have not trespassed, teased, tormented or abused a dog, though it may be challenged.
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