Dog Bites

dog bites attorney john strafaciIf you or a child or family member was just bitten by a dog, you need to know what your rights are and what you need to do to protect your rights. Our New London, CT firm can help you resolve your claim.

Many states, such as Connecticut, have laws that state the owner of a dog is responsible for injuries caused by the dog under a “strict liability theory”. In other words, you only need to prove that the dog injured you to be successful.

The defenses to strict liability claims for dog bites usually include teasing, torturing, or taunting the animal or trespassing on the dog owner’s property. You must prove that you were injured as a result of the dog bite and prove what the injuries are.

Scarring is all too often an injury caused by a dog bite. To understand the full nature and extent of the scarring, some time may have to pass for the wound to heal and the scar to form before you know what any permanent marks are left on your body. Patience with the healing process is important. Often, a victim of a dog bite will need plastic surgery to correct or help reduce the scarring. This can be expensive and it is important that you know your rights to ensure you can get the relief you deserve.

What should I do if I have been bitten by a dog?

  1. After getting the appropriate medical attention, take photographs of your injuries as soon as possible after the attack.
  2. Call the Law Offices of M. John Strafaci of New London, CT to discuss your rights. We have a proven record of fighting for the rights of injured victims, and have achieved this record through dedication to our clients and hard work. Every case is important to us and receives the personal attention of Attorney Strafaci.

If you believe that you have been a victim of a dog attack, or have questions regarding your legal rights, contact Attorney Strafaci for help.

Call Today for Your Free Consultation with Our Dog Bite Injury Attorney in New London, CT

To request your free phone consultation with Attorney John Strafaci, our dog bite injury attorney in New London, CT, call 860.442.8667 or click here to use our convenient online form. Same-day consultations are available! We look forward to meeting you and helping you resolve your legal matter.


Experienced Dog Bite Injury Attorney in New London, CT, With a Proven Track Record of Helping Victims of Dog Bites & Dog Attacks Serving New London, Norwich, Groton, Waterford, East Lyme, Stonington, Ledyard, Montville, Griswold, Mystic, Mohegan Tribal Reservation (Mohegan Sun) & Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Reservation (Foxwoods), CT