Dog Bites

In the state of Connecticut, dog owners are legally responsible for injuries to other people caused by their dogs. The only possible defense the owner may raise is if the dog was being teased or tormented, or if the person was trespassing on private property when the dog attacked.

In most cases, however, a dog owner must take legal and financial responsibility for injuries caused when the dog bites, knocks down or otherwise injures another person.

Dog bites or attacks from other animals can cause extremely serious injuries, including permanent scarring, disfigurement, broken bones and severed nerves. If you have suffered injury due to a dog bite or attack, it is important to seek independent legal advice before accepting any settlement from the dog owner or the dog owner's insurance company.

Without an independent assessment of the full extent of your financial losses — including current and future medical bills, lost wages and compensation for permanent scarring — you run the risk of accepting a settlement that does not properly compensate you for your injuries.

A Well-Established Personal Injury Law Firm, Since 1988

Located in New Haven, the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., has devoted its practice to vigorously representing the rights of injured people throughout the state of Connecticut.

Many of our firm's well-respected lawyers enjoy an AV Preeminent or Distinguished rating* through Martindale-Hubbell, and our attorneys have won millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards on behalf of our seriously injured clients.

We represent clients with both small injuries and large, complex claims. We understand that even a small injury can have a major impact on a person's life. At the same time, our record of successful cases and verdicts shows that we have the resources and knowledge to handle complex injury claims against multiple defendants.

If you or a family member has suffered an injury as a result of a dog bite or animal attack, and you have questions about a possible lawsuit, call us today for a free consultation.

Contingency Fees ∙ Free Consultations

At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all dog bite injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.

To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., today. Call 866-689-1248 or send us an e-mail .


*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.