Glastonbury Dog Bite Attorney

We Represent Dog Bite Victims in Glastonbury, CT

At Tehrani Law Group, LLC, our Connecticut dog bite lawyer is dedicated to helping people and families through challenging times. You need justice, accountability, and financial support. If you or your family member was injured by a dog, we are here to protect your rights. To set up a free, no commitment consultation with a top-rated Connecticut dog bite injury attorney, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Glastonbury law office today.

Common Types of Dog Bite Injuries in Glastonbury

Dog bite injuries can vary depending on the severity and location of the injury on the body. Typical dog bite-related injuries include:

  • Neck injuries;
  • Lacerations;
  • Puncture wounds;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Broken bones;
  • Blindness; and,
  • More.
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Dog Bite Infections

When people think of dog bite injuries, they typically think of broken bones, puncture wounds, and lacerations. But infections are possibly the most dangerous complication of a dog bite. A dog’s mouth is basically a petri dish for germs, and any one of them could enter your bloodstream when you are bitten. In fact, many victims who think they’ve suffered only minor wounds will find themselves in the emergency room after a few days with a devastating infection.
If you were bitten, please carefully watch your symptoms and seek immediate medical care if you notice anything wrong. Then reach out to our Glastonbury personal injury lawyer to schedule a consultation with our legal team.
 

Rabies

 
Perhaps the most dangerous infection is caused by the rabies virus. It leads to inflammation in the brain and spinal cord and is almost always fatal. Common symptoms include fever and convulsions.
If you were bitten, head to the emergency room. A doctor can give you a rabies vaccine as a preventative measure. It is not an exaggeration to say that this vaccine is a lifesaver.
 

Capnocytophaga

 
This is another serious infection that can lead to fever, headaches, vomiting, blisters, and redness or swelling around the bite wound. Symptoms might take up to two weeks before they manifest, so victims must watch their wounds closely.
If left untreated, Capnocytophaga infection can lead to gangrene, heart attack, or kidney failure. Fortunately, a doctor can treat the infection by prescribing antibiotics, but prompt intervention is helpful.
 

Staph Infection

 
Even healthy people have staphylococcus bacteria in their skin. But dogs have a different Staph bacterium in their mouths which they can transfer during a dog bite. Look for common symptoms, such as:
  • Red, swollen skin
  • Pus leaking from the wound
  • Boils
  • Oozing blisters

Staph infections can cause serious complications, including gangrene and infection of the heart, joints, lungs, or bones. A doctor can prescribe antibiotics as treatment.

 

Sepsis

 
Sepsis is a deadly medical condition caused by infection. Technically, sepsis is caused by the body’s immune response to an infection, which ends up damaging healthy tissue. A person can suffer extreme pain but also elevated heart rate, low blood pressure, and confusion or disorientation.  
If left untreated, sepsis can lead to organ damage or possibly even sepsis shock and death. Probably the best way to treat or prevent sepsis is to treat the underlying infection, and doctors usually prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Doctors can give drugs to alter the body’s immune response since it is this response that is threatening your health.
 
For this reason, we strongly encourage anyone with a dog bite to carefully check it several times a day. Any sign of infection—including redness, swelling, or oozing pus—should cause you to head to the emergency room.

What You Need to Know About Dog Bite Injury Laws in Connecticut

When proper precautions are not taken, dogs have the potential to be dangerous. According to a report from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), around 800,000 Americans seek emergency medical attention for dog bites each year. If you or your loved one was bitten by a dog, it is crucial that you know your rights under Connecticut state law. Here are three things to know about Connecticut’s dog bite laws: 

  • Strict Liability: In Connecticut, dog owners are strictly liable for harm caused by their animal (Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22-357). You are not required to prove negligence or misconduct on the part of the dog owner to bring a successful personal injury claim. A dog owner has a proactive obligation to protect people from their animal.
  • Two-Year Statute of Limitations: There is a two-year statute of limitations for dog bite injury claims in Connecticut. With limited exceptions, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. Do not wait to get the ball rolling on your case: Consult with a Connecticut dog bite injury lawyer as soon as possible.
  • Defenses May Be Raised: While dog bite injury claims are subject to a strict liability standard, a dog owner can raise defenses. The two primary defenses against dog bite injury claims in Connecticut are: 1) Trespassing and 2) Provocation. If you have questions about either type of defense, a Connecticut dog bite injury attorney can help.

How Dog Bite Lawyer Payman Tehrani Can Help You

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Dog bite claims are complicated. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, Payman Tehrani, Esq is  a dedicated advocate for justice. You and your family deserve full and fair compensation after an attack by a dangerous dog. We are prepared to get started on your case right away. Among other things, our Connecticut dog bite injury attorney will: 

  • Answer your questions and thoroughly review your case; 
  • Investigate the dog bite, gathering evidence to establish liability and damages;
  • Advocate for your best interests in any settlement negotiations; and
  • Take your dog bite injury claim as far as needed to get the best results. 

Call Our Connecticut Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Today

At Tehrani Law Group, LLC, our Connecticut personal injury attorney has the skills, knowledge, and experience to handle the full spectrum of dog bite injury claims. If you or your child was harmed by a dangerous dog, we can help. Contact our legal team today for your free, no obligation case review. From our Glastonbury office, we proudly serve the people of Newington, Avon, South Windsor, Rocky Hill, New Britain, Bloomfield, Windsor, Kensington, Berlin, Bolton, and other areas throughout Hartford county.
 
 

Schedule a call with Attorney Payman today