Butters Brazilian LLP represents injury victims suffering from permanent disfigurement and life-altering injuries as a result of dog bites and attacks. Massachusetts may be unforgiving when it comes to dog owner responsibility. In fact, Massachusetts Dog Bite Statute (M.G.L. Ch. 140, Section 155) holds owners strictly liable in certain situations where their dog injures another person. To establish liability under the law, the dog must cause personal injury or property damage, and the injured party must not be trespassing, committing another tort, or provoking the dog at the time of the attack. The dog owner’s responsibility is not excused even if reasonable measures were taken to prevent the dog from attacking someone, or if the dog has never acted in an aggressive manner in the past.
Dog attack injuries may result in severe physical and emotional scars that can forever change a person’s life. If you or a family member were bitten or attacked by a dog, please contact Butters Brazilian LLP to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our Boston-based trial attorneys.