Connecticut trial lawyer, Tim O’Keefe, announced the filing of a lawsuit against two dog owners in connection with a recent German Shepard attack of a woman in Montville, Connecticut.
“This matter involves a dog that has attacked other people before and has quite a history with the local Animal Control Officer.” Tim O’Keefe
The lawsuit was filed in New London Superior Court and seeks financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement and loss of earning capacity.
Attorney O’Keefe handles dog bite and attack claims throughout the State of Connecticut. He is available to meet at any time and place that is convenient to you. Evening and weekend appointments are also available.
If you would like a Free Consultation with a Connecticut Dog Bite Lawyer, please contact us directly.
Connecticut trial lawyer, Tim O’Keefe, announced the filing of a lawsuit against a dog owner in connection with a pit bull attack of a two year old girl in Waterbury, Connecticut.
“This involves a very young child who suffered very painful facial injuries as a result of this pit bull attack.” Tim O’Keefe
The case was filed in Waterbury Superior court and seeks compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement and lost earning capacity.
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Hartford, Connecticut trial lawyer, Tim O’Keefe, has announced the filing of a lawsuit against an East Hartford, Connecticut property owner involving a pit bull attack of a small boy. The lawsuit has been filed in Hartford Superior Court and seeks damages for past and future medical expenses, loss of earning power, permanent facial scarring and pain and suffering.
“This small boy suffered extremely painful injuries as a result of this pit bull attack. We intend to present our evidence to seek full compensation for his losses.” Attorney Tim O’Keefe
If you would like a Free Legal Consultation for a Pit Bull Attack, please contact us directly.
I receive many telephone calls and e-mail inquiries from people who have been harmed by a dog’s attack. The first legal question that must be answered in these situations is whether or not it is still possible to file a claim under Connecticut’s Statute of Limitations. In Connecticut, if a dog causes damage to a person or property, a claim for legal damages can be bought against the owner and/or keeper of the dog under C.G.S. Section 22-357. There is no specific time deadline for filing set out in that statute. Accordingly, our courts have held that the time deadline for claims against the owner and/or keeper of the dog will be governed by C.G.S. Sec. 52-577. That statute provides for a three year time deadline within which to file a claim.
But be careful! In some situations, the most likely means of recovering financial compensation for a dog attack may be against the owner of the property where the dog attack occurs. The property owner is not always the dog’s owner (e.g. property rental situations). In those cases, the claim filed would be a negligence claim against the property owner. Those claims are governed by C.G.S. Sec. 52-584. That statute requires that a claim be filed within a two year deadline.
If you have any questions about the Statute of Limitations that applies to your situation, please contact me directly for a Free Consultation. I handle Dog Attack Claims in all Connecticut Courts.
Amongst the estimated 70 million dogs living in households across the nation, millions of people, mainly children, have fallen victim these easily preventable happenings. This is why National Dog Bite Awareness is so important.
The Hartford Courant reports on a brutal pit bull dog attack on a 93 year old woman from Branford, Connecticut. You can access the story here: http://www.courant.com/community/branford/hc-branford-pit-bull-attack-0415-20140414,0,5958953.story
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The Hartford Courant reports on a recent pit bull attack at a Stonington, Connecticut hotel. This situation raises some questions about whether the hotel operators would share in the liability for the harms caused by the pit bull dog. You can read more about the story here:
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Hartford, Connecticut based trial attorney, Timothy O’Keefe, announced the filing of three new lawsuits in connection with three recent dog attacks in Connecticut. The lawsuits were all filed in Hartford Superior Court. One case involves a pit bull attack on a young child in East Hartford. Another case involves an attack of a young boy in South Windsor. The third case involves an attack by three dogs of a man who was taking a walk in Newington during his lunch break. All three cases seek financial compensation for the victim’s injuries, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Attorney O’Keefe is an Experienced Board Certified Trial Attorney who has represented victims of dog attacks in courts throughout Connecticut for over twenty years. If you would like to discuss a Dog Bite Claim with Attorney O’Keefe, please contact us for a Free Consultation.
In the recent Connecticut Supreme Court case of Giacalone v. Housing Authority of the Town of Wallingford, the court upheld the right of a person injured in a dog attack to pursue a claim for damages against a landlord if the landlord knows that there is a dangerous dog on the premises and fails to take remedial action. The plaintiff in the case, Patricia Giacalone, filed suit after she was attacked by a dog and suffered injuries at an apartment complex. The trial judge dismissed the complaint and ruled that the only person to sue in such a situation would be the owner or keeper of the dog. The Connecticut Appellate Court reversed that decision and ruled that a person injured in a dog attack could also recover damages from a landlord who is aware of the dangerous dog. The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld that decision.
“This decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court acknowledges the importance of holding property owners and landlords legally accountable when they allow dangerous conditions to exist on their properties. It also makes clear that it is important that a person injured in a dog attack have an opportunity to recover legal compensation for injuries from a number of different potential sources. Oftentimes, the dog owner or keeper does not have liability insurance to cover these damages.” Timothy L. O’Keefe, Kenny, O’Keefe & Usseglio, P.C.