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Connecticut Superior Court Holds That Negligence Count Does Not Relate Back to Strict Liability Count

In the recent Connecticut Superior Court case of Falconi v. Spicer, Judge Emmet Cosgrove held that an amended complaint adding a claim of negligence to an original complaint asserting only a claim of strict liability under the Dog Bite Statute, CGS Sec. 22-357, does not relate back to the filing of the original complaint for purposes of determining whether the statute of limitations for the negligence claim has expired.


Frightening statistics about dog attacks in Connecticut and beyond

A man’s best friend. How could one argue with the joy and companionship that America’s favorite pets give countless families and children? There is no doubt that most dogs are well trained and well cared for. Most dog owners are very responsible when it comes to dog safety concerns. There are some recent statistics, however, that make it clear that there are some dog breeds that cause an inordinate amount of serious dog related injuries.

According to a recent study cited on DogsBite.org, there were 88 fatal dog attacks in the United States between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008. Pit bulls accounted for 59% of these deaths. This is a equivalent to a pit bull killing one U.S. citizen every 21 days during this three year period. The data shows that pit bulls commit the vast majority of off-property attacks that result in death.  Only 18% (16) of the attacks occurred off owner property, yet pit bulls were responsible for 81% (13).

Perhaps it is time for the Connecticut legislature to take notice of these statistics and craft breed specific legislation to help protect our children.

This website, CTDogBiteLawyer.com, is provided as a new resource for those who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a dog bite or a dog attack. If this is you or someone you know, contact us at the number above or by filling out the form on the right of this page.

CTDogBiteLawyer.com is launched, aims to help families

CTDogBiteLawyer.com, a new website launched in April 2010, is a new resource for families and individuals who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a dog bite or a dog attack.
The site will provide useful information to those people who have experienced a serious dog related injury, and provide some guidance about what steps to take in gathering information, and how to get help with a dog bite claim. Provided by experienced lawyers, this resource will also describe a dog injury victim’s rights under the law and how to recover legal compensation for these types of injuries.
For more information about how to asssist those who have suffered serious dog related injuries, fill out the form at the right of this page or call the number above.

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