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
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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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