Attorney Mark Rufo PC
There Are No Costs To Get Started For Free
Call 603-882-8424 For Your Free Consultation

Victims of dog bite injuries can pursue financial relief

Dog bite laws differ from state to state, but those in New Hampshire are more favorable to victims than most other jurisdictions. However, the dog owner cannot be held liable if the person who suffered dog bite injuries was committing a civil wrong or trespassing at the time of the attack. Nevertheless, specific questions need answers before the filing of a civil lawsuit.

For a dog bite lawsuit to be viable, there must be serious injuries or other damage caused. When documenting damages, lost income and emotional trauma can be included along with medical expenses. To bring such a lawsuit, the owner of the dog will have to be identified. If that information is not available, such as in a case when the dog was a stray, there may be no one to sue.

In most cases, the injured victim will have to show that provocation did not cause the incident, and that he or she was not a trespasser on the property where the incident occurred. New Hampshire laws do not require proof that the dog owner was aware of the dog's vicious propensities. However, if you suffer such an incident in another state with different dog bite laws, you might have to prove such knowledge by the owner.

Victims of dog bite injuries in New Hampshire do not have to carry the financial burden alone. They can discuss the circumstances of the attacks with an experienced personal injury attorney who can explain their rights. The lawyer can also determine the viability of any particular lawsuit, and if grounds exist, he or she can provide the necessary support and guidance in pursuit of recovery of financial and emotional damages.

Source: FindLaw, "Dog Bite Injuries: Do You Have a Case?", Daniel Taylor, May 12, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
We don't get paid unless you do —call 603-882-8424 today!
Email Us For A Response

Ask Attorney Rufo Your Questions After An Injury

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

131 W. Hollis St.
Nashua, NH 03060

Phone: 603-882-8424
Phone: 603-669-9657
Phone: 603-224-8945
Phone: 603-863-7455
Phone: 603-357-3883
Phone: 603-742-3193
Phone: 603-524-4914
Fax: 603-882-2503
Nashua Law Office Map