Massachusetts dog attack victims may suffer much more than solely physical injuries. In fact, psychological damages and other emotional injuries can affect the victim for the rest of their lives, often more than any physical injury would. In order to protect your rights and get expert legal counsel, you should not hesitate to hire an attorney for you or your loved one’s dog bite case. The Boston dog bite lawyer experts at the Boston, MA Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates are highly knowledgeable about Massachusetts dog bite law.
A home health-care worker injured after he was bitten by a client’s dog has agreed to a $1.75 million settlement. Howard Kraft, a physical therapist employed by Valley Hospital Home Care, was leaving the Hillsdale, New Jersey home of Aret and Meri Tasciyan on Feburary 5, 2014, after caring for their elderly relative. Suddenly, the couple’s two-year-old, a 30-pound Schipperke-Corgi mix, bit Mr. Kraft on his left hand. Mr. Kraft, who was 59 years-old at the time, suffered three deep puncture wounds of the index finger that required drainage and “delayed primary closure.”
Complications from the dog bite resulted in complex regional pain syndrome, with swelling and decreased range of motion. Mr. Kraft had an infraclavicular catheter implanted for pain control and operations to implant temporary and permanent spinal cord stimulators. Mr. Kraft contended he was a lawful invitee on the premises, which made the couple liable for his injuries under the applicable New Jersey Dog Bite Statute. New Jersey law states that the owner of a dog that bites a person, who is in a public or lawfully in a private place, is liable for damages in nearly all instances. The Tasciyans settled with Kraft earlier this year during mediation in Roseland, New Jersey.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog attack, please contact one of our Boston, MA dog bite lawyer experts or a personal injury attorney specialists at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. Someone can be reached by phone 24/7 at 617-787- 3700 for a free case evaluation, where we can assess the value of your Massachusetts dog bite claim, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Your needs are our top priority!