Dog Bites and Attacks

Few of us, even those who are pet owners, consider the possibility of sustaining serious injuries from dog bites or attacks. Our lawyer prefers to focus on the more companionable aspects of pet ownership. Yet dogs and other pets do attack, bite and knock over individuals, causing injury and in some cases serious cosmetic damage.

At Sherman Law, PLLC, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we are a personal injury law firm with considerable experience in defending cases. Our reputation for success is built on our thorough, personalized approach to assisting our clients. If you live in New Hampshire or Massachusetts and have sustained a serious injury after an encounter with a hostile or dangerous dog, contact our offices. We are here to help you.

New Hampshire: A Strict Liability State

New Hampshire is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites and animal attacks. Under a strict liability standard, a pet owner is liable for injuries caused by a pet, despite the reasonable care taken to protect visitors from the animal. This means that if you are a pet owner, the injured party does not have to prove that you were negligent in allowing your pet to harm the person. Further, you are fully responsible for injuries inflicted upon others through your pet’s actions. If this is not the first time that a pet has attacked, damages may be multiplied.

John Sherman working with client

Effective Service

Sherman Law has provided thorough, effective legal assistance to clients throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts for several years. By taking a comprehensive, proactive approach to personal injury defense as well as representation of aggrieved parties, our Portsmouth dog bite attorney has earned the respect of the individuals who make up our communities.

New Hampshire Animal Attack Attorney

If you have been injured by a dog or other animal and need legal assistance that is both thorough and effective, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.