Dog Bites


Claims arising from dog bites are often legally complex and emotionally fraught. We know how to navigate these difficult situations. To find out how we can help you, contact us today to schedule a free remote consultation.


We believe pet owners should be held responsible for the damages their animals cause. The state of Connecticut agrees.

Connecticut is a “strict liability” state where dog bites are concerned. That means unless you provoked the dog or were trespassing when the dog bit you, the pet owner is liable for the injury and property damage the dog caused.


When you come to us after a dog bite injury to you or your child, we’ll listen to you. We’ll seek to understand what happened and answer your questions about your legal options. Our goal is to pursue compensation for the full extent of the injury, including medical expenses as well as any mental or emotional trauma that may have resulted.

We will carefully investigate what happened and gather evidence to help prove your claim. We also recognize that dog bites are often emotionally and socially complex, particularly if you know the owner of the dog. In most instances, we’re able to resolve these cases through negotiation with the dog owner’s insurance company, keeping you informed every step of the way. If it’s necessary to go to trial, we will be fully prepared to advocate for you in front of a judge and jury.

If a dog seriously injured you or a member of your family, please contact D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC for a free remote consultation and case evaluation. There’s no cost and no obligation, just straightforward answers about your legal rights and options.

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If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness, you need to take immediate action so we can start our investigation. It’s not just a legal matter; it’s about helping you rebuild your life.

We have a proven track record of success. Other lawyers refer their cases to us because we have the experience and resources to resolve these complex matters.

It’s important that you contact us right away, before evidence disappears and critical legal deadlines expire. Our office is centrally located in Watertown and we offer legal counsel to victims and their families throughout Connecticut. Contact us online or by phone to schedule a free consultation.