Massachusetts is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites. This means that the dog owner or keeper is strictly liable when his dog bites someone unless the victim was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog, or was trespassing or committing some other tort. When the victim involves a child under the age of 7, there is a rebuttable presumption that the child did none of those things to cause the bite.
If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, call us. We have successfully obtained significant compensation for children and adults of dog bites.