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Dog Bites

In the aftermath of a dog bite

If you are seriously bitten or scratched by someone’s pet, it’s not the pet that is liable. It’s the owner of the pet. In New Hampshire, the law is clear: Owners are responsible for the harm their dogs or other animals do.

This is not a trivial issue. Emergency rooms in Strafford and surrounding counties see dozens of serious injuries every year, many of the worst involving small children and toddlers.

Call our experienced animal attack lawyers in Rochester, Strafford & Rockingham County, NH

Dog bites can cause serious infections that destroy tissue. The ripping and tearing cause permanent disfigurement in victims. Some people acquire post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which may follow them all their lives. Some victims, particularly the elderly, suffer fatal heart attacks.

We are focused on optimal compensation for your dog bite injuries

Most people like dogs and know the good they do for their owner families, providing security, affection, and loyalty. But when small children are attacked and their lives are ruined by scarring, people need legal recourse. At BrownLaw, we file lawsuits against owners of attacking dogs, seeking compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, time lost from work and sometimes for causing wrongful death.

Suits are usually against the dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy. We have doctors who assist us in placing a monetary value on your complete recovery. Some dog owners may claim they have no insurance and no money to pay for the damage their dog has done. We check to see whether this is true, and we are prepared to investigate other targets for proper compensation.

If you or a family member has been attacked by a dog, you have legal options. Call BrownLaw in Rochester at or email our attorneys using the online form.