Many of our staff members have animals that they consider to be an irreplaceable member of their families, but this does not change the fact that injuries are the fault of the owner, not the injured.
Andover, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
According to USA Today, House Bill 621 is currently in the works to require “vicious dog owners” to carry at least $25,000 in liability insurance coverage. Kiley Law Group, LLC believes the bill to be an invaluable asset to dog bite victims and families struggling with catastrophic injury medical expenses.
As defined by House Bill 621, a “vicious dog” includes breeds that are commonly known as pit bull dogs. Several groups dedicated to protecting pit bulls and other targeted breeds see the bill as a growing threat to their progress.
Wendy Jackson, founder of the East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue, believes the bill to be a huge mistake that may result in several responsible pit bull owners being unable to provide homes for their pets. Wendy believes that vicious dogs are a result of irresponsible ownership, not breeds. “This dog is a powerful dog and a large dog, and obviously if they were motivated to do harm, they could, but we’re not treating the owner problem; we’re treating the symptom, which is a dog issue,” said Mrs. Jackson.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly 800,000 American citizens seek medical attention for dog bite attacks on a yearly basis, and more than half of those people are children. Of those injured, nearly 400,000 receive treatment in an emergency department and 16 succumb to their injuries.
Tom Kiley Sr., Boston dog bite lawyer, has assisted many Massachusetts dog attack victims and has experienced a high level of success. “Whether or not Pit Bulls are an especially violent breed is irrelevant. Those who come to our firm seeking compensation for their injuries do so out of necessity. The majority of our dog bite clients are parents of children who receive bites to their face and neck that require a great deal of medical attention and therapy to fully recover. When dog owners do not have any form of insurance to compensate those who are injured by their dog, the costs incurred by victims and their families can be too much to continue to receive proper care and pay their bills.
“We understand dog owners’ love for their animals. Many of our staff members have animals that they consider to be an irreplaceable member of their families, but this does not change the fact that injuries are the fault of the owner, not the injured. If raising the required amount of liability insurance is the only solution we currently have to make sure that dog bite victims receive compensation for their injuries, we are in full support,” said Attorney Kiley.
About Kiley Law Group, LLC
Kiley Law Group, LLC is a dog attack law firm based in Andover, Massachusetts. Its attorneys pride themselves on providing Massachusetts dog bite victims with top-notch legal representation from passionate staff members and aggressive litigators. In addition to offering free case evaluations to local residents, all injured persons are protected by the Kiley Law Group “No Win No Fee Promise”.
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