Under Connecticut's Dog Bite Statute, a dog's owner or keeper at the time of the injury is liable for damages if the injured person proves:
Under this statute, if a person was under seven years old at the time of the injury, the law automatically presumes that the child was not committing a trespass or other tort, or teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog. In that case, the burden of proof is on the defendant.
Under Connecticut's Dog Bite Statute, persons injured by dogs can recover economic damages, as well as pain and suffering damages.
Connecticut does not have a Dangerous Dog Statute.
A panel determines whether a dog is dangerous. The Panel may declare a dog to be dangerous if it finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the dog:
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