The state of Massachusetts has adopted strict liability laws designed to protect the public from dog bites. If you or your child has been attacked by a dog, you may have a right to receive compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, and more.

At the law firm of Hamilton & Hamilton, we hold negligent pet owners responsible for the damage caused by their pets. If you, your child or your pet has been attacked by a vicious dog, we can help.

If you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about a dog bite or other animal attack, contact Hamilton & Hamilton. We are located in Waltham, Massachusetts. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our law office, call our firm at 781.894.8700 , toll free 866-586-2209 or contact us by mail.

Hamilton & Hamilton handled our daughter's dog bite case. They were very professional & promptly answered all of our many questions. They kept us informed every step of the way, and what ever was coming up next, we were notified. I would highly recommend their services. We are completely satisfied with how the case was resolved.- Patrick and Christine

Children Are Frequently the Target of Dog Bites


Most dog bite victims are children. According to a 2001 report featured on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site, the majority of dog bite victims in 1994 (most recent available data) were between the ages of 5 and 9.


We Know How to Handle Child Injury Cases


Our partners, Leslie G. Hamilton and Christopher P. Hamilton, have more than 38 years of combined legal experience. Our firm has handled a wide range of personal injury matters, including cases involving child injuries.

Children are affected differently by dog attacks than adults. Children are more physically vulnerable and emotionally vulnerable than adults. Our attorneys are sensitive to the needs of children and the many ways that dog bites harm children.


Any Dog Can Be Dangerous

While Pit Bulls and Rottweilers account for a large number of dog attacks, any breed of dog can be dangerous. The state of Massachusetts recognizes the danger posed by unrestrained dogs and has enacted powerful legislation to protect the public from vicious dogs.

Unlike some states which require a plaintiff to prove that a dog owner knew of the dangerous propensities of his or her dog, Massachusetts has no such requirement.


Contact Us

If you need to speak with an attorney about a dog bite, we can help. To speak with an attorney at our Waltham law office, call 781.894.8700 or contact us by e-mail