You’ve been injured by a cat. Can you sue?
In high school, a classmate got cat scratch fever. One day he was healthy. The next day he was in a coma. He was in a coma for weeks. He nearly died. Fortunately, he survived. His doctors feared permanent brain damage. As the result of being scratched by a cat.
There are lots of dog bite cases. Many fewer cases about cats. Probably because many cat attacks result in minimal injuries. Cases not worth bringing.
The Connecticut Supreme Court in Allen v. Cox held that when a cat has a propensity to attack other cats, knowledge of that propensity may render the owner liable for injuries to people that are reasonably foreseeable as a result of such behavior.
It is the most important case in cat injury law in Connecticut.
Knowing the history of the cat is the only way to know if you have a claim.
If you are attacked by a cat and suffer serious injury, please contact me for a free case review:
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