Injured By A Cat. Can I Sue?

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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Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him or 860 471 8333

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