“I want you protected, and your case handled correctly from the start.”  

James Martin

Over 25 Years Experience


Animal Attacks

Often these cases involve bodily injury, with resulting permanent disfigurement. They involve young children, older children, and adults. Vermont’s law requires that a person, attacked and/or bitten by an animal, such as a dog, must prove that the owner, or caretaker, knew, or had reason to know, that its dog had vicious propensities before it attacked the person. Without this proof, the dog’s owner, or caretaker, is not liable and the owner’s liability insurance coverage will not be reached. Jim has successfully completed a significant and substantial amount of animal attack cases by the use of expert witnesses and lay witnesses to show that the owners knew, or should have known that their animal had vicious propensities, regardless of whether or not the owner’s animal had previously injured a person.