Contact a Top Rated Dog Bite Attorney in Massachusetts and Get the Compensation you Deserve!

When you get hurt in a dog attack in Massachusetts, you might be able to hold the owner liable for your injuries. The experienced Massachusetts dog bite attorney at Robert Shute can help you maximize your compensation. Contact our law office today to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment.

Dog bites and attacks by a dog can cause extremely serious injuries including puncture wounds, infections, and cuts or lacerations leaving scars. Sometimes dog bites include being mauled, resulting in disfigurement or even death. Because you can be at risk of rabies or other serious infections from a dog bite, it is important to seek treatment immediately and report a dog bite.

Dog Bite Lawyer Cost

Legal fees are “Contingency” –You don’t pay a penny until we win your case.

What is a Contingency Fee?

A contingency fee is a fixed percentage of the amount of the settlement or a jury verdict.
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, call for a free consultation to have all your dog bite questions and concerns answered. Attorney Shute has the experience and a history of success with dog bite cases.

Let his experience work for you

 What to Expect When I Call?

When you call Attorney Shute, he will discuss with you how the dog bite has affected your life both physically and emotionally, how the dog bite happened and what the important steps are for your legal case. He represents only injured people like you, against the big money insurance corporate interests.

The Strict Liability Law for Dog Bites in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, the law is that the owner or keeper of the dog is strictly liable for the harm caused by his or her dog unless the victim was trespassing, teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog.

For children under age seven at the time of the dog bite, it is presumed that there was no trespassing or provocation. It is not a defense if the dog has never bitten before and it is not a defense if the dog was on a leash.

The only exception is trespassing or provoking by teasing, tormenting or abusing of the dog.

Why You Should Call a Dog Bite Attorney Immediately

The insurance company will try to minimize you harm, investigate the dog bite incident and question the facts surrounding your case. That is why it is so important to speak with Attorney Shute about the complex issues surrounding owner and keeper of the dog. In some cases if a property owner allows a tenant to keep a dog that the property owner knows is dangerous, the property owner can be held responsible

When You Call Atty. Robert Shute your calls will be promptly returned, and your questions answered. 413-592-0999
The Statute of Limitations is the legal time limit for settling your case or filing a lawsuit.


Calling Atty. Shute immediately is crucial in order to avoid receiving the unfortunate news that you had a viable case to receive compensation for your harm but you are past the time limit.

Thirteen Common Dog Attack Injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Dog bite with injury or sprain to ligaments, muscles, and other tissue
  • Twisting of a leg from dog attack with a fall to the ground
  • Dog bite with a wound that requires surgery sutures or stitches
  • Dog teeth punctures causing scarring
  • Pain, bruises or swelling at the site of the dog bite
  • Emotional trauma from being bitten or attacked by a dog
  • Head, neck, back, arm pain from a dog attack
  • Falling from being knocked over by a dog
  • Disfigurement from vicious dog attack and dog bite
  • Series of rabies shots after a dog bite
  • Dog bites on face causing facial scars
  • Dog bites on face causing nerve damage and paralysis
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Attorney Shute offers a free consultation for you to discuss the particulars of what you experienced and how the law applies to your injury. The consultation can be by phone, in person or by video conference and can be scheduled during or after normal business hours.

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The American Veterinary Medical Association 2014 study on Serious Dog Bite Injury by Breed showed the German Shepherd, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Jack Russell Terrier and Chow Chow breeds are most likely to cause a serious bite.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that most rabies deaths in people around the world are caused by dog bites. The Rabies virus infection attacks the central nervous system causing death. The CDC advises that if a healthy dog bites a person the dog should be confined and observed daily.

Psychological Impact of a Dog Bite Attack

Larger dogs cause more damage when they bite, but some of the smaller dog breeds or toy breeds like Shih Tsu, Springer Spaniel and Lhasa Apso also can inflict a harm. The American Veterinary Medical Association has reported that 38.4 percent of households in the United States own a dog. The CDC has reported that about 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States with 1 out of 5 bites becoming infected.

While many dogs are well behaved and loved by their owners, dogs can become aggressive, causing serious physical harm. The CDC has reported that children are more likely than adults to be bitten by a dog and their injuries are usually more severe. Children are more likely to have head, face and neck injuries. Studies have shown that up to one-third of head and neck trauma is caused by pit bull terriers. It is possible for children and adults to suffer from the posttraumatic stress following a dog bite event and the physical injury of a dog bite. The National Institutes of Health has case reports that show when children are exposed to a life-threatening event, they often have PTSD. Some victims experience being afraid of dogs. If you get treatment from a clinician, health counselor, or therapist because a dog bite is affecting activities of daily living including sleep or other emotional consequences as a result of dog bite trauma, this can be a part of your legal case.

Call Now: 413-592-0999, Days, Evenings or Weekends for your Free Case Evaluation with Atty. Robert Shute.

Ronnie C.
Ronnie C.
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 My heart is full of gratitude to have had Attorney Robert Shute represent my son when he was injured in a auto accident. Attorney Shute’s kind, reassuring voice was the calm in the storm. He stood by my son while he was recovering and answered every question we had, and I had many!  If you or your family or friends every need a lawyer, with years of experience, who knows just what to do, call Attorney Robert Shute. He’s the Real thing, not a T.V. actor lawyer. I feel truly Blessed to have had him by our side.
D. Boone, Springfield
D. Boone, Springfield
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I highly recommend Attorney Robert W. Shute as a personal injury attorney. I was injured in an auto accident several years ago and Attorney Shute provided me with high-quality legal representation to ultimately reach a favorable settlement. I was so satisfied with Attorney Shute's professionalism and timely communication that I recommended him to my family members and friends when they needed a personal injury attorney; they too were very satisfied with his legal services. Additionally, Attorney Shute has been an invaluable resource and mentor, sharing his vast law knowledge and experience with me in my practice of law as well.
Phillip G. 
Phillip G. 
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If there was ever a person that you would want to represent you it is by far your best decision to use Attorney Bob Shute. My accident happened several years ago and Bob Shute never gave up and worked so hard for my best interest! He would explain everything in detail and would translate everything in layman’s terms so I would understood everything that was happening so that I was able to make the best decisions. He never gave up and fought hard for me! I would always recommend Attorney Shute for anything you needed!
Z. O-I.
Z. O-I.
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I would highly recommend The Injury Office of Robert Shute to anyone in need of legal services. He is not only Honest, Reliable and caring, but his office is always professional, responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful. He explains the process entirely and does all he can to ensure a great outcome for all his clients. Attorney Robert Shute is will always be my first choice, if I need it again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
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He was an amazing lawyer to work with and was always updating me whenever he got news with my settlement after getting hit by another car last year. He is excellent at explaining everything and gave great advice. Highly would recommend him to anyone.
Joe V
Joe V
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I had a great experience with Attorney Shute. He spent time to understand my situation, worked hard to develop the case and was persistent in pushing it through the process and in the end he got me a very good settlement. He is very knowledgeable and easy to interact with too. Hiring him was a good investment and I definitely would use him again.
Z. Coleman
Z. Coleman
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Attorney Shute is a great Lawyer! He represented me very well for the injury I got and he had my back the entire time. I highly recommend him!
Kathy V
Kathy V
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Attorney Shute does an outstanding job. I can't say enough good things about him and his work. Through the entire process, he was very patient and professional and kept us informed of his progress. He always took the time to be sure we clearly understood our options and he secured a great and fair settlement in a very timely manner. He was really wonderful to work with during a very stressful time. I very highly recommend Attorney Shute!
A.B., Springfield
A.B., Springfield
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Attorney Shute is an exceptional lawyer who practices law with honesty and genuine integrity to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. He has a friendly staff and he is always available to answer questions about your case and explains every possible scenario so that as a client you are aware of all of your options and you remain well informed about the status of your case. My family and I have utilized his services on more than one occasion and his results have proven to be fair and reasonable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Jeannine M.
Jeannine M.
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I was hit by a hit and run vehicle as pedestrian. I went through the motions as instructed by the proper people. Hiring an attorney was not something I had realized I needed to do. After being in the Dr's office overwhelmed by the paperwork and pain someone said, your Attorney will do that for you. So I went on a hunt. If you are looking for an Attorney who you can actually talk to on the phone, Attorney Shute is your guy. He was always very professional and he explained everything in a way I always understood. He is patient, a good listener and aware of my injuries making me comfortable. I don't hesitate to tell people he's a great choice. And oh yes, we won my case.
E.C., Greenfield
E.C., Greenfield
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Attorney Shute helped me through a difficult legal process after I was injured in an auto accident. Although the case was complex, he carefully, methodically and patiently advised me over all the hurdles that were placed in our path. Even the smallest accidents can be traumatic and legal nightmares. Attorney Shute traveled to my home to meet with me while I was injured and so traumatized I was unable to drive. He is smart, capable, and accessible. I recommend him very highly to anyone in need of expert personal injury advice.
R. Sears,
R. Sears,
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Robert did a fantastic job with my case. I can’t express that enough! Absolutely on point and very helpful!!! I recommend him to everyone!
J. Price
J. Price
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I was dealing with a tough situation and needed legal guidance. Attourney Shute not only helped me through the process, he helped give me a better understanding of how the legal process works when dealing with various aspects of legal formalities. He is always punctual and pleasant as well and did a wonderful job of keep me in the loop of happenings and explaining aspects that I was not clear about throughout my experience. He made me feel more comfortable and confident with his legal guidance. I would recommend Attourney Shute to anyone in need of legal guidance or assistance and will guarantee you will be very satisfied with all the services and legal expertise he provides. Definately will be my go to Attorney on any legal matters
Loren D.
Loren D.
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Attorney Shute was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable with our case. We highly recommend him!
S. Torres
S. Torres
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I would like to thank Mr shute for all his help he went above and beyond for me yoou are the best I have could not have done this without you thanks to you I have a future again and I have no worries and God bless and thank you for everything you are the best I appreciate everything you've done for me and for my family thank you thank you thank you
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