Attacked by a Dog in New Haven?
Our Injury Attorneys Know How To Win Tough Cases
Dog attacks in New Haven can be a traumatic experience. Your child might need to be treated for injuries to the face at Yale-New Haven Hospital caused by a pit bull on Sherman Avenue or Chapel Street. Or maybe you needed emergency medical treatment due to deep wounds on your arm or leg caused by a dog on Grand Avenue or Prospect Street.
Whatever type of dog attack you're dealing with, you need to make sure you take legal action to protect your rights. Otherwise, you could end up having to pay for all your medical bills and other dog attack-related expenses on your own.
Don't jeopardize your financial future. Make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Schedule an appointment with an experienced New Haven dog bite lawyer you can trust. Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli. We have years of experience handling such complicated cases.
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New Haven, CT 06511
Serious Dog Bite Injuries
Every year, an estimated 4.5 million people get seriously hurt due to a dog attacks nationwide, according to the National Library of Medicine. Many of these dog bites and attacks require injury victims to go to a hospital for emergency medical care. Such serious dog bite injuries include:
- Puncture wounds
- Facial injuries, including facial cuts and scars
- Crushing injuries
- Broken bones, especially in the hands, arms, legs and feet
Dog bites can have life-altering consequences, including heavy scarring and disfigurement. Victims may need skin grafts and even reconstructive surgery. Whatever type of dog bite you’re dealing with, make sure you get immediate medical attention. Then contact our New Haven law firm. We can help you every step of the way.
Why Are Dog Attack Cases So Complicated?
There are several reasons why dog bites and attacks can be complicated. One reason is dog owners often deny responsibility for the attacks. They insist their dog would never hurt someone. Or they might even claim you did something to provoke their dog.
Other times, knowing what to do after a dog attack can be confusing since you might personally know the dog's owner. A friend, family member or neighbor might own the dog. As a result, you might be reluctant to take legal action, fearing you could ruin your relationship with them.
Was Your Child Attacked By A Dog In New Haven?
Dog bites can have serious consequences for any victim, but they are especially devastating when the victim is a child. Children’s developing bodies can be permanently scarred by the force of a dog’s teeth and jaws. Growth plates can be damaged and permanent scarring can affect the long-term formation of limbs. Many children lose full use of limbs as a result of a severe bite. In addition to the physical harm, being attacked by a dog is a traumatic experience that can have devastating emotional impact.
Our attorneys have extensive experience advocating for children who were injured in dog attacks. We regularly consult highly qualified experts, including plastic surgeons with special training and experience treating children. We take into account the full long-term cost of the bite, including future medical procedures and other costs. Our goal is to pursue full and fair compensation for your family in order to meet your child’s needs and protect their future.
We Will Advocate For Your Rights Throughout The Process
We understand how sensitive dog attack cases can be in New Haven. That’s why we take all of these issues into consideration when working to obtain compensation for you. In most cases, we deal directly with the dog owner’s insurance company. That way, you get the money you deserve for your dog attack-related expenses, without affecting your personal relationships.
If you or your child has been bitten by a dog in New Haven, contact us today. Our experienced New Haven dog bite attorneys fight for the compensation you need and deserve to move forward.