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Dog Bites

New York Dog Bite Victim Attorneys

Compensation for Physical and Emotional Damages

When you're out in the park or walking up the stairs to your apartment, you shouldn't have to worry about being attacked by a dog. Unfortunately in New York, dog owners don't always take the precautions they should to protect others from their pet. Scarcella Law Offices, with offices in Manhattan and White Plains, New York, is prepared to hold owners liable for the injuries caused by their dogs. As White Plains personal injury attorneys, we've seen the damage a dog can do - disfigurement, scarring, torn ligaments, even death. When young children are involved, it's especially heartbreaking. And while we're not opposed to pet owners, we certainly think if they're going to own a dog then they'd better be prepared to accept responsibility for the injuries they cause when they attack others.

Get the information you need to pursue compensation for your injuries - contact a New York dog bite victim lawyer today at the Scarcella Law Offices. We represent clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens, as well as in Rochester, Putnam, and Rockland County. Our first consultation is free and weekend and evening appointments are available - call for more information.

What You Can Do Now To Help Your Case

Regardless of how major or minor you injuries might be, it's important to document them for the court. Over time, your injuries may heal. We make sure the insurance company, jury and judge can see how serious the injuries were shortly after an attack. Here are a few things you can do now to bolster your case:

  • Take photographs of injuries every few days
  • Obtain a copy of any pertinent medical reports
  • Videotape the hallway or area where the attack occurred
  • If you have any physical impairments, document them on videotape
  • If the dog aggressively barks at passing strangers, videotape its behavior

Emotional as well as Physical Scars

When children are attacked by dogs, there's often emotional and psychological consequences that must be dealt with as well. Sometimes, children may withdraw, refuse to go outside, or be forever frightened by animals. Regardless of how minor their physical injuries may be, holding dog owners accountable for emotional trauma is also important.

At Scarcella Law Offices, our White Plains personal injury lawyers document your case, explain the impact of an attack, and demand justice. We won't be deterred by hand waving or combative insurance companies - we get the facts and compensation.

Contact Scarcella Law Offices Today

To learn more about your legal options in cases of a dog bite or animal attack, contact New York dog bite lawyers at the Scarcella Law Offices today. Representing clients in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Manhattan, as well as in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland County, we provide free consultations in order to evaluate your case.

With offices in Manhattan and White Plains, New York, we handle personal injury and wrongful death claims in Westchester County and Rockland County, including Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Hawthorne, Dobbs Ferry, Ossining, Pleasantville, Thornwood, Riverdale, Greenburgh, Elmsford, and Yonkers, and all of New York City: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, including Harlem, the East Side, Battery Park, and Park Avenue.