The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Of these, 885,000 require medical attention and approximately 16 are fatally injured. In 2006, more than 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs. The PA personal injury lawyers of Scartelli Olszewski understand the seriousness of dog bites and the trauma that dog bite victims experience.
Dog bites may result in a range of serious injuries including death, disfigurement, fractures, nerve damage, infection, crushing, blood loss, scarring and emotional trauma. A dog bite victim may incur other damage as well, from missed work to ongoing medical expenses to long-term fear. Scartelli Olszewski’s experienced personal injury lawyers in Scranton, Pa., provide legal counseling and representation to dog bite victims and their loved ones. Our attorneys are familiar with Pennsylvania’s unique dog bite statute and understand the complex interplay of state law, local ordinances and legal principles such as negligence.
Whether optimal results on behalf of a dog bite victim will be best obtained through settlement, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation) or in court, Scartelli Olszewski’s Scranton lawyers possess the skill and expertise to help dog bite victims pursue maximum compensation. We also assist dog bite victims in dealing with their own and the dog owner’s insurance companies in seeking recovery for dog-bite related losses. If you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of a dog bite, we encourage you to contact us today