Dog Attacks Leave Serious, Sometimes Permanent, Injuries

Every year, millions of Americans are bitten by dogs. Hundreds of thousands of those attacked require medical attention, and some are even killed.

In 2014, 42 people in the U.S. died as a result of dog attacks; 27 of these attacks involved pit bulls.

If you were attacked by a dog, you may be unsure where to turn for help. You can turn to us. At Gregory R. Shettle, LLC, we will handle all of the legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on what matters most: your health.

Common Injuries Caused By Dog Bites

Dogs have powerful jaws that can cause serious damage. The larger, more aggressive the breed — such as pit bulls, Rottweilers and mastiffs — the more severe the injury. Common injuries include:

  • Lacerations and puncture wounds
  • Broken and crushed bones
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Infection
  • Emotional trauma

Unfortunately, many people continue to suffer even after their physical wounds have healed. After a vicious dog attack, post-traumatic stress disorder and other emotional issues can develop. Dog phobias, nightmares, fear of going outside and other symptoms can interfere with daily life.

Attorney Greg Shettle is committed to getting you the resources you need to move forward with your life. This includes compensation for your:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and any reduction in earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

Dealing With Insurance Companies

Insurance companies have one goal: getting you to settle your injury claim for as little as possible. Greg Shettle knows this because in the past insurance companies hired him to defend against personal injury claims.

His experience and knowledge work in your favor. He knows what insurance companies look at when evaluating claims and he builds strong injury claims that maximize your right to compensation.

Get A Free Consultation

If you or a loved one was attacked by a dog, you have a right to compensation. For more information about your options, call 860-430-1200 or contact us online. Consultations are free. Located in Glastonbury, we represent dog bite victims throughout central Connecticut.