At Polito & Harrington, the health and well-being of our clients, employees and the community remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus and following the guidance of local, state and federal authorities. We will be conducting all non- essential meetings via video or teleconference and remain available to service our clients’ legal needs. Essential meetings in the office will be conducted in accordance with guidance from public health authorities.Although the closure of courts and other cancellations are likely to occur, we remain fully committed to continuing to provide our clients with the same level of service and attention to their legal needs that they have come to expect from Polito & Harrington. We are also open and accepting new cases and referrals. We continue to remain available by email ( and via our office phone number (860-447-3300) should you or anyone you know needs to reach us.

Wishing everyone good health,
~ The lawyers and staff of Polito & Harrington

Injuries From Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Waterford – New London, CT Dog Bite & Animal Attack Injury Lawyers

Dogs are man’s best friend – but people should never forget that they are also, animals. Injuries caused by dogs can result in long-term consequences. The experience is traumatic and terrifying. If you or a loved one were seriously injured by a dog, we can help. At Polito & Harrington, our goal is to restore our clients’ peace-of-mind, so they can encounter the future with confidence. Our Waterford – New London, CT & RI dog bite injury lawyers are hands–on advocates, they work directly with each personal injury client and often form lasting relationships.

Traumatic Injuries From An Animal Attack In CT & RI That Last a Lifetime

At Polito & Harrington, we handle the most severe dog bite cases in Connecticut (CT) and Rhode Island (RI). We have represented adults, children and even toddlers who suffered dog bite injuries, such as:

  • Scarring: Natural hunters, dogs often bite the face and hands – very visible body parts. We have handled many cases involving significant facial scarring that dramatically affected the victim’s outward appearance and self–image.
  • Infection: Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not have cleaner mouths than humans. Not by a long–shot. Dog bites can lead to terrible infections requiring intensive long–term treatment.
  • Psychological Damage: When an animal attacks, it turns one of our most primal fears into a reality. Survivors of serious attacks can suffer emotional scars including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Other Injuries: Owners of dogs are liable for any injury caused by a dog.

We will work hard to hold people and companies responsible for injuries caused by their carelessness.

We provide attentive, personalized service to help clients recover compensation and re–adjust to their new lives after their dog bite injuries. Personable, attentive, approachable advocates, CT & RI dog bite injury lawyers, Humbert Polito and James Harrington will respond promptly to any questions or concerns. For a free consultation at our Waterford, Connecticut personal injury law firm, call 1.860.447.3300 for contact us online today.

We are proud of our long record of successful personal injury verdicts and settlements in CT & RI, achieved for the benefit of our clients.

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Polito & Harrington – Serving Connecticut, Rhode Island, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and Mohegan Tribe

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