Dog attacks are serious. Especially when the injuries involve young children, these attacks can be disfiguring and life-altering. Tragically, they can be fatal, which may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, please call My Price Lawyers at (888) 473-6137, for a free claim evaluation. We proudly advocate on behalf of injury victims in Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Sebring and nearby areas throughout the state of Florida.
Florida Dog Bite Laws
In our state, the owner of a dog is liable for any injuries the animal inflicts on another person. This liability exists regardless of whether the owner knew the dog to be vicious. So, even if it is the first time the dog has attacked, the owner is liable. This applies under either of the following circumstances:
The bite or attack occurred while you were on public property
The bite or attack occurred while you were lawfully present on private property, such as the owner’s home
If it is determined you provoked the attack in any way or if you were trespassing, then your claim may be reduced. Speak to our experienced attorneys about the details of your injury.
Common Injuries Seen in Dog Bite Lawsuits
Dogs have powerful jaws and sharp teeth. Not only that, but their mouths contain about 60 different kinds of bacteria, according to the CDC. The agency says about 18 percent of dog bites become infected to some degree.
Although there is a wide range of severity, the worst dog bites may cause:
- Serious, potentially life-threatening infection
- Diseases including rabies, MRSA and tetanus
- Puncture wounds
- Disfiguring injuries
- Nerve damage
Children are more likely to be bitten than adults, according to the CDC. At any age, injuries of this nature typically require expensive medical care, time away from work or school, and may cause embarrassing scars. Certain injuries can lead to a disability or limited range of movement, which affects your future earning capacity and your quality of life. As the victim of this type of harm, you need and deserve maximum compensation.
What Compensation May I be Owed?
The point of pursuing a personal injury case is to fight for the best possible results for you and your family.
When a case is successful, monetary recovery may be based on the following damages and others:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Diminished earning capacity
There are no guarantees in any case. But you deserve the opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable. At My Price Lawyers, we know how expensive it is to treat a severe injury. When you contact us, we connect you with an experienced, skilled dog bite lawyer who works on a contingency fee basis. That means you do not pay the lawyer anything upfront. Their payment comes in the form of a percentage of any monetary recovery obtained on your behalf. There is no obligation or expense to call us and find out what your options are.
Your Free Claim Evaluation With a Dog Bite Law Firm
Have you or a loved one been bitten by a dog or attacked by someone’s pet? If so, please call the experienced, compassionate law firms at My Price Lawyers for a free lawsuit evaluation.