Tampa Dog Bite Law Firm
Man’s best friend. While millions of people happily enjoy the company of their dogs throughout Florida, a gentle pet can sometimes act out and bite. Dogs may bite for a number of reasons such as fear for its wellbeing or trying to protect its owner. Most dog bites are minor in nature, but there are always a few attacks per year that lead to the maiming of the victim and some have even lead to death.
Dog bites in Florida
Florida’s statute is different than most other states in that its statute has specifically makes a dog’s owner liable for nearly all bites. Even if a dog owner had no inkling that there dog was even capable of biting or attacking someone, they aren’t absolved with Florida’s laws. Here, it’s easier to state the rare couple of times that a dog owner wouldn’t be at fault.
- If the person bitten or attacked was trespassing at the time of the injury
- If the there was a clearly posted sign reading “Bad Dog” where the bite occurred
Important note: If the victim is under the age of six, the sign will not thwart off liability.
Attorneys specialized in Tampa dog bite cases
Have you or a loved one been bitten or attacked by a dog? It’s highly likely that you’re entitled to some form of compensation for your injury. Common are damages such as:
- Medical costs
- Compensation for any lost work time
- Pain and suffering
- Cosmetic damage and associated emotional distress
No matter in the way it took place, it’s always best to know your rights when you’ve been bitten by a dog. Our dog bite personal injury lawyers will speak with you for free about your claim and guide you through the process. Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance covers the verdict or settlement in many cases. Call us today at 1-877-430-9299 or fill out our consultation form.