Each day, over 1,000 U.S. Citizens require emergency treatment for dog attacks. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 4.5 million dog bites occur in the nation each year. If you or someone you know has suffered from an animal injury, contact our offices at 855-LAW-2020 to schedule a free consultation. You have a right to recover financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income or wages, and more. Animal attacks can result in a variety of injuries such as, lacerations, puncture wounds and permanent scarring. Multiple surgeries, including plastic surgery, can be required to repair the damage. Serious infections can occur due to dog attacks, including rabies.
Actions to take if Injured by an Animal:
If you have been severely injured in a Florida Personal Injury incident by an animal and have not sought medical attention, you should do so quickly. Then, immediately report your accident to the police or sheriff and request a copy of the police accident report.
Try to obtain the name and contact information on the animal owner and get the name and contact information of any people who witnessed your accident. If you are able, take photographs of the animal that caused your injuries and the location of the accident. Save any clothing that may have been damaged by the animal and, if possible, take photographs of any property damage caused by the animal.
Make sure you take photographs of any visible injuries you have suffered as a result of the incident with the animal or permit our investigator to accomplish this. Do not have any communication with the owner of the dog or the owner’s insurance company. If you accept any form of compensation, you may waive your right to sue for additional damages. Call our Lake County Personal Injury Attorneys before making any rash decision. The initial consult is free. 855-LAW-2020
Florida laws state that dog owners are strictly responsible for the damages caused by contact with their dogs. If you were in a public place or legally on the dog owner’s property when the attack occurred, you are entitled to receive damages for your losses.
FLORIDA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS: DOG ATTACK LAWYERS
There are several factors that determine liability when dealing with A Dog Attack:
Was the dog provoked
Prior behavior the dog exhibited
Was there a “Beware of Dog” sign
The attorneys of the Boyette, Cummins, & Nailos Law Firm will assist a person injured in any type of animal attack. We seek maximum financial compensation for injuries caused by dog attacks and other animal attacks. To schedule a free consultation, please contact the law firm of BCN, PLLC today. We practice in Clermont, Leesburg, Apopka, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Orlando and all of Central Florida.