Almost five million people are injured by dog bites each year in the United States. Of these bites, nearly one in five require medical attention and about one out of every ten require hospitalization. To top this off, more than 50% of all dog bites involve children. Although it may seem trivial, there are many animal breeds that are more than capable of causing serious injury and even death.
The medical cost associated with animal injuries can be great, and the emotional cost can be even more burdensome after a close encounter and injury from an animal attack. Many victims of serious dog bites often become afraid to go on walks or ride their bikes, paralyzed by the thought of another attack.
If you or someone you love has been attacked by a vicious dog or other animal, contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.
When a dog bites and attacks a person in Florida, state law holds the owner of the dog strictly liable for any damages resulting from the injuries that the dog causes the victim. Damages may include compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
While dogs are the most common type of animal attack, they are not the only animals that attack and injure people. Florida law requires the owner or keeper of all animals to use reasonable and ordinary care to control the animal to prevent the animal from causing injury to others. If an animal owner fails to properly control his or her animal, and that animal causes injury to a person, that person is entitled to compensation for damages as a result.
At Personal Injury or Florida, our Palm Beach Gardens personal injury lawyers will protect you or your loved ones if an animal attack causes injury. We will hold the animal owner responsible for all damages that you are entitled to under the law.
At Personal Injury of Florida, we will never take a fee unless we recover for you!