Dog Bite Injury Attorneys
Assisting Clients in Personal Injury Cases throughout Tampa
In 2010, dog attacks accounted for 33 deaths in the U.S. Of those who died,
20 were children. Of all of the breeds of dogs, pit bulls and Rottweilers
are the most dangerous; their attacks outnumber any other type of dog.
Some recent studies show that up to 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency
rooms every year due to dog bites. Those most likely to need medical attention
Under Florida law, those who are bitten by a dog are protected. Strict
negligence regulations have been written into law which makes dog owners
responsible for the behavior of their animals. If you or your child has
been bitten by a dog in the Tampa area, it is important that you seek
professional legal guidance. We recommend that you contact our firm to
speak with an attorney about the situation. It is also wise to document
the injuries and circumstances of the incident as soon as possible so
that a Tampa personal injury attorney can evaluate whether or not you
have a valid claim under the law. Your claim may also be subject to a
statute of limitations which is another reason to act promptly. Our firm
is well-versed in personal injury law and cases of all kinds.
Damages for Dog Bite Injuries
The damages that you may recover in a claim or lawsuit regarding a dog
bite includes medical payments, insurance co-payments, and wages lost
due to injury, and compensation for any future medical treatment. You
may also be able to recover compensation for non-economic damages, such
as mental trauma, pain and suffering. A Tampa dog bite lawyer at the firm
can advise you on what to expect and what needs to be done in the legal
matter of any dog bite or attack.
Contact a Tampa dog bite attorney at the firm if you or your child has been bitten by a dog in the Tampa
area today (813) 862-1029.