Animal Bites & Dog Bites
If you have recently been bitten by an animal and suffered an injury, or if someone close to you has been injured or killed by an animal, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Animal bites may result in serious injuries, permanent disfigurement or death. Serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the bite was unprovoked and caused by the owner's negligence or if state law automatically places liability on the animal's owner, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
Generally pet and wild animal owners, including those offering their animals for hire, are liable for the action of their pets if they cause an injury or property damage and were unprovoked.
According to the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists, an estimated 4.7 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs each year. Some states have enacted laws specifically related to dog bites and dog attacks which include criminal penalties. In Florida for example, if a dog that has previously been declared dangerous attacks or bites a person or a domestic animal without provocation, the owner is guilty of a misdemeanor. Also, if a dog that has previously been declared dangerous attacks and causes severe injury to or death of any human, the owner is guilty of a felony.
Animal & dog bite personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
Where can I get legal advice about my Accident Injury issue or case?
If you have an Accident Injury matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, call the law firm below to schedule an initial consultation.
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