Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injury Lawyer
Your Christian Law Firm, Dean Burnetti Law represents Dog Bite Injury Victims in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Hillsborough County, including: Brandon, Tampa, and Plant City; in Pinellas County, including Clearwater, St. Pete, Gulfport, Treasure Island, Largo, Oldsmar; and all of the surrounding Greater Central Florida and West Central Florida Areas.
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In the United States, nearly one-third of all homes have a dog as a pet. This means that our country houses more than 52,000,000 canines at any given time. The Centers for Disease Control report approximately 800,000 dog bites each year that require medical attention; 334,000 are severe enough to warrant treatment in a hospital. Worse yet, as many as 30 Americans die each year due to injuries sustained in a dog attack!
More than half of all dog bite victims are children. And while only 12 percent of adults require medical treatment for dog bites or attacks, more than 26 percent of children bitten or attacked by dogs require an emergency room visit.
Luckily, when this unfortunate event happens, Florida’s Dog Bite Law (§767.04, Florida Statutes) states that the dog’s owner may be required to pay a monetary award to the victim. If you or a loved-one has been attacked or bitten by an animal, it may be a good idea to consult with an attorney to see what your options might be, as far as recovering compensation for medical bills, scarring, mental duress, etc.
When involved in a dog bite or animal attack, depending on circumstances and various factors, you may be able to seek damages and compensation from an owner. This may include:
- Past and Future Medical Bills (Including Any Hospital or Emergency Room Costs)
- The Amount of Pain and Suffering Based on the Extent of Your Injuries
- The Amount of Wages Already Lost as well as Reduced Future Earning Capacity
- Any Significant Lifestyle Changes Experienced
- Funeral Costs (when the Attack is Fatal)
If you or your loved-one has been injured or killed by an aggressive animal, you need an attorney. You can’t go up against the insurance company alone; but an experienced attorney can.
Call (863) 287-6388 (in Lakeland) or (813) 287-6388 (in Brandon) today to schedule a free confidential consultation with an attorney at Your Christian Law Firm, Dean Burnetti Law.
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Lakeland: (863) 287-6388
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