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Dog Bite Injury (Old save)

Alarming Dog Bite Statistics

  • An estimated 4.7 million dog bites happen every year in the U.S.
  • Dog bites are responsible for nearly 800,000 injuries per year
  • Children under 15 suffer 82% of the dog bites
  • Over $1 billion paid out every year in insurance (liability) claims

*Source: American Humane Association

There are a huge number of dog bites and dog attacks every year, and they often happen with no warning and can lead to devastating injuries.

Dog Owner, Liable for Damages

According to Florida law, the owner of a dog that injures a person is liable for damages – whether in a public space, or when lawfully in a private space (including the dog owner’s property).

Dog Bite Liability Remains:

  • Regardless of whether a dog has bitten previously
  • Regardless of the dog owner’s knowledge or lack of knowledge of any prior ferocity.

A simple dog bite can lead to a complicated case due to insurance coverage issues. Either way, the incident requires investigation, the preservation of evidence, and a careful evaluation of the event and related wounds or bodily harm. An experienced dog bite attorney can protect your rights.

Dog Bite, Florida Injuries

Dog bites can lead to some horrendous bodily harm

  • Puncture wounds leading to infections
  • Damage to tendons and muscles
  • …and in extreme cases, death

Frequently, people are bitten in extremities such as the head, neck, face, arms, and legs — leading to highly visible scars in addition to emotional and physical trauma. Treatment can require a multitude of surgeries, including reconstructive surgeries, and the bite itself can lead to long-term complications.

Compensation for dog bites

It’s a sad fact that dog bites happen mostly to children, and that the head, face, hands, and arms are often the most affected areas of the body. Not only are physical damages a huge concern, but a life-long fear of dogs can result from an attack. At Ahava Law Group, P.A. we will persistently pursue appropriate compensation for a dog attack to help after injuries such as the following:

  • Bite wounds and scratches
  • Fractures from a falling injury
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Physical impairment
  • Nerve damage or infection from the bite
  • Psychological trauma
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost earnings

We appreciate that you may well know the dog owner and that it may feel difficult to get help for your costs.  Medical bills and time out of work may mean you have no choice but seek reparations for your losses – and you are entitled to such help.  Often, the dog owner will not pay out of pocket, but through their homeowner’s insurance.

Contact Us

Over the years in our practice, Ahava Law Group has seen many dog bite cases and knows exactly how to present your case.

We will walk you through your rights according to the State of Florida, and will offer high quality legal representation at every step. Whatever reparations you are entitled, our attorneys will seek the maximum to help pay for your injuries and compensate you for your suffering.

Your Local, Experienced Lawyer

Dog bite lawyer Tampa. Call Ahava Law Group, (813) 626-1234.

Dog bite lawyer Clearwater. Call Ahava Law Group, (727) 362-1234.

dog bite lawyer Tarpon Springs. Call Ahava Law Group, (727) 362-1234.

St. Pete dog bite attorney, Call Ahava Law Group, (727) 362-1234.

Dog bite lawyer Oldsmar, FL. Call Ahava Law Group, (813) 626-1234.

Ahava Law Group Specializes in Victim’s Rights

Ahava Law Group, a Polish Attorney, in Tampa specializes in Polish speaking clients in Brandon, Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL. Call (813) 626-1234 to protect your rights under Florida law.

Polish Lawyer, Tampa

If you need a Polish Lawyer, Tampa, for your dog bite injury case,
call Ahava Law Group, (813) 626-1234.

If you need a Polish Lawyer, Brandon, for your dog bite injury case,
call Ahava Law Group, (813) 626-1234.

If you need a Polish Lawyer, Clearwater, for your dog bite injury case,
call Ahava Law Group, (727) 362-1234.

If you need a Polish Lawyer, St. Petersburg, for your dog bite injury case,
call Ahava Law Group, (727) 362-1234.