Every year more than 4.7 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs, and approximately one out of every six dog bites are serious enough to require medical attention. Victims of dog bites suffer from a number of debilitating and painful injuries that can result in permanent damage or disability. Deep wounds, punctures, infection, disease, permanent scarring, broken bones and disfigurement are common amongst serious dog bite victims. If you have suffered an attack by an animal or have been bitten by a dog, a Sarasota County dog bite lawyer or Manatee County dog bite attorney at our Firm can clearly explain your legal rights and help you file an injury claim against the owner of the dog or animal.
Florida Dog Bite Laws:
In Florida, dog owners are to be held legally responsible if their dog bites or attacks a person. The law states:
The owner of any dog is liable for damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you may need a lawyer right away:
Under the terms of the law, it is the responsibility of the owner to restrain the dog and keep it from biting a person. In the event that a dog bites or injures a person, the owner will be held responsible for the incident and liable for paying damages to the victim. Even if the dog never bit a person or displayed signs of aggression before, the owner will still be held liable for the attack.
At Michael L Morgan Law Group, we are committed to helping dog bite victims in Sarasota County and dog bite victims in Manatee County, to compensate them for their injuries. We know that a dog bite injury or attack can be a very traumatizing and physically painful experience. Nothing gives us greater joy than helping people who have been through so much, both physically and emotionally, to obtain justice under the law.
When you come to our office, an experienced commercial litigator will sit down with you to discuss your dog bite case and explain your rights under the law. If you retain our services, we will immediately begin conducting our own investigation into your dog bite, collecting necessary evidence, consulting medical experts, and doing whatever else is necessary to build a strong injury claim and enhance your potential recovery. In court, Michael L Morgan Law Group has nearly 30 years combined trial experience to vigorously advocate on your behalf and our attorneys will not stop fighting until we recover a satisfactory result that is fair and just.
To discuss your case with a Sarasota County dog bite lawyer who genuinely cares for your best interest, please contact Michael L Morgan Law Group today.