John Bales Dog Bite Attorneys Help Dog Bite Victims
Dog bites injuries are capable of causing both physical and mental suffering. That is why dog owners are responsible for keeping their pets restrained and away from potentially dangerous situations.
If you have suffered a dog bite injury, the dog bite attorneys at John Bales Attorneys will fight to help you get the resolution you deserve. Our legal staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—call (800) 225-5564 or fill out our free initial consultation form today.
Florida Dog Bite Laws
Florida is a statutory strict liability state, meaning dog owners may be liable—or financially responsible—to pay for a dog bite victim’s damages, whether or not the dog showed vicious behavior prior to the attack. There are several common factors surrounding dog bite attacks that may affect a victim’s ability to collect compensation:
- Did negligence contribute to the attack? Negligence is grounds for liability in Florida. If it can be determined that a dog owner’s careless behavior led to the attack, that person may be held responsible for the victim’s damages.
- Was a landlord or property owner involved? In certain cases, a landlord may be held responsible for dog bite damages if he or she was aware a tenant possessed a dangerous animal and failed to ensure the safety of other people on the premises.
- Did the incident involve a child? When a child age 6 or older is the victim of a dog bite injury, it must be determined if the child’s behavior provoked the attack. Parental supervision at the time of the incident may also affect a case.
Circumstances like these are often complex and can impact the outcome of your injury claim. An experienced dog bite lawyer from John Bales Attorneys can help protect your legal rights after a dog bite.
We Can Help
Get compassionate legal representation you can count on. Our professional legal staff will take the time to understand the details of your claim and get to know you. We will work hard to build the strongest claim possible, while keeping you informed every step of the way.
Find out how Dog Bites lawyers at John Bales Attorneys can help you; contact us today. We have years of experience helping injured victims in Tampa and St. Petersburg, and we also serve clients in St. Petersburg and Sarasota.