If one driver causes a car crash and hurts another, we do not assume the driver meant to hurt the other party, but the driver is still responsible for the damages caused.  The same is true for animal attacks. If a dog bites a person we do not assume that the dog is a “bad dog,” but an injury still occurred, and the injured person still deserves to be reimbursed for his or her damages.

In Florida, it is the owner of the dog that bites a person who is responsible for the damages suffered by the bitten person. And these bites can be devastating, causing scarring, nerve damage, infection, even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And unlike in a car crash, you may not have insurance to cover the medical bills that result, so you must turn to the dog owner. We can help you do that.

Our office is full of life-long pet lovers. But we also understand the impact that a single bad incident can have, both physically and financially. If you or a loved one have been attacked by an animal, please call or email us so that we can explain this fairly narrow area of law, and assist you in getting reimbursement for the damages you sustained.