In Tavares, Florida and surrounding communities, dog bites cause personal injury regularly. The state of Florida has laws in place to protect people from injury from a dog. The owner of the dog is responsible for a dog bite even if the dog is restrained or on a leash. The only exception to this law is if a person provokes a dog or ignores a posted warning sign. In those cases, fault is usually determined by a third party.
The Tavares Dog Bite Attorneys know Florida’s law and want to help ensure you receive the monies you need to recover fully from a dog bite. If the owner of the dog fails to control their dog, then the owner must pay for injuries and recovery to the victim.
Minor or major dog bites require prompt medical attention. A major dog attack can result in the following:
- Permanent scarring
- Broken bones
- Long hospital stays
- Lengthy recovery times
- Lost wages from missing work
There are multiple factors that must be considered to compensate properly for the long-lasting pain and suffering, both physically and mentally, that a dog attack can incur.
If the victim is a child, he or she can face a lifetime of fear from an attack by a dog. Psychological treatment may be necessary. Scarring can cause emotional problems for children throughout their lives.
High medical bills and long-term psychological trauma should be the responsibility of the negligent dog owner. Contact our Tavares Personal Injury Attorneys today for a free consultation for your dog bite case.