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If you or a loved one was bit by a dog, contact our dedicated dog bite attorneys today to attain the compensation you deserve.

Dog Bite Attorneys in Lake County, FL

Fighting In Behalf of Clients Since 1989

If you or your child was bitten by another person’s dog, you may be eligible for compensation. Florida is a “strict liability” state, which means a dog’s owner is liable for injuries if their dog bites another person when they are legally on private property or on public property. Even if the owner had no prior warning or knowledge that their dog was going to bite you, they may still be held liable.

At Oldham & Smith, our dog bite lawyers in Tavares have been representing injured clients for nearly three decades. As a result, we have an in-depth understanding of Florida personal injury law as well as a long track record of success. In fact, our lawyers have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients, and we can help you, too. You can trust us to provide you with the caring and capable representation you need.

Call Oldham & Smith today at (352) 292-1620 or contact us online to learn more about how our dog bite lawyers can help you. We serve clients across Lake County.

About Dog Bite Law & How We Can Help You

Florida dog owners have two defenses to dog bite claims, which are trespassing and comparative negligence. This state’s laws require an individual to lawfully be in the place where they were bitten in order to recover compensation. So, if you were trespassing at the time you were bitten, you could be ineligible for damages. Comparative negligence means that if your injury was caused due to your own negligence, your compensation award could be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault. For instance, if you provoked the dog and it bit you, your compensation may be reduced by the percent at which you were found at fault.

Injuries sustained in dog attacks commonly include:

  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Infected bites
  • Disfigurement
  • Nerve damage
  • Severe bleeding
  • Puncture wounds

Call our Lake County dog bite attorneys at (352) 292-1620 to schedule your free consultation. We take cases on a contingency fee basis.

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  • An Established Firm Serving Clients Since 1989
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    “Attorney Smith, who I worked with, is diligent, realistic, and gave great counsel to bring this case to a close. Should I ever need legal counsel again, I know who I will call.”

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    “Mr. Smith stepped in and took charge of my case. He dealt with the huge medical bills my father incurred and got them reduced by quite a significant amount. I recommend Greg if you have an injury or wrongful death case.”

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