Dog or Animal Bites
Tampa Dog Bite Lawyer
When animals attack, they can leave lasting physical, as well as emotional scars. It is important to obtain emergency medical attention followed by psychological treatment due to the trauma of the attack. If you have been injured as a result of an attack, a Tampa dog bite lawyer can successfully assist you in receiving the proper care you need.
Under Florida law the owner of a dog is liable for the actions of the animal regardless of the owners prior knowledge of the dog’s dangerous propensities. In other words, the dog does not get one free bite.
Through the years, we have represented numerous dog bite victims with excellent results. Often times, the owner of the animal is insured with a homeowner’s policy which covers such incidents. In pursuing a dog bite claim, you should always seek an experienced dog bite attorney who has handled these types of claims before.
As in other types of personal injury claims, it is important that you seek the advice of counsel prior to making any statements to insurance companies. The first steps you take following an attack could very well determine what compensation you obtain at the conclusion of your claim. You are entitled compensation for past and future lost wages, past and future medical bills, as well as pain and suffering and mental anguish.
If you have been injured by an animal, do not hesitate to contact the Tampa dog bite lawyers of Richard M. Rocha, P.A. today for a free consultation regarding the value of your potential claim.