Dog Bites / Animal Attacks

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Did you know that, in the state of Florida, a person that has been bitten by a dog or other animal may have the legal right to recover damages from the animal’s owner, regardless of the prior viciousness or the owner’s knowledge of viciousness? So long as the victim did not trespass on the property or provoke the dog, and there is not a “bad dog” or other sign displayed prominently on the premises, the owner should be liable.
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These dog bite or animal attack injuries can happen any day, and anywhere, and can have serious side effects. The sharp teeth of canines and other animals can tear through skin, muscle and other tissues, causing damage to your body. You are also at risk for infections due to the bite, and could even face the threat of rabies after an animal attack.
If you have been bitten by an animal, you may be able to legally recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and related expenses due to the incident. In addition, if you have been seriously injured in this dog bite or other animal attack incident, you may also be entitled to damages for diminished capacity of enjoyment of life, as well as for pain and suffering, physical impairment, scarring and disfigurement. If you were not directly involved in the animal attack, but rather a loved one fell victim to the attack and died, you may still be entitled to compensation for mental pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses incurred by the deceased, loss of the decedent’s companionship, and loss of support and services.
To learn more about what compensation you may be entitled to after a dog bite or animal attack, contact Draper Law Offices today at 866.767.4711 or contact one of our dog bite lawyers through the online contact form. We have offices in Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and Orlando.


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