Animal Attacks

Every year in the United States, more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs. A sixth of those bites are serious enough to require medical attention. The owner of the dog is the responsible party when an attack occurs. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a domesticated animal, it is essential to know your rights.

The laws regarding animal bites vary between states and even cities. Because of these discrepancies, the location where the attack occurred is important in determining compensation. Our Jacksonville firm can assess the factors in your case and assist you in recovering financial compensation.

We have filed lawsuits on behalf of animal attack victims for over 30 years. Depending on the severity of the bite, victims may be entitled to losses including medical bills, emotional damage and the loss of opportunity to earn an income in the future due to disfigurement. This is especially important when dealing with a child.

We can determine a number of factors that lead to the attack and what insurance policies are in effect. For example, was the dog purchased with the intent of fighting, guarding or protection? We also investigate the care of the dog. For example, was the dog kept chained, or allowed to roam freely? Was the dog left unsupervised around children? Was the dog encouraged to behave aggressively, neglected, or abused? All of these factors play an important role in determining what compensation is due to the victim.


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Links to Keep Your Child Safe

American Veterinary Medical Association

Center For Disease Control- Dog Bite

Humane Society