Dog Bite Attorney in Bartow, Florida
Protecting the Victims of Animal Attacks in Polk County
The companionship of a domestic dog—or any pet—is an experience
that many families enjoy throughout the country. While very loving and
comforting to the family, many of these pets see their role as the protector
of the family and what it perceives to be their territory. It is also
important to understand that every type of dog still has instincts which
have been a part of their DNA from the inception of their breed.
Therefore, dog owners, as well as owners of any other domestic or exotic
pets, have a legal responsibility to ensure that their animal does not
endanger the safety of the public through their actions. This even extends
to situations outside of the owners home—for example, when the pet
is allowed to roam free in the backyard, when the pet is being taken on
a walk, or even when the pet is let loose in a public space.
Unfortunately, not all pet owners take this responsibility to heart. In
fact, a 2008 study by the Insurance Journal reported that dog bite claims
accounted for one third of all homeowner’s insurance claims.
Have you or a loved one been bitten? Contact my firm today!
The severity and types of injuries sustained in a dog bite or animal attack
may vary from a superficial scratch, to puncture wounds, to extensive
ligament, cartilage, bone, muscle, or artery damage. In more server attacks,
the bite may result in the loss of life. It is therefore critical that
victims understand their rights, which includes a right to financial compensation.
Depending on several factors, victims and their families may be able to
seek compensation for injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and more.
My Polk County personal injury law firm can help. With more than 15 years
of legal experience, I pride myself on providing legal representation
that is of high quality and rooted in professionalism. Should you choose
to work with my firm, you can be confident knowing that you have someone
in your corner who is fully invested in the outcome of your case and determined
to help you recover fair compensation.
To take the first step in your case, do not hesitate to
contact Advocate Law Firm, P.A.