Having a dog or other pet involves taking responsibility for the animal’s actions in cases where the animal attacks and injures someone. This is the case whether an animal attacks an individual in public or on private property, such as in a person’s home or yard, given that the individual was legally allowed to be on the property at the time of attack and did not provoke the animal or incite the attack. In instances in which a dog is provoked, for example, liability may be split both ways and shared by more than one party. The legal term for this is pure comparative negligence, a type of negligence recognized in Florida. Nevertheless, dog owners still bear most of the legal responsibility in such cases. A dog bite attorney can help you through this difficult time.
Seeking medical care after a dog bite is advisable. According to the CDC, up to 18% of dog bites get infected with bacteria, and there are over 60 types of bacteria that can cause disease that have been found in dogs’ mouths. These include rabies, MRSA, tetanus, Pasteurella, and Capnocytophaga. Such bacteria can, in some cases, cause loss of limbs or life, particularly when the attacked person has a compromised immune system.
There is also the issue of disfigurement, and the pain and emotional suffering that ensues. We have the experience and resources to help you lessen the burden.
At Mallard & Sharp, P.A., we not only listen, we hear you. We truly care about each client’s experiences and needs and work collaboratively to develop your Dog Bite case both efficiently and effectively and obtain the maximum benefit for you. From consultation to compensation, our dog bite attorney team is here for you.
If you have questions regarding a potential dog bite or attack case, contact our Miami dog bite attorneys at Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 877.662.5527.
If someone you know has been injured or has died due a dog bite or attack, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 1.877.662.5527. We understand the law surrounding dog bites and attacks and we can help you recover the damages you deserve.
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