Dog Bite Lawyer in Bay County, Florida
Safeguarding the Rights of Dog Bite Victims – Call (850) 764-0383
Did you know that approximately 800,000 seek medical attention after dog bites each year? In Florida, as in most other states, the dog owner is responsible for these injuries whether the dog has exhibited dangerous tendencies before or not.
Dog owners should take the necessary measures to protect others from becoming injured by using a leash or a fence to secure their dog. Bites often cause serious and permanent injuries and scars, especially to children. If you were seriously injured in a dog attack, get in touch with our firm.
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Damages You May Be Able to Cover
Dog bite law is actually very straight forward, here in Florida and elsewhere in the county. The owner of the dog will in fact be liable for the damages caused in the injured if the injured is in a public place, such as a park, or lawfully in a private place, by invitation or implied invite. This leaves the few exceptions of the injured being on one’s premises illegally or the warranted use of dogs in a police matter.
- If you’ve been hurt under circumstances covered by the law, you may recover:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Mental anguish
Attacked by a dog? Call The Pittman Firm for Representation!
If you have suffered a severe dog bite injury in Panama City, Bay County, or beyond, you need to take expedient legal action by contacting Attorney Pittman today. He can guide you through the claims-filing process and handle all the paperwork and details for you.
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