Animal attacks are a frequent occurrence in Florida. Florida law holds the owner of a dog liable for the damages caused, regardless of any actual negligence, unless the owner placed a sign on their property which states "warning bad dog," or if the person bitten by the dog actually provokes the attack.
Nationally, over 4.7 million people are bitten each year by dogs and over 800,000 people seek medical attention and half of those people are children. Many of the dog bites incurred each year can be prevented by learning or being taught some basic dog safety skills such as not running from a dog and avoiding direct eye contact with a dog. Those who do get bitten can suffer a variety of different injuries. Some of the more serious injuries include open fractures, infections including osteomyelitis, and nerve laceration. Medical expenses associated with dog or other animal attacks can be quite high, depending upon the nature of the injury. The lawyers at the The Law Offices of Bloom & Kinnear have experience in getting financial compensation for victims of animal attacks. This is especially important if the nature of the injury results in a lengthy healing process, often requiring surgery and/or physical therapy, and/or loss of income due to extended absence from work.
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog or another animal in the state of Florida, it is important that the injured persons or their guardians be aware of their legal rights. The Law Offices of Bloom & Kinnear have over 24 years of experience in representing victims of dog and animal attacks.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite or other animal attack-related injury, we encourage you to contact us online or call us at 305.860.1234 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights.