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Sebastian Dog Bites

Sebastian Florida Dog Bites

Sebastian Florida Dog Bites Attorneys

An individual may have a right to have a lawsuit for injuries that incur from a dog bite. However, Florida Law has strict requirements about who is entitled to a legal claim.

  • Any person in a public place
  • Any person lawfully in a private place

An individual’s claim for dog bite injuries may be reduced if the person is the cause of the injuries. This means that if the person provoked the dog to bite or attack them, then they will receive a reduced amount.

Dog Bite Statistics:

  • 4.5 Million Dog Bites occur each year
  • 1/5 every dog bite becomes infected
  • Dog Bites occur every 75 seconds
  • Pitbull’s are 2.5 times more likely to bite

Safety Tips for Adults and Children:

  • Adults should never leave an infant or young child alone with any dog, not even the family pet.

  • Children should never approach or play with dogs unless supervised by an adult.

  • Children should tell an adult if they see a stray dog or a dog acting strangely.

  • Don’t disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies.

  • Don’t look a dog right in the eyes.

  • If a dog knocks you over, roll into a ball, cover your face and stay still.

  • If you believe a dog is about to attack you, try to place something between yourself and the dog, such as a backpack or a bicycle.

  • Never approach an unfamiliar dog.

  • Never run from a dog and never scream around a dog.

Generally, Florida law favors the victims of dog bite accidents. The process of receiving compensation for a dog bite claim is quite complicated. An experience attorney can help determine the significance of your injuries and advise you the proper steps that need to be taken.

We serve dog bites in the Treasure Coast in the following cities:

  • Sebastian, Florida
  • Vero Beach, Florida
  • Fort Pierce, Florida

Compensation from your Dog Bite:

  • Medical Bills
    Medical Bills
  • Injuries that result from the bite
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and Suffering
    Medical Malpractice

Don’t wait to know your rights! If you or a family member have been a victim of a dog bite accident, make sure you understand what steps you need to take. Our firm has been serving dog bite victims for the past 30 years. Call our firm for a Free Consultation today!

Call Us Today At (772) 589-5500

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