Dog Bite Attorney
in Tampa, FL

Victim of a Dog Bite Injury? A Tampa Dog Bite Attorney Can Help

Nearly 40 percent of households in Florida have pet dogs. Your friends or neighbors may have dogs, or you may see them in public. While most dogs pose no threat to you or your family, there is always the risk you may encounter an aggressive dog. Unfortunately, countless children and adults suffer dog bites in Tampa every year. Often these injuries are due to negligent pet owners. 

 

If a dog bites you or your family member, you have every right to seek damages from the dog owner for failing to control their pet. As one of the most trusted dog bite attorneys in Tampa, we’ve helped many people get the recovery they are owed. 

 

You need an experienced Tampa dog bite lawyer to build a successful case. Farah & Farah’s Tampa dog bite lawyers know how frustrating it can be to get attacked by a reckless neighbor’s dog. That is why we are here to support you. 

 

Call us at 813-358-0490 to schedule a free, no-obligation case review.

Dog Bite Statistics

The Florida Department of Health reports more than 600 Floridians go to the hospital every year because of dog bites. Most dog attacks occur at the property where the dog lives. Nearly 86 percent of those attacks happen to children, who are at a higher risk of getting bitten in the face or neck.

 

We have seen many situations in which a person gets bitten by a dog, including when someone:

Regardless of the situation, you should go to the hospital to receive treatment if a dog bites you. You may endure significant injuries and experience financial hardships from medical bills or lost wages. 

 

Contact a Tampa dog bite lawyer at Farah & Farah to discuss your case and learn how we can help.

Dog Bite Laws in Florida

In Florida, dog owners may be liable if their dog bites a person in public or while that person is lawfully on private property. The dog owner may also be responsible for damages even if the dog has never demonstrated aggressive behavior.

 

That said, a couple of exceptions to the liability law include:

Florida law also states that the court can reduce any awarded compensation by the percentage the victim is found liable for the attack. However, no two cases are the same and only a Tampa dog bite lawyer can help you seek your total damages. 

Common Dog Bite Injuries

Our Tampa dog bite attorneys see various dog bite injuries, including:

As we stated earlier, children are at an increased risk of getting bitten in the face and neck area. Children who experience dog attacks can suffer a lifetime of trauma, including fear of dogs and other animals.

How a Tampa Dog Bite Injury Attorney Can Help

Farah & Farah has been winning personal injury cases for over 40 years. We have the skills and experience to fight for maximum verdict and damages to cover the injuries you suffered in the attack.

You can be confident your Tampa dog bite attorney will:

Dog owners’ insurance companies will try to dismiss your injury claims and say the attack was your fault. Our dog bite attorneys know how to put together a strong case, so you don’t need to worry about covering your medical bills or lost wages.

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Contact Our Tampa Dog Bite Injury Attorneys Today

We understand the pain and suffering you can feel after a dog attack. We believe everyone deserves the best legal support without worrying about the cost. That’s why we offer our legal services on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you don’t pay a cent unless we win your case.

 

The sooner you act, the better. Contact a Tampa dog bite injury attorney to learn how we can help you get the justice you deserve. 

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