Bitten by a Dog in Central Florida?
There is no such thing as a "free bite" in Florida. If a dog attacks you or your child, the pet's owner is strictly liable for your medical treatment and lasting injuries. You do not have to prove that the dog was known to be vicious or had bitten before.
The Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A., pursues full compensation for dog bite victims. We have successfully represented clients in Lake County, Citrus County and surrounding counties of Central Florida. Call 1-800-323-1243 for a free consultation.
Experienced Representation for Dog Bite Victims
We know that dog attacks result in serious injuries, especially to children:
- Facial scarring
- Lost fingers or parts of ears
- Chunks of skin and muscle torn away
- Nerve damage
- Injuries from fleeing a menacing dog
Although the pet owner is legally responsible for dog bites, you still need an attorney to document damages and counter any defenses such as trespassing, provocation or failure to heed warning signs). Brent C. Miller is an experienced personal injury trial lawyer who will pursue all compensation, including costs of reconstructive surgery and emotional trauma if a child requires psychological treatment after an attack.
Bad Dog exception — In Florida, owners are not "strictly" liable for dog bites if a "Bad Dog" sign was visibly posted. Even then, you can still sue for negligence if the dangerous dog was loose (off its leash, gate open, etc.) and the attack resulted from the dog owner's negligence.
Was your dog attacked? Many people consider their dogs as part of the family. Recent legislation allows you to sue for non-economic damages (emotional pain) if your dog was killed by another person's dog, in addition to any injuries you suffered trying to rescue your pet.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation. We have offices in Tavares, Clermont, Inverness and The Villages. There are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.