With notable dog parks like Lake Crago, Lakeland is an outstanding city for pet owners — as long as they’re responsible. Most dog owners take their responsibility and duty to train their dog seriously, but occasional negligence on the part the owner can lead to a dog bite.
Dog attacks can result in serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries, along with emotional and psychological trauma. Florida has strict regulations governing dog bites, and if you or a loved one has been injured, it is important to hire an attorney who is well-versed in these laws.
At Morgan & Morgan, the attorneys in our Lakeland office have years of experience negotiating and litigating dog bite claims, successfully recovering compensation against negligent dog owners.
Have you been injured by a dog bite? If so, the dog bite attorneys in our Lakeland office may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses. To learn more, please complete our case review form today and your claim will be evaluated, at no cost to you.
Why Should I Hire a Lakeland Dog Bite Attorney?
In Florida, the claims process for recovering compensation for damages inflicted by a dog bite is generally straightforward; however, depending on the details of your claim, certain complications may arise. It is important that you hire a Lakeland dog bite attorney with experience successfully navigating these types of cases.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling dog bite cases and, in handling your claim, will investigate the incident by evaluating:
- Your involvement in the event;
- The dog’s behavior and previous history of attacks;
- The location of the attack;
- If any warning signs were posted; and
- The owner’s compliance with the law.
Your attorney’s investigation may help to reduce the impact of any allegations suggesting you were partly at fault for the bite and resulting injury. The attorneys in our Lakeland office are proficient and thorough investigators and have a history of building successful claims on behalf of their clients.
Liability is not strictly limited to the dog’s owner. If a landlord has knowledge that a tenant has a dog on the premises, they may also be liable for the dog’s actions. If they are aware of a dangerous dog on the premises, they owe other tenants a duty of care to protect them from harm.
What Can I Recover After a Dog Bite Attack?
If you have been injured by a dog bite, you may be entitled to recover compensation for present and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, veterinary bills, and property damage. To learn how our Lakeland dog bite attorneys may be able to help, please complete our free case review form today.