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A dog bite is very painful and can permanently scar a person both physically and mentally. Emotional issues may arise from being attacked by a dog which can lead to a dramatic alteration of how you live your day-to-day life. An experienced dog bite injury attorney in Brandon will be able to review all of the information concerning your case and help you file a personal injury claim if the facts warrant it.
Contact our firm today if you think you have a dog bite case.
Based on the most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.7 million people a year are bitten by dogs. Of those injured, almost 400,000 require emergency medical attention. This is a very real problem that occurs on a daily basis. Injuries most commonly occur to the hands and arms, feet and legs or the head and neck. Most of these injuries are to children. Some of the injuries that are sustained include punctures, lacerations, amputations, abrasions, and fractures. Many of these injuries are catastrophic and require long term medical treatment.
While pit bulls have a bad reputation for being an aggressive breed, according to the statistics, Chihuahuas are the most common breed of dog that cause bite injuries. Other breeds include bulldogs, German Shepherds, cocker spaniels, and jack russell terriers.
A property owner is charged with seeing to its visitor’s reasonable safety. If you or your child are attacked by a dog on someone else’s premises and are injured in the attack, the property owner could be held liable for the injury. Medical bills should be paid by the responsible party as well as compensation for wages you lost from either recovering from an attack or caring for your child after a dog bite. If any mental anguish is suffered, this should also be compensated for.
Need a lawyer for a dog bite case in Brandon? At Boohoff Law, P.A., we can inform you of your legal rights and help fight for those rights. Dog bites are a serious concern and we treat them as such. The owner of a dog is responsible for its actions and needs to be held accountable for its actions.
Contact Brandon personal injury attorneys if you or your child has been the victim of a dog bite and you need compensation from the dog’s owner.
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