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What You Need To Know About Dog Bites

Dogs can be wonderful pets, however they can also become violent, causing injuries to unsuspecting children or adults. When a dog bite injury occurs, the victim may be entitled to compensation under Florida law. An experienced lawyer practicing at Tuttle Law, P.A., can help protect your rights if you have experienced a dog bite.

What Florida Law Says About Dog Bite Accidents

When bitten by a dog, Florida law states the victim may be entitled to compensation. This is true even if the victim was somehow negligent and contributed to the bite. However, their carelessness or negligence will lower the dog owner’s liability.

If a dog bite occurs on the owner’s property, the owner will generally be found liable unless the owner had an easily readable sign displayed in a prominent place that included the words, “Bad Dog.”  However, there are exceptions to this. If the victim was under the age of six, or if a dog bites a victim of any age and the injury was caused by the dog owner’s negligence, having such a sign displayed will not shield the dog owner from liability for injuries their dog causes.

How Our Lawyers Can Help With Your Dog Bite Case

Hiring an attorney to represent you in a dog bite action means you have an advocate on your side, helping to make sure the dog’s owner is held accountable. The dog’s owner, or his or her insurance company, may offer you money as compensation after a dog bite injury. Have an attorney review your case before you accept such a settlement. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide an objective evaluation of the case and offered settlement amount, making sure you receive fair compensation.

Tuttle Law, P.A., Has The Knowledge And Experience You Need

Dog bites can cause serious injury to a person. If you or someone you love was injured because of a dog bite, it is important to understand that you have rights under Florida law. When you choose to work with Tuttle Law, P.A., you can have the confidence and peace of mind that comes from knowing your attorney is compassionate and fair, but isn’t afraid to be aggressive about fighting for your rights. We work hard to help injured people get justice. Of course, no amount of compensation can erase that the dog bite happened, but it can help you recover and put the injury behind you for good.

The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Tuttle Law, P.A., have successfully helped many victims of dog bite injuries recover the compensation they are owed. To learn more about premises liability cases, call us at 772-571-4441, or contact us online today to schedule a free initial case evaluation in our Vero Beach office.