Work With Experienced Dog Attack Lawyers In Tampa!
Man’s best friend isn’t always friendly. Dogs can be happy, playful, loyal, and protective, but their instincts – especially when combined with poor training, starvation, recent trauma, or sickness – can make them a dangerous part of our society.
According to the Florida Department of Health, very young children are, tragically, at the highest risk for dog attack, and children under the age of ten are more likely to be bitten on the head or neck than is any other group. Two Floridians die from dog bite injuries each year, and more than 600 are hospitalized. All Floridians should be aware that, while a pet dog can be a danger to children in the family, a significant number of dog bites occur away from the family home, while the dog is off leash and unknown to the dog bite victim.
While most dog bites are not life-threatening, the trauma of a bite can cause lingering physical and psychological issues, which naturally increase with the severity of the bite. Horrific examples abound of children and adults who have been disfigured by dog bites, but even a simple bite that seems minor can become infected and require serious medical care.
At Wagner McLaughlin, your Tampa personal injury attorneys understand the trauma that a dog bite can cause, and we are dedicated to helping dog bite victims recover compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured by a dog bite, we have the experience to help you evaluate your case, decide how to proceed, and help you get what you need to make a full recovery. Please fill out the form below, and we will contact you soon. Keep in mind that a detailed response will help us to better evaluate your case.