Dog Bite Attorneys in Gainesville & Ocala
Guiding You Through Personal Injury Law in FL
The State of Florida implements “strict liability” with respect to dog bites. This means that owners are held liable if their dog bites someone, even if they had no prior knowledge that the dog might bite. However, the injured person must have been bitten while in a public place or lawfully in a private place. This means that if an individual was trespassing on someone else’s property, the owner could argue this as a defense to liability.
Some of the most common types of injuries that result from dog bites include:
- Puncture wounds
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Fractured, broken, or crushed bones
- Sprains and strains
- Psychological trauma, including a lifelong fear of dogs
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Lawsuit
Florida does have a statute of limitations in place for filing a dog bite injury lawsuit. The lawsuit must be filed in the civil court system within four years of the date of the attack. Because of this, it is very important to act immediately and retain the services of an experienced team of Gainesville personal injury lawyers to handle your case.
We Do Whatever is Necessary to Help You Receive Compensation
At Allen Law Firm, P.A., we fully understand the devastation that serious dog attacks can cause. You may be dealing with expensive medical bills, severe physical and psychological pain, an inability to work and provide for yourself and your family, and more. Our Gainesville dog bite attorneys know that you require financial assistance to get through this difficult time, and can help you take your case as far as needed to get you the compensation you deserve.
We will even come to your hospital or home for your free consultation and, if we take on your case, you will not owe us anything unless a settlement is reached or verdict is one. Contact us immediately at (352) 331-6789 in Gainesville or (352) 351-3258 in Ocala to schedule your free initial consultation.