Tampa Dog Bite Lawyers
Facts About Dog Bites and Attacks in Tampa
Recent statistics show that approximately 1,000 Americans per day are treated
in emergency rooms as a result of dog bites. In 2007 there were 33 fatal
dog attacks in the USA and losses due to dog bites surpass $1 billion per year.
Sadly, many of the victims who receive medical attention are children.
Since children are small, many of the bites are in or near the face. Whether
a child or adult is bitten, anyone sustaining a dog bite suffers a
traumatic injury that could leave permanent damage.
Because injuries can be severe and lengthy medical attention may be required,
it is important to retain the services of a
Tampa personal injury attorney to safeguard your rights. These injuries are often disfiguring and will
need possible cosmetic surgery and long term care to restore someone to
their former well-being.
With the Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law you can feel confident
you will have someone working for you with the care and concern you deserve.
For over ten years our firm has been successfully helping clients in the
Tampa area and we can do the same for you. Contact our office to find
out how we can assist you.
Victims' Rights and Dog Owner Responsibility
Dog bites are most often unprovoked and aimed at
children. Most dog bites are as a result of owner
negligence, either thru failure to properly contain them or through lack of restraining
them around people when the animal is known to be possibly dangerous.
A dog wandering a neighborhood is not always dangerous, but can become
so under certain circumstances. In addition, a dog owner must have their
pet regularly vaccinated against rabies, as this is an additional risk
someone could encounter if bitten by a dog.
Because children have little ability to defend themselves against an attacking
dog, they are often the target of dog attacks. Following a dog bite, serious
medical treatment is normally necessary. Surgery is common, with extensive
medical treatment that is long and painful. Permanent scarring can occur,
necessitating plastic surgery.
Get help from Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law!
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, it is important not to
let an insurance company determine the course of your treatment and settlement.
With the severity of these
types of injuries, you need someone standing by your side and negotiating for just monetary
Our Tampa dog bite injury attorneys have the experience handling
premises liability accidents and you need to successfully negotiate a monetary compensation for you
or your loved one.
Contact our injury lawyers today to discuss your case.