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Dog Bites / Dog Attacks

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.

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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.

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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 compensation.

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.

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