Tampa Animal Attack Lawyer
Were you attacked by a wild or domestic animal?
Animal attacks are among the most vicious and horrifying events that could
happen to someone and can result in
catastrophic personal injuries and even
death. Being emotionally traumatic, an animal attack can cause lifelong damage
to someone, including permanent scarring and disability.
Often animal attacks are the result of
negligence on the part of the animal's owner. However, there are complex laws
governing this area of the law and it is necessary to retain a talented
and experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer to represent you. Our team
at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law has years of combined experience
in litigating animal attack cases and will fight to obtain compensation
for your injuries.
Help for Victims of Animal Attacks
If you or a loved one has been attacked by an animal such as a
dog or other animal, the first step you should take is to obtain appropriate
medical assistance. More than anything else, your health and well-being
are vital if you are going to recover. Secondly, you should ensure that
a report has been filed with the proper law enforcement agency to document
the facts of your attack.
Whenever an animal attacks a human, the animal is required to be tested
for rabies, if possible, so that appropriate treatment can be taken. Identifying
and holding the offending animal pending an investigation should be done.
Because there will be many complex areas of the investigation and treatment
of your injury, it is vital you contact an animal attacks lawyer to safeguard
You will likely require extensive medical treatment, possibly involving
plastic surgery, in order to fully recuperate. There will likely be lost
earnings and emotional trauma you should be compensated for in any settlement
negotiated on your behalf.
Our dedicated and caring
personal injury attorneys have the skill and resources to aggressively pursue your settlement,
either through negotiation or at trial. You can count on us to provide
you the best legal counsel for your circumstances.
Contact our office for your free initial case evaluation.