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.
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 at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law have the experience handling premises liability accidents and you need to successfully negotiate a monetary compensation for you or your loved one.
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