Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Duval County FL

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General Personal Injury Information

Topic: Dog Bite / Animal Attack

Dog owners, as well as domestic and exotic pet owners, have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of the public with regards to the actions of their pets. This responsibility extends to situations inside the home, when the pet is let out into the yard, allowed to roam free, while being walked, or any other situation in which an individual may be harmed.

There are many factors which may increase the likelihood that a dog may bite or attack, including, but not limited to:

  • A dog that is not altered is three times more likely to bite or attack;
  • When the dog is chained up for extended periods of time or are the victim of any form of mistreatment;
  • When a dog is trained to aggressively protect the family or not trained to react well to visitors;
  • Male dogs, especially between the age of one and five, are more likely to bite that female dogs;
  • When a female dog that has puppies perceivesd a threat to her young;
  • Rottweilers and Pit Bulls perpetrate almost half of all dog bite related fatalities.

The severity and types of injuries sustained in a dog bite or animal attack may vary from a superficial scratch, puncture wounds, to extensive ligament, cartilage, bone, muscle, or artery damage, and in more server attacks, the potential of the loss of life.

Issues that should be taken into consideration when pursuing a dog bite / animal attack injury liability claim include, but not limited to:

  • Injuries as a direct result of an accident;
  • Lost Wages;
  • Medical Bills;
  • Pain and Suffering;
  • Permanent or long-term loss of quality of life;
  • Disfigurement;
  • And when their is a loss of life, families may also seek compensation in a wrongful death case.
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