Tampa Dog Bite Lawyer
Animal – Dog Bite Lawyer
Our Tampa dog bite injury lawyer represents victims of dog & animal attacks resulting in personal injury. Dog bite injury claims from such an animal attack falls under Florida Dog Bite Law Statute 767.04. To a dog bite attorney an important aspect to that statute is that it makes a dog owner liable for a dog bite injury to another “regardless of the former viciousness of the animal or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.” In other words, a Tampa, FL animal owner can be strictly liable for dog bite injuries done to another. While there are defenses available to animal owners under dog bite laws, an animal attack case is one of the few examples of personal injury cases in which a defendant can be held responsible for injury damages to another even if the incident was not foreseeable. Victims can file a dog bite lawsuit, and obtain compensation.
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Landlords can also be held responsible for dog bite or claw injuries caused by a tenant’s animal. However, a landlord is not strictly liable and a plaintiff would have to show some foreseeability of injury, such as a history of problems with the animal and circumstances surrounding the breed of dog. It’s important to hire a dog bite lawyer as there are several other statutes under Florida law that deal with dog bite injuries, ownership, animal control agencies, and classification of breed as dangerous.
The attorneys at Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, have been representing individuals injured by dogs bites and other animal attacks for over 25 years in Tampa, FL and our dog bite lawyers know how to best present such cases to dog owners, homeowner’s insurance companies, renters insurance companies, defense attorneys, and the courts. Often times our attorneys have consulted with plastic surgeons and mental health experts in such cases. All too often, children are the victims of these cases. Therefore, it’s important that the dog bite lawyer you hire to represent you is experienced and accustomed to representing parents and their children who are injured as a result of a dog or animal attack.
If you or a loved one has been attacked by an animal or bitten by a vicious dog, you should hire an attorney. The initial meeting with your Tampa, personal injury lawyer is free. We work on a contingency fee which means we only collect a percentage of what we recover for you.
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