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Dog Bite Lawyer in Jacksonville

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IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED AS A RESULT OF A DANGEROUS ANIMAL

CONTACT US: 904.251.1111 OR 800.251.1111

While most pets do not pose a threat, make no mistake that some dogs can quickly become a dangerous animal. Any dog owner who knows their pet is prone to attack has an added responsibility to properly restrain their dog at all times. When there is a failure to do so, the animal’s owner may be sufficiently negligent and the victim of the attack has the right to pursue a fair compensation for present and future damages. If you or a loved one was injured by a dog bite, it is very important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to help prevent infection and lessen the chance of scarring.
Florida Dog Bite Laws

Pet owners, attack victims, insurance carriers and government officials may always disagree about what defines a dangerous dog. Many communities in our area have legislated local ordinances to denote certain breeds as “bad dogs” or have established rules for repeat offenders. In some people’s minds, the size of the dog seems most appropriate to determine whether a certain breed is considered dangerous. Unfortunately, that ignores the fact as to whether or not a given dog intends to cause harm and simply assumes a larger, more powerful animal could more easily cause injury.

In Florida, dog owners generally have strict liability (similar to premises liability law) in a case involving a dog bite or animal attack. In most instances, it does not matter if the dog has previously bitten someone or whether the animal is on or off the dog owner’s property.

Dog Bites with Renee Harrell

Representing Victims of Animal Attacks

In many dog bite cases, our personal injury attorneys have been able to help our clients obtain compensation for injuries including:

  • Disfiguring scars
  • Permanent nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Muscle or soft tissue injury
  • Chronic pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Contagious disease or infections
  • Permanent disabilities

At Harrell & Harrell, P.A., we believe strongly that people who have suffered a violent animal attack should be compensated for their pain and suffering in addition to their medical costs. If you or a loved one was injured, traumatized or died as a result of an unprovoked attack, contact us at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111 to speak with an attorney about your personal injury or wrongful death claim.

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