Helping Dog Bite Victims Recover The Damages They Deserve

Dogs may be man's best friend, but that does not mean they are not capable of inflicting serious injuries. The victim of a dog bite injury may face catastrophic injuries, and the emotional trauma of the attack could last for years.

The experienced litigators at Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group understand what it takes to build a strong case in court. Our lawyers have helped dog bite victims receive damages, including:

  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Medical expenses

Are Dog Owners Liable After An Attack?

In Florida, the owner is liable for any damages if a dog bites a person on public property or if the victim is lawfully on private property. This is true whether the dog has a history of violence or if the dog is typically tame when interacting with other people.

It is important to note that Florida may reduce the amount of damages a victim receives if they were negligent during attack. Common instances of a victim's negligence include provoking the dog or ignoring signs that warn of a "Bad Dog."

Dog Bites And Dangerous Breeds

Some dogs are more likely to be aggressive toward people. This may apply to certain breeds, including pit bulls and Rottweilers. The distinction of being a dangerous dog may also apply to dogs that have a history of biting people or other animals. If you suffered injuries after an attack from a dangerous animal, you may be able to press civil and criminal charges against the owner.

Speak With Experienced Attorneys Committed To Your Needs

If an animal attacked you or a loved one, work with attorneys who are committed to advocating on your behalf. We will take the time to understand your case and work to ensure your interests are met.

Call us at 813-302-1265 to schedule a meeting with one of our Tampa attorneys. You may also submit our online contact form.