Dogs have long been a part of the American family, providing love and companionship to their owners. Issues of over-breeding, however, have resulted in an increase in untrained dogs, which in turn can threaten the security of you and your family. Throughout the country, numbers of dog bite injuries are staggering.
Bites from dogs make up 80 to 85 percent of all reported animal bites in the United States and Canada, resulting in over 4.7 million people bitten annually. While a number of dog bites are caused by a person’s own carelessness or even mistreatment of a dog, aggressive dogs are out there and can do serious damage, even with no provocation. For this reason, Florida statutes hold dog owners strictly liable for injuries or damages caused by their dog, regardless of any history of viciousness or previous biting incidents.
Victims of dog attacks and dog bites may be entitled to receive help and compensation for injuries caused by someone else’s dog. Victims unsure of where to turn for legal advice can rely on Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell to learn more about their rights and to help ensure they receive a full recovery.
When individuals are attacked or bitten by a dog, they are often faced with many uncertainties. Below, we hope to provide you with assurance as we answer our most common questions regarding dog bite accidents:
At Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell, we know that being bitten or attacked by a dog can create a confusing, painful time for you and your family. Often, victims are left with high medical bills, permanent scarring and emotional distress.
We sincerely hope this information has aided you in your time of need. However, we do realize the questions and answers above only scratch the surface of what can result after a dog bite accident. This is why our attorneys want you to know you don’t have to be left in the dark after a dog attacks – there are legal professionals here to help fight for the rights you deserve.
If you or someone close to you has been bitten by a dog and has sustained injuries from the attack, please contact an experienced dog bite attorney at Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell. We proudly serve areas throughout and around Volusia County and Flagler County, Florida, including, Port Orange, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Bunnell, Orange City, Sanford, Orlando and Leesburg.