Dogs are man’s best friend, and the vast majority of dogs have rightfully earned that title, as dogs can provide important aspects of companionship to their owners’ lives. However, some dogs are unfortunately violent and may be prone to attack. When these attacks occur, the dog’s owner can be legally liable for the attack victim’s injuries, as Florida law requires that dog owners take reasonable steps to ensure that their dogs are safe around other people.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a vicious dog attack, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Our team of personal injury attorneys at Bailey Glasser has routinely assisted Miami dog bite victims in seeking compensation for their injuries, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you today.
Dog Attacks and Dog Bite Injuries
Being attacked by a dangerous animal is a traumatic experience that can cause serious harm to an innocent victim, including lifelong physical and emotional damage. The severity of any specific attack depends on the size of the dog and the size of the victim – understandably, small children are often more seriously injured by dog bites than adults, and large dogs usually cause more serious injuries than small dogs.
However, all dogs have the capacity to become vicious, as even though dogs are now domesticated, dogs were historically owned as attack animals, hunting animals, and guard dogs. Some dogs within specific breeds are still used for these purposes today, and it can be difficult for a dog to differentiate between these roles. Dog bites can be fatal to some victims, especially small children. But in addition to death, common injuries associated with dog attacks include the following:
- Permanent scarring and cosmetic damage
- Blood loss and internal organ damage
- Loss of limbs and other disfigurement
- Mental and emotional issues, including PTSD
- Broken bones, torn muscles, and other orthopedic injuries
Dog Bite Injury Lawsuits
No matter the type of injury sustained in a dog attack though, an innocent victim can (and should) seek compensation for their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. In addition to being quite painful, the injuries suffered in a dog attack can become very expensive and substantially burden a victim’s financial situation. A personal injury lawsuit can assist attack victims from the financial burdens associated with their injuries. The first step to inquiring about legal compensation is to set up a free consultation with an experienced dog bite attorney, such as a member of our team at Bailey Glasser.
Set Up a Free Consultation Today
Bailey Glasser is a nationwide personal injury law firm that represents accident victims all across the country in all types of personal injury lawsuits – including dog bites. As part of our commitment to our clients, we’re proud to offer free, no-risk case consultations to prospective clients. Contact us today to set up an appointment with a member of our team to discuss your prospective Miami dog bite injury lawsuit.
At Bailey Glasser, our legal expertise is not limited to dog bite incidents. We’re proud to extend our services to clients seeking legal recourse in Miami for a variety of situations, including truck accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. Our team of highly skilled attorneys is well-versed in these areas, dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of the law, and ensuring that justice is served.