According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million dog bite injuries occur each year in the United States. Of these, the number of victims requiring emergency care is about 1,000 per day. In most dog bite cases, the dog’s owner is legally responsible for any injury their dog inflicts on a person. However, many states, including Florida, include exceptions that may limit an owner’s liability in the event of a bite. These exceptions, if upheld in a court of law, may reduce the amount of damages to which a victim is entitled.
At Tucker and Welch, our attorneys have represented dozens of victims and their loved ones in dog bite injury cases. Whatever the circumstances, our experienced team members are ready to fight on your behalf. Need an attorney? Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your claim.