Dog bites occur quite frequently and are often unprovoked. These types of attacks can be dangerous even when the dog isn’t large. After all, children are some of the common victims of dog attacks, and even small dogs can leave them with terrible injuries. An adult may be better at fighting off a dog, but they are often caught by surprise when a dog suddenly becomes violent.
You may have trouble managing the medical bills and lost wages that result from a dog bite attack. If this is the case, you should talk to a Tampa dog bite injury attorney. We can help you recover by making a claim against the owner of the dog who injured you.
The Liability of Dog Owners
Dog owners face strict liability for injuries inflicted by their dog. What this means for you as the victim of a dog bite is that you can recover monetary compensation from the dog’s owner without needing to prove that the dog had a violent temperament, had bitten someone previously or that the dog’s owner was negligent.
The medical cost of a dog bite can be overwhelming, and effects of the dog bite can even lead to emotional turmoil depending on severity. Often there is insurance coverage under the dog owner’s homeowner’s policy (unless there is a specific exclusion).
If you or your loved one has been attacked and injured by a dog, you need to be aware of what compensation you may be eligible to receive. It is imperative that you consult with a Tampa dog bite victim lawyer who will help evaluate the value of your case and weigh in on the fairness of a settlement offer.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Dog Bites
The Tampa dog bite injury attorneys at Christopher Ligori & Associates have extensive experience handling cases for the victims of dog bites. If you or someone you know has been bitten by another person’s dog, please call the office at 813-223-2929 for a free consultation.