About Dog Bite / Animal Attack Injuries
Lakeland Dog Bite Lawyer / Animal Attack Lawyer Dean Burnetti provides professional Dog Bite Injury / Animal Attack Injury Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
Have you even been approached by an angry animal, or an animal with large teeth? Even if you weren’t actually bitten, you probably felt the rush of adrenaline running through your veins, and it took a while for your heart to stop beating rapidly.
Unfortunately, recovering from an actual animal attack takes much longer. While dogs might be man’s best friend, they still have animal instincts, and when they feel threatened, they may attack. When this happens, the dog’s owner may be required to pay a monetary award to the victim according to Florida’s Dog Bite Law (§767.04, Florida Statutes). That’s why, if you or a loved one has been attacked or bitten by an animal, it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney to see what your possible options are as far as recovering compensation for medical bills, scarring, mental duress, etc.
After any wounds are tended to, take photos of all physical wounds inflicted by the animal. Get close-ups of all bite wounds and scratch marks, as well as a full body photo of the victim so that the injuries can been seen in relation to the location of his or her body. Also, take photos of any blood-soaked clothing, and any blood drippings left at the scene of the attack. (If you can safely get a photo of the animal, this isn’t a bad idea, either.)
Finally, you should contact an experienced dog bit or animal attack attorney such as those at Dean Burnetti Law. Dealing with the animal owner’s insurance company directly is not in your best interest. Remember, the insurance adjuster’s goal is to use any information you provide as a means to minimize your claim. An experienced attorney who is familiar with Florida’s Dog Bite Law knows how to seek everything you are entitled to receive.
No matter how you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a dog bite or animal attack incident and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injuries, including bite injuries (which can produce puncture wounds, nerve damage, eye injuries, broken bones, scars, etc.), fall injuries (which can produce broken bones, head injuries, soft tissue injuries, etc.), psychological trauma, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
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