The neighbor dog always seemed friendly but out of nowhere, he bit my child. He now needs surgery and the doctor isn’t sure he will be able to fully use his arm. How can an attorney help us?

The reason why dog bites are so destructive is that often times, the injury affects involves a child and/or includes severe disfiguring

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scars. Many times, victims who have been injured in dog bite incidences are hesitant to pursue legal action against the dog owner due to

misunderstandings of liability, insurances, and homeowner policies. Many victims are under the misunderstanding that Florida utilizes the “One Free Bite” rule to dog bites or injuries which happen at popular dog parks are protected from law suits. It is critical that you hire an attorney that will protect your rights when faced with the severity of a dog bite injury and the many misunderstandings concerning dog bit liability.

If you have been a victim of a dog bite and are injured, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day more than 2,000 US citizens seek medical attention due to dog bite injuries. The CDC reports, “…each year, 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites; half of these are children. Of those injured, 386,000 require treatment in an emergency department and about 16 die. The rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for children ages 5 to 9 years, and the rate decreases as children age. Almost two thirds of injuries among children ages four years and younger are to the head or neck region. Injury rates in children are significantly higher for boys than for girls.”

If you have been involved in a dog bite accident, the Bouis Law Firm will protect your rights. Please contact the Bouis Law Firm today for a FREE consultation.


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