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Florida Dog Bite Attorneys Who Will Fight For You

In Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa, unexpected encounters with dogs can quickly turn into distressing situations. At Thacker and Mulvihill, PLLC, our experienced litigators, with over 35 years of combined experience, understand the complexities of dog bite cases and are here to guide you through the legal process.

Understanding Florida’s Dog Bite Laws

With our extensive knowledge of personal injury law, we shed light on Florida’s dog bite laws. In the Sunshine State, dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs biting someone in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the dog owner’s property. We navigate the nuances of these laws to build strong dog bite claims for our clients.

Common Injuries Dog Bite Victims Suffer

Dog bite victims often endure not only physical injuries but also emotional trauma. Dog bite injuries often include:

  • Superficial wounds (cuts, scratches, and puncture wounds)
  • Deep tissue injuries (including muscle and tendon damage)
  • Nerve damage
  • Infections (such as rabies, tetanus, and cellulitis)
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Facial injuries (lacerations, disfigurement, and dental damage)
  • Emotional trauma (post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression)

The aftermath of a dog bite can be overwhelming. Our Florida dog bite attorneys at Thacker and Mulvihill, PLLC, are compassionate advocates, ensuring that all aspects of your injuries are considered in your pursuit of compensation.

Is A Dog Owner Always The Sole Party Responsible?

Delving into the legal intricacies, we explore the concept of comparative negligence in dog bite cases. While dog owners are typically held responsible, circumstances may arise where the victim’s actions contribute to the incident. Our personal injury attorneys meticulously analyze each case, providing a comprehensive understanding of liability.

What Damages Can You Recover Compensation For After A Dog Bite?

Victims of dog bites may seek compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and emotional distress. Our experienced personal injury team at Thacker and Mulvihill, PLLC, ensures that every aspect of your suffering is considered when pursuing the compensation you deserve.

Your Path To Recovery Starts Here

If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury, trust us to be your dedicated legal partners. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 727-222-1570 or completing our online form, and let our experienced and professional dog bite lawyers help you navigate the path to recovery and fair compensation.