A dog can be a wonderful companion — or a dangerous foe. If a dog is not properly restrained on a leash or confined to its owner's yard or dwelling, it may pose a danger to passersby.
A dog that attacks a person can cause death or inflict serious injuries, such as:
Each year 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites. About half of those are children. Nearly 50 percent of people bitten require a visit to the emergency room. Dog bites can even result in death (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). If you are a victim of a dog bite in Clearwater or the surrounding area, Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A., an accident law firm in Palm Harbor, may be able to help. We represent victims of all ages.
Being attacked by a dog can change your life. You could be left with permanent physical scars as well as emotional scars, such as a fear of dogs or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A skilled Clearwater personal injury lawyer[CN3] can assist you in recovering damages. If the attack has affected your life in any way, you need a Florida dog bite attorney who knows the state laws. Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A. builds a thorough case that clearly depicts the physical and emotional pain you suffered as a result of the dog bite. Our goal is to ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve, as well as the peace of mind that can come from knowing the dog and owner cannot hurt anyone else.
If you or a family member has suffered a dog bite because of someone else's negligent behavior, you may be entitled to a monetary award. Call Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A. at 727.400.3010 or contact us online for experienced Clearwater personal injury and dog bite representation.
There is no charge for your initial consultation.