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Plant City Animal Attack Lawyer
Our Plant City law firm is a civil trial law firm that will pursue negotiations for the recovery of damages for serious injuries from animal attacks and dog bites. Our goal is to obtain a fair settlement of your case so that you to receive the compensation that you and your loved ones deserve. The attorneys at Byrd & Barnhill are waiting for you call. Give us a call today at (813) 759-1224. Note, if your case involves a jury trial it may be referred to an attorney with recent jury trial experience with no additional costs to you.
Plant City Dog Bite Attorney
During your free initial consultation, you will meet personally with a lawyer to discuss how you or your loved ones have been injured and what we can do to assist you in a settlement or recovery of money compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and disfigurement, as well as medical bills and lost wages you may incur in the future. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, where you pay no lawyer fees or court costs unless there is a settlement in the case. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney who will aggressively fight for you and your family, search no further.
Dog Owner Liability in Florida
Owners of dogs are liable for any damage done by their dogs to a person or to any other animal. Florida law makes the owner of a dog liable for damage done by his or her dog, regardless of the owner's knowledge, or lack of knowledge, of its vicious propensities. So, the old adage that ‘every dog gets one bite’ is not true in Florida. In other words, it is not necessary to prove that the dog owner had reason to know of his or her dog's vicious propensity. Florida Statute 767.01 provides that a dog owner is liable for damages to persons, domestic animals, or livestock. However, if the person bitten contributed to causing the incident giving rise to the dog bite, the amount of damages recoverable may be reduced by the victim's negligence. The owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners' knowledge of such viciousness. F.S. 767.04
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