Jacksonville Dog Bite Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Donald D. Guthrie, our Jacksonville dog bite lawyers know that dogs are commonly referred to as man’s best friend, but we also know that almost any animal is capable of being dangerous when put in the wrong situation. When a dog attack happens, the owner is almost always liable for any injuries sustained in the incident, excepting rare situations in which the victim is a trespasser or other mitigating factors, and it is important to understand that you may be able to recover compensation for your losses from the responsible owner after an attack.
Our Jacksonville dog bite lawyers of the Law Offices of Donald D. Guthrie are dedicated to helping dog bite victims protect their rights and interests after an attack, working diligently to overcome the significant medical expenses that frequently accompany such an injury by taking action to possibly recover compensation. To learn more about your legal options and rights after being harmed in a dog attack, call us at (904) 296-1088.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
Even the gentlest dog can become dangerous when provoked or threatened, and small dogs can be unexpectedly dangerous as well in the right circumstances. Unfortunately, children are at particular risk of sustaining serious injury in an attack due to their smaller stature, which allows the attacking animal to more readily reach the face and neck where more serious injuries can occur. No matter who is injured however, a victim may be harmed in the following ways:
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Bone fractures
- Severe lacerations and contusions
- Motor skill loss
Even when a dog is off leash or running at large outside of the owner’s presence, their responsibility to adequately restrain their pet to prevent undue risk to others could make them liable for the actions of the dog.
If you have been injured in a dog attack and are facing significant medical expenses in order to treat your injuries, it is time to seek out skilled legal representation in order to obtain compensation for your losses from the responsible party. To discuss the details of pursuing litigation with an experienced Jacksonville dog bite attorney, call the Law Offices of Donald D. Guthrie today at (904) 296-1088.