If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog or other animal belonging to another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury.

In most cases, pet owners are responsible for ensuring that their animals do not cause injury to others.

We know this can be an uncomfortable position to be in especially if the dog owner is a close neighbor, friend, or family.

You should seek advice from an experienced local attorney as soon after the bite as possible.

Depending on the circumstances surrounding a dog bite, an individual who is bitten may be entitled to receive damages from the dog's owner
We will also evaluate your case and inform you of your rights at no initial cost. If you can’t come to us, we can come to you.

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Animal Bites

Dog Bite and Animal Bite Attorneys

Do You Need an Attorney for Dog Bite Injuries?

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog or other animal belonging to another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. The process of gathering the appropriate information and establishing liability is very complex. The court system can be very exacting in cases regarding dog bites. After medical attention, the next most important advice needed is legal advice. You should seek advice from an experienced local attorney as soon after the bite as possible. In most cases, pet owners are responsible for ensuring that their animals do not cause injury to others. Depending on the circumstances surrounding a dog bite, an individual who is bitten may be entitled to receive damages from the dog's owner.

Bite from a Neighbor’s Dog?

We know this can be an uncomfortable position to be in, especially if the dog owner is a close neighbor, friend or family. This is the type of delicate situation that The Lewis Law Group, P.A. is experienced in and can assist you with. We will take the time to explain to you how the damages will, in most cases, be paid for by the owner's insurance company. These damages can include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and sometimes punitive damages. Your attorney will also work closely with you to explain the legal process and talk with you about how a case like this will proceed through settlement. We will also evaluate your case and inform you of your rights at no initial cost. If you can’t come to us, we can come to you.

Are Dog Owners Considered Liable When a Bite Occurs?

Typically, a dog owner is considered liable if they know their pet tends to bite. Florida and the municipalities have very specific pet ownership statutes in place. We know each local court district and how they look at dog bite cases. We know the Florida state and local laws that apply to your case. We will help you determine if there is a violation and if the bite occurred because of the owner's negligence. Many times, the owner’s insurance company or attorney will try to convince the court that the victim was at fault. The Lewis Law Group, P.A. will help you to determine whether that is a real concern in your case or if it is strictly intimidation.

Contact The Lewis Law Group, P.A. for Dog Bite Lawsuits

Our experienced personal injury attorneys are highly experienced in animal bite cases. 

We will evaluate your case for free. We will help you determine the value of your case and the fair compensation you may receive. We successfully prepare your case, always striving to maximize your recovery. J.D. Lewis III, ESQ. will help you decide the best course of action for your case and will tell you the truth!

Contact our office now at (772) 286-7861 or on our toll-free number at (800) 338-4459. You may also e-mail us by using our contact form. If you can’t come to us, we can come to you. We will take your call! 

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