According to a study conducted in 2009 by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and on in five dog bites results in injuries that require medical attention.
According to the Insurance Information Institute based in New York, Dog Bite Injuries accounted for one third of a home owner insurance claims, with over half of these claims with the dog bite incident occurring on the pet owners property. In 2008 dog bite liability claims totaled 387 million dollars, which was an increase of 9 percent from 2007. In 2010 dog bite liability claims totaled 413 million dollars. This shows an upward trend in dog bite related injuries that shows no sign of slowing down.
Approximately one third of all homeowners insurance claims involve dog bite or animal attack related injuries. Dog and pet owners are responsible for ensuring they take proper measures to make sure others are not put in harms way with regards to potential harmful incidents with their pets. If the dog owner fails to adhere to proper safety precautions, and their dog bites or attacks someone causing injury, they may legally liable for the actions of their pet.
Dog bites can be very traumatic to a person, both psychologically and physically. They can leave scarring or nerve damage, and can lead to infection. There can also be long-term implications from dog bite injuries. Young children who suffer a vicious dog attack may be terrified of dogs for the rest of their lives.
At The Law Office of J Bernard Chery, P.A., we stand up for your lights in an aggressive effort to ensure you are fairly compensated for injuries sustained due to a dog bite or animal attack where liability has been established on the part of the dog owner.
Our firm also offers counsel and represents the families of those who have lost their lives as a result of a dog bite or attack in Florida. While no amount of money can reverse what has happened or make up for your loss, we can help ease the financial challenges you face resulting from your loss.
When you must address legal issues relating to Dog Bite Injury, Animal Attack, or other personal injury issues or disputes, we urge you to be proactive in ensuring your legal rights are protected and that you are treated fairly.
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