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Dog Bites


Dog bites and dog attacks can have serious and devastating consequences to you and to your family members. These injuries can cause long term medical, financial, and emotional damages for which you are entitled to compensation. Recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year and out of those figures, approximately 1 in 5 dog bites require medical attention. This means approximately 885,000 Americans required medical attention due to dog bite related injuries. These injuries can include scarring, emotional damage, long term medical care, and reconstructive surgery. Unfortunately on many occasions children are the victims of these dog bites. Children are the most vulnerable members of society and these bites can cause serious consequences.

The attorneys at Syprett Meshad in Sarasota are experienced in the prosecution of these dog bite cases. Syprett Meshad’s personal injury team has experience in the issues that arise with insurance companies that attempt to exclude these claims and receiving compensation for injured families from these dog bites. Florida Statutes (F. S. § 767.04) puts very strict responsibilities on the owners of dogs which makes them responsible for their dogs’ actions. In essence, the owner of a dog is liable for damages that can include:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of the enjoyment for the capacity for life
  • Emotional Distress
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future wage loss
  • Loss of the ability to earn money

The personal injury attorneys at Syprett Meshad would strongly encourage dog owners to do everything they can to prevent dog bites and protect the public so that they do not become victims of these crimes. We encourage our readers to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, specifically the Dog Bite Prevention section which lists various safety tips to avoid these devastating injuries.

Free consultation and no attorney’s fees unless you recover compensation for your claim . Your initial consultation with the attorneys of Syprett Meshad is free of charge. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning that you are not responsible for paying any attorney’s fees unless we are successful in obtaining you compensation for your claim. Please contact us today for your free consultation.