Dog Bite Injuries
Children are the most common the victims of dog bites in Florida. Tragically, of the 4.5 million people who are victims of dog attacks each year, half of these victims are under the age of 12. Most dogs and family pets have a gentle demeanor and are calm in nature, but there are still animals that are not people-friendly and may attack without warning.
There are many different scenarios where people are attacked by dogs, with many of the situations involving a dog biting without provocation. Many times, dog attacks happen at family member or friend’s house, which can make the situation even more difficult.The St. Petersburg Dog Attack Attorneys at Whittel & Melton
Have you or your child been the victim of a dog attack?
If you or your child have been a victim of a dog bite, let the St. Petersburg Dog Bite attorneys at Whittel & Melton help you through this process.
We will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your injuries and give you advice on what you can expect going forward under Florida law.
Once retained, we will take action against the animal owners as well as the insurance companies at play in your claim, fighting for monetary compensation for your injuries. And, even if the dog owner is a friend or family member, you maybe eligible to file a claim with the applicable homeowner’s insurance company to receive compensation for your injuries.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Continued medical care, if necessary
- Counseling costs
- Loss of earnings as a result of the injury
- Damaged property
- Emotional pain and anguish
- Long-term damages as a result of scarring