Both adults and children suffer numerous dog bites and animal attacks every year, whether the result of improper restraint or fencing, improper labeling of an area containing an animal, or animals that are off-leash in public places.

If you or a family member was bitten by a dog or other pet in Florida, the Gainesville dog bite lawyers of Avera & Smith, are here to help. In almost every case, such bites are the result of owner negligence, which means that you may have a personal injury case and the right to seek compensation for your injuries.

If you’ve been bitten by a dog or other pet, do not admit fault or speak to the owner’s insurance company. Contact Avera & Smith immediately for guidance on how to determine who is at fault and how to pursue the financial compensation you may deserve.

What Types Of Dogs Are The Most Dangerous?

The Humane Society of the United States reports that most wrongful deaths from vicious dogs are caused by:

  • Rottweilers
  • German Shepherds
  • Pit bulls
  • Huskies
  • Malamutes
  • St. Bernards


However, any dog can be dangerous under the right circumstances, even if it isn’t on the list above.

Scarring And Disfigurement In Children

If your child’s face was scarred by a dog bite or other animal bite, he or she may need reconstructive surgery years down the road. It’s important to get the money now to pay for any surgeries later, since you will not get a second chance to request personal injury compensation.

Learn More From Our Florida Animal Attack Attorneys

The laws regarding dog bites vary widely depending upon the geographic location where the incident occurred, often varying by city and by county, so you will need experienced legal help in resolving your case.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact Avera & Smith, by email or call our Gainesville office at 352-372-9999 or toll free at 800-654-4659.

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