Jacksonville Dog Bite Attorney
Representing you after an attack by a vicious or uncontrolled animal
Dog owners should take reasonable steps to protect the public from the risk of a dog attack. Failure to follow leash laws, observe fencing regulations or post warning signs can provide the basis for a lawsuit when an unsuspecting passerby or a working mailperson gets hurt as a result of a dog attack. A Jacksonville dog bite attorney at Gillette Law, P.A. can help you take legal action when you have sustained injuries or hospitalization as a result of a dog attack.
While some breeds are categorically listed as vicious breeds, such behaviors can be corrected and controlled by responsible pet owners. But when you are the victim of an attack, a skilled personal injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for dog bite injuries that carry long-term consequences, such as permanent disfigurement.
Examples of so-called vicious breeds include:
- American Huskies
- Wolf-dog hybrids
- Doberman Pinschers
- Great Danes
Dog bites are serious injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites each year; half of the injured are children. Of those injured, 386,000 require emergency-room treatment and about 16 die. If you have been injured, a Jacksonville dog bites lawyer at Gillette Law, P.A. can help if you have suffered personal or financial losses as a result of a dog attack by representing you in a personal injury lawsuit. The types of compensable injuries include the following:
- Fractures and dislocations
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Punctures and lacerations
Jacksonville attorney Charles J. Gillette, Jr. can help you get compensated for injuries sustained during an animal attack. We understand the state-specific regulations and laws both in Florida and in Georgia that apply to pet owners, and the homeowner’s insurance policies that could apply to your legal claim for compensation. Consult with our dog bites attorney for legal guidance specific to your case.
Call today for a free initial consultation
Gillette Law, P.A. is centrally located to serve clients in Florida and Georgia. The helpful professional staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at other times by appointment. Contact us online, or call us at 904-358-1304 or toll-free at 888-366-5904. If you are unable to visit one of our offices, we can meet with you in your home or hospital room. We offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay on a percentage basis only when we win your case.