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Dog Bite Attorney in Winter Haven, FL

Many dogs are friendly and well-trained, so they will never bite a person unprovoked. Unfortunately, this is not the case for all dogs though. Furthermore, dog bites can be very serious injuries, resulting in permanent scarring or even nerve damage.

When you are bitten by a dog and want to seek due compensation for your injury, work with the lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael A. Mills. We have extensive experience with personal injury cases, including those involving minor and major dog bites. Turn to our firm to retain a skilled dog bite attorney in Winter Haven, FL, to represent you.

What You Should Know About Florida Dog Bite Laws

Florida is a "strict liability" state for dog bite incidents. This means that the dog owner can be held liable if their dog bites a person, even if the owner had no knowledge that the dog may bite. Furthermore, this also means that the injured party does not have to prove the bite was the result of the owner's lack of reasonable care. However, you must have been bitten while in a public place or lawfully on private property for the case to be valid.

As your dog bite lawyer, we gather the appropriate evidence and documentation to build your case and argue for your due compensation. Depending on your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Legal Paper in Winter Haven, FL

Although Florida's dog bite statute only covers bite injuries, you may be able to prove the owner is liable for other injuries caused by their dog, such a scratches and injuries from being tackled and knocked over. In these cases, you must be able to demonstrate that the owner's lack of reasonable care resulted in the injury. Reach out to our dog bite law firm to learn more about the statute and determine whether you have a case.

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Talk to our legal team to get the answers and advice you need to kick-start your case. We prove free consultation and case evaluations to potential clients. Someone from our staff will meet with you to go over the circumstances of your case and make recommendations for your next steps. These consultations are available at no cost or obligation to you, so call our firm today to schedule your session.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation with a dog bite attorney. We serve clients throughout Winter Haven, Lakeland, Auburndale, Haines City, and Bartow, Florida.