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Dog Bites

image004A dog bite injury can be very traumatic and cause lasting physical and emotional trauma. Dog bite wounds often require surgery. The Law Offices of Brett L. Schlacter understands what victims go through when attacked by a dog. According to Florida Statute 767.01,“[o]wners of dogs shall be liable for any damage done by their dogs to a person or to any animal.” Moreover, Florida Statute Section 767.04 states that if a dog bites an individual in a public or a private place, if the person was lawfully on the premises, the owner of the dog is “liable for damages suffered by persons bitten regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness.” The statutes are written to protect you and your loved ones from dangerous animal attacks. The Law Offices of Brett L. Schlacter knows that these laws are often difficult understand. We have experience negotiating with dog owners and homeowner insurance policies to obtain maximum final compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional trauma after an unprovoked attack. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.