Unfortunately, dogs bite thousands of people every year in Florida. Most of the people that are bitten are children. At FalcoLaw we know that dog bites are different than typical negligence cases. Many times a dog does not exhibit any type of aggressive behavior prior to an attack. After you or a loved one has been bitten, seek immediate medical attention and make the sure the wound has been cleaned and you are prescribed the proper medication. Also, it is important to find out if the dog that caused the injuries is current on it's shots, including rabies. Report the incident to the local animal control department. They can be very helpful in determining whether or not the dog is current on it's vaccinations.
As always, we will evaluate your case for free and you will not pay us any fees or costs unless we recover money for you. There are statutes of limitations that may apply, so it is best to talk to a qualified injury attorney as soon as possible to determine if you have a valid claim.