Raising a pet tags a greater responsibility with it. Dogs and even puppies are like kids. You feed, train and allow them to grow into a good companion and best friend. It may be difficult to raise a dog, but it is more difficult when dogs do not turn out the way we want them to be. Last year, in the year 2012, 38 fatal dog attacks were recorded while 22 of these incidences involved family dogs. Dog owners have to be responsible of their pet’s actions. Even if they would be in a public place or in a private area which includes the owner’s property, dog owners are still accountable of any dog bite or any form of dog attacks. They have to be liable for any dog bite incident even if it isn’t serious. Keep in mind that dog attacks can result to injuries and worst, death. In this case, victims may contact a wrongful death lawyer to assess the survivors in the litigation process. This isn’t any different than solving a case filed to recover from an injury or death caused by an accident. Bottom line is someone is negligent causing the accident to happen.
Dog bites and attacks can result to injuries often on the hands or face of the victim. Sometimes, it may result to serious injuries, multiple surgeries and sever pain. In addition, even if the injury and pain have been removed, victims will still undergo several processes such as removing of the scar and other psychological sessions to recover from the trauma of the attack. Victims may file for a claim to be rewarded with the right amount of compensation to recover on the damages that was lost from the accident. At any rate, if the victim is negligent of his actions which contributed to the biting incident, it will reduce the liability of the dog owner. In addition, if the dog has been declared with dangerous attacks or bites without any provocation previously, the owner will be charged guilty of misdemeanor of the first degree. Wherewith, the dog will be impounded for a total of ten days during the process of litigation.
Expert attorneys know how to defend and represent victims in filing for a claim. Most likely, victims and family of the victims may be reimbursed from the expenses spent on the medical bills, lost wages and even for the pain and suffering that was experienced. Say when the person was bitten in a private property particularly in the owner’s property, the dog owner will still be liable for the accident. Else, when the victim is 6 years old and younger, the owner will no longer be responsible for the accident.
Upon the settlement process, the authorities will perform a thorough investigation and interviews of the incident. By then, they will be able to determine on how the dog will be treated. The courts in Florida do not make any final judgment without any legal investigations being done. It is just and fair to settle any court proceedings.