In the United States there are about 4.5 million dog bites each year, of which a total of 885,000 will require some type of medical treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds that approximately 30,000 dog bite injury victims need to have reconstructive surgery. Since about half of all dog bite cases seen in the ER each year are children, the idea of injuries serious enough to warrant reconstructive surgery are distressing to all parties. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner of the dog to cover the expense of your medical treatment, replace lost wages, and other related expenses.
Statistically, dog bite accidents occur far more frequently than a dog owner would imagine or expect. With the unpredictable ability to attack at any given moment, Florida residents must identify the potential dangers that exist when it comes to both owning and interacting with a dog. At the Law Office of Rick Terrana, we have the experience it takes to handle dog bite cases that involve:
- Tampa dog attacks
- Injury to a child
- Injury requiring hospitalization
- Injury requiring multiple reconstructive surgeries
- Facial scarring
- Wrongful death