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Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Fort Myers Premises Liability Attorneys – (239) 970-6844

Your Advocates are here to help you file a premises liability claim after being bitten by an uncontrolled or aggressive dog owned by someone else. Our personal injury lawyers in Fort Myers have decades of combined legal experience and have handled complex personal injury cases. We will want to seek damages on your behalf either through a settlement or court litigation that acknowledges all of your injuries following an animal attack.

Injuries that may be caused by a dog bite include:

  • Lacerations
  • Nerve damage
  • Infection
  • Permanent muscle damage

Psychological damage is also a common consequence of vicious animal attacks. People who have been bitten by an aggressive dog frequently report feeling phobic and anxious whenever a dog is near, even a kind, docile one. This emotional trauma must also be taken into account when considering the damages you deserve through compensation.

Consult with our team today to learn more about your options and how to begin a claim.

Can a dog bite victim be held liable?

Dog bite claims represent an area of litigation that is difficult to navigate due to the fact that the aggressor cannot testify or explain its actions. The dog’s owner will be held accountable for their canine’s behavior, which allows them some room for interpretation. In many cases, this translates to liability being pushed back onto the dog bite victim.

A person bitten by a dog may be held liable, partially so, if they were:

  • Trespassing illegally on the property.
  • Attempting to harm the dog’s owner or family.
  • Taunting, intimidating, or provoking the dog.

With a personal injury attorney’s assistance, it may be possible to dismantle the claims of the opposition and keep liability on the dog’s owner.

Call (239) 970-6844 to begin seeking compensation.

While Florida does permit a four-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, it is not in your best interests to wait that long. The sooner you file, the stronger your evidence will likely be and the less prepared the defendant will be.

Give yourself that useful advantage by contacting our Fort Myers dog bite attorneys and discovering your legal options.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

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