Dog Bite Attorney in Brooksville, FL
Dogs can be a person’s best friend. It doesn’t come as any surprise that approximately 36% of American households have one. They teach our children valuable lessons about responsibility and have even been shown to eliminate stress. But sometimes, they behave more aggressively than we want them to. This can lead to our dogs biting someone.
The responsible party for the dog bite is its owner. The owner’s inability to keep their dog from biting someone was careless and they are the liable party.
Some owners may try to downplay the dog bite or make it seem like it was your fault. They will do this to try and keep you from reporting the incident to the police. Do not listen to them and always report your dog bite to the police. This is because anyone with a dog bite is at risk of getting rabies or other diseases.
According to this CDC article, up to 18% of dog bites become infected with bacteria. This bacteria can cause rabies, capnocytophaga bacteria, pasteurella, MRSA, and tetanus. If you or your loved one has been bitten by a dog, please call the Law Office of John R. Vitola.