Need a Tampa Dog Bite Injury Lawyer?
Usually, dogs are loving, loyal, and friendly pets, but there are times when they can be scary and vicious. There are countless dog bite cases reported each year, and the victim is usually a small child incapable of defending itself when a dog decides to attack them. Some dog bites are minor, but others can be severe and lead to serious injuries and mental health issues, which is why it is so important for dog owners to supervise their dogs. It falls on the owner of the dog to ensure it is properly restrained to prevent attacks and bites from happening. If a dog owner fails to do this, they are negligent, and place others in danger.
Were You or a Loved One Seriously Injured by a Dog Bite?
If the answer is yes, particularly if the injury was caused by obvious negligence on the part of the dog owner, you have options. It is up to the owner of the dog to ensure they do not pose a threat to anyone, and failure to do so is considered negligence under the law, as they failed to act with caution and care. The law in Florida allows those who have been injured due to the negligence of a dog’s owner to file a personal injury lawsuit, including filing for compensation for medical costs, emotional trauma, lost wages, lost future income, physical injuries, and pain and suffering. If you were injured due to a dog owner’s negligence, you should contact a personal injury attorney at once.
Need a Lawyer for a Dog Attack Case?
Scott Distasio has almost two decades of experience handling personal injury cases. He has represented clients in both state and federal courts, and works hard to make sure that his clients get what they deserve.
It’s important that you choose a personal injury attorney that is experienced and will put your needs first. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite because of a negligent owner, contact Distasio Law Firm today.
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The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa dog bite lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
- Knowledge and Experience Handling Dog Bite & Animal Attack Cases
Your lawyer should not only know Florida premises liability law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling dog attack cases. Scott Distasio has been handling dog bite & attack cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
- Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
- Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.