Animal Attacks

Accident Attorney J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo Represents Victims of Personal Injuries and Accidents That Have Suffered Serious Injuries or Wrongful Death In Miami and Throughout Florida.  We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars For Our Clients.  Let Us Help You Too.

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Animal attacks are on the rise in the U.S. and worldwide.  It is believed that the increase is due to two main factors: 1) Urban Sprawl 2) Humans keeping wild animals as pets.   These two factors are causing humans to have increased contact with wild animals.  From pet alligators and tigers to chimpanzees and snakes, animal attacks are on the rise. 

Recently, it was reported that a 55 year old woman in Stamford, Connecticut was savagely attacked by a 14 year old pet chimpanzee.  The 200 pound chimpanzee attacked the woman during her visit to the chimpanzee owner's home.  The attack caused severe injuries to her face and hands.  It is believed that the woman's face was basically ripped off.  The chimp was later killed by police.  In the State of Florida, the ownership of a primate was banned in 1980.

Other domesticated animal attacks and bites involve cats, snakes, ferrets, iguanas and even birds.    

Dog bites and attacks on humans are even more common.  According to U.S. statistics, during 2007 there were a reported 35 fatal dog attacks.  Another 5,000,000 people suffer dog bites every year.  Nearly 1,000 people per day require emergency care to treat dog attack injuries.  Pit bulls and rottweilers make up over 60% of all dog attack fatalities. 

Dog and animal owners are responsible for their behavior.  In the State of Florida, whenever a dog or animal attacks and causes injuries, the owner of the dog or animal is strictly liable to the victim.

Many animal attack victims require multiple surgeries and physical therapy.  Reconstructive and plastic surgery are common.  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) afflicts nearly all dog bite victims, therefore psychological counseling is recommended.        

If you or a loved one has been injured due to an animal attack, the Law Firm of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A. will work hard to prosecute your claims.  Our goal is to get you a full measure of justice.

If you would like a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation, please fill out the Quick Contact Form to the right or click here and a member of our firm will contact you promptly.  You may also contact us directly at (305) 461-1095 or Toll Free at 1-(866)-71-CLAIM.

There is never a charge to speak with an attorney at our firm.  Unlike other law firms, we are available to come to you at your hospital bed side, home, office or other location, including rural and urban areas, throughout the entire State of Florida.  Wherever you are, we will come to you, including international and foreign locations.

Dog and animal attack injuries can be catastrophic, especially to children.  Some of the injuries inflicted by dog and animal attacks include:

  • Facial Wounds
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Laceration Wounds
  • Contusion Wounds
  • Disfigurements
  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Infections
  • Rabies
  • Nerve Damage
  • Muscle Damage

If you would like a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation, please fill out the Quick Contact Form to the right or click here and a member of our firm will contact you promptly.  You may also contact us directly at (305) 461-1095 or Toll Free at 1-(866)-71-CLAIM.