Dog Bite Injuries

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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They say a dog is a man's best friend.  Unfortunately, dog bites and attacks on humans are very common.  According to U.S. statistics, during 2007 there were a reported 35 fatal dog attacks.  Another 5,000,000 people suffer non-fatal dog bites and attacks each and every year.  Nearly 1,000 people per day require emergency care to treat dog attack injuries.  There are over 150 dog breeds in the U.S.    

Some interesting statistics are as follows:

  • 83% of all dog attacks are to adults
  • 77% of all dog attacks result in maiming
  • 77% of all dog attacks induce bodily injuries
  • 73% of all dog attacks are on children
  • 70% of all dog attacks result in death

Pit bulls will not hesitate to attack adults and will do so as often as they will attack children, a trait not found in any other breed.  This makes pit bulls the most dangerous breed of all.  Pit bulls and rottweilers make up over 60% of all dog attack fatalities.  

Dog owners are responsible for their dog's behavior. Dog attack injuries can be catastrophic, especially to children.  In the State of Florida, whenever a dog attacks and causes injuries, the owner of the dog is strictly liable to the victim.  We thoroughly investigate dog bite attacks and look at all possible responsible parties.  Important questions are:

  • Place of attack?
  • Was the dog's owner present?
  • Was the dog restrained?
  • Did the dog have all legally required shots?
  • Dog's vicious history?
  • Was the dog a stray?
  • Dog owner?

If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury or 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.

Common dog breeds known to attack are:

  • Pit Bull
  • Rottweiler
  • Wolf-Hybrid
  • Chow Chow
  • Akita
  • Bullmastiff
  • Cane Corso
  • Dogo Argentine
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Fila Brasileeiro
  • Presa Canario
  • Shar Pei
  • Tosu Inu

Common injuries sustained due to a dog bite or attack can include:

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

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.