Last year in Jacksonville and North Florida there were thousands of adults and children attacked or bitten by dogs. The Law Offices of Henry E. Gare represent children and adults who have been bitten and attacked by dogs in our city. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that, nationwide, there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites annually and that more than 850,000 dog bites of these required medical attention.
The Law Offices of Henry Gare has handled hundreds of cases involving all breeds including Pit Bull attacks, Rottweiler attacks, German Shepherd and Chow dog bites in Jacksonville.
It is not necessary for a victim in Florida to prove that the dog was known to be vicious or had a propensity to bite. All that must be proved is that a defendant owned a dog. That the dog bit the victim and that the victim was lawfully where they should have been.
The most important aspect in dealing with a dog attack or bite is to gather as much evidence as possible. This includes identifying the dog’s owners, taking a photograph of the dog, writing down any eyewitness names and phone numbers and immediately calling the police and Animal Control.
If you or a member of your family has been a victim of a dog bite or animal attack contact the Jacksonville Law Offices of Henry E. Gare online or call (904) 387-6101. All consultations are free and confidential.