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What to Do If You Have Suffered a Dog Bite Injury

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, it is important to immediately seek medical attention. Here, we present tips on what you should do if bitten by a dog, both to ensure your physical well-being and to protect your legal rights.

First and foremost, if you have suffered from a dog bite injury, you should immediately remove yourself from the situation and contact the police. When the police arrive, go over what happened in detail, and be sure to include the names and contact information of anyone who saw the accident occur. Remember, the more details you provide, the better your claim for compensation will be down the road. Review the police report for accuracy, and request that a copy is sent to you.

Next, seek medical treatment. If the dog bite injury is serious enough, you may be treated at the scene; otherwise, it is up to you to get yourself to a doctor. DO NOT WAIT. Do this immediately after the accident, and provide your doctor with a detailed accounting of what happened. Review the medical records to make sure everything was recorded accurately. Remember to report all of your pain symptoms even if they seem small as this could be an indication of a more serious problem that will not become apparent until later.

Although you should report the incident to your insurance carrier, DO NOT speak to any insurance representative except your own. Many times, the dog owner’s insurance carrier will contact you to get a statement. Remember, this claims adjuster is working for the dog owner, and it is his job to limit the amount of compensation you are paid. Any statement you give could be taken out of context and later used against you.

Soon after the dog bite accident, you should contact an attorney with experience in Florida dog bite injuries, such as attorney James O. Cunningham. Do not delay. More likely than not, the dog owner and his or her insurance company are already in touch with lawyers and are busy preparing a case to limit the compensation you deserve.

Your Tampa Dog Bite Attorney

Utilizing the services of a qualified and knowledgeable Tampa dog bite attorney will ensure you get the compensation to which you are entitled. If you have suffered injuries due to a dog bite and would like to speak with an attorney, please contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 813-355-9772.

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373