- There are an estimated 77.5 million dogs in the United States.
- More than one–third of U.S. homes have at least one dog.
- 25 percent of dog owners own more than one dog.
- 4.5 million Americans are bitten by a dog each year.
- 1 million people will require medical treatment after a dog bite this year.
- An estimated 30,000 people a year undergo reconstructive surgery as a result of a dog bite.
- Children ages 5 to 9 are most likely to be bitten by a dog.
Sources: Humane Society of the United States; National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
We are a nation of dog lovers, with a dog in more than one–third of all U.S. homes.
But more than 12,000 people a day are bitten by a dog – and more than 20,000 dog bite victims visit the emergency room each week in the United States, according to federal statistics.
Dog bites often involve a beloved pet or neighborhood dog. Tragically, small children are frequently the victim. Consulting an South Florida injury lawyer experienced in handling dog bite or animal attack cases can help protect your rights and the financial well–being of you and your family.
Gregg Hollander is a veteran dog bite attorney in Boca Raton who has spent his entire career fighting for the rights of accident victims in South Florida, including Naples, Fort Myers, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
With two decades of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases, Attorney Hollander and the professional staff at the Hollander Law Firm have built a reputation for passionately and aggressively handling all types of personal injury claims, especially those involving small children.
Florida is a strict liability state, meaning a pet owner is strictly liable for injuries caused by his or her dog, whether or not the dog was known to be vicious.
Florida dog bite cases involving children often involve the beloved pet of a neighbor, relative or trusted friend. Boca Raton dog bite lawyer Gregg Hollander understands the complications that arise in such cases and can often work with neighbors, relatives and friends to file a claim against a homeowner’s policy in as amicable a manner as possible.
However, we also understand how critical it can be to seek qualified legal and medical help in the wake of a dog or animal attack. Surgical complications and medical complications associated with growth and development should be taken into account when dealing with child dog bite victims. Fear and emotional issues in children can also require the help of a medical professional.
If a family member has been injured or killed in a dog attack, an experienced personal injury lawyer or wrongful death attorney can help protect your rights. Contact the Hollander Law Firm for a free and confidential appointment with a dog bite lawyer in Boca Raton to discuss your case There are never any fees or costs associated with representing you unless we are successful in making a financial recovery on behalf of you and your family.