Pasco County Injury Lawyer :: Who is Liable for a Dog Bite Injury in Hudson?

A growling dog snapping at you or your child can be extremely frightening. The fear of not knowing whether a dog will bite or attack is certainly justified as there are more than 4.7 million dog bites occurring across the United States every year. Even worse, 800,000 of those bites are serious enough to require medical attention.

What dog bite victims in Hudson may not be aware of is that they can seek compensation for the damages suffered by a dog bite or animal attack. However, before you can obtain financial justice, it is essential to establish who is liable for the bite or attack. There are several factors that can help determine who is responsible, including:

Dog Bite

The Dog’s History – It is absolutely vital to find out if the dog has ever attacked anyone before or has a history of aggressive behavior. Why? If the dog has previously attacked someone, and the owner was aware of this, he or she could be held liable for damages.

If Any Laws Were Broken – Most of the counties in Florida have a dog leash law set in place to protect innocent citizens. In Pasco County, all dogs must be under supervision or control at all times. This means that a dog cannot wander or run freely through any streets without being restrained by a leash. If this law is broken, the dog owner can be held responsible for damages.

Third Party Negligence – Did someone else’s careless behavior cause or contribute to the attack? If so, that person may be partially to blame for any injuries suffered. For example, if a vicious or violent dog was secured in a kennel, but another person released the dog and let that dog outside and it attacks you, that person could be at fault for your injuries.

It is important to understand that as a dog bite victim you may eligible to recover damages for past and future medical bills, permanent scarring or disfigurement, lost wages and other expenses related to pain and suffering.

Every dog bite or animal attack case is unique — with various laws and factors to consider. By acting fast and contacting a Pasco County Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton you can take the first step towards protecting your rights. We encourage you to contact us online or call us at 727-847-2299 as soon as possible so that we can begin investigating your case and preserve any crucial pieces of evidence. Your initial consultation is always free, so you have absolutely nothing to lose.

Justia 10
Multi Million Dollar
Super Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Florida Legal Elite
Avvo Rating 10
Preeminent Badge 2018
Floride Justice Association
Best Lawyers 2015
Accredited Business
Best Lawyers
Namil Law
Motorcycle Injury Attorney
Top 100 2020

Client Reviews

This firm was extremely helpful and courteous to deal with. I did not expect to need their services, but was fortunate to find such a great firm. Thank you for your services.


Great customer service. I was always kept updated on every new detail throughout my whole case. The staff made me feel very comfortable and confident in choosing their services. Highly recommend.


I have been to this office three different times and have not one complaint ! Always prompt and on point. I wouldn't pick any other office!


The staff was very attentive and answered all my questions regarding my criminal case. I was very pleased with the outcome and professionalism.


Could never see myself using any other law firm. My case was a difficult one it was handled with perfection and extreme professionalism.


Call Us Now: 866-608-5529

  1. 1 Free Consultation
  2. 2 Available 24/7
  3. 3 Experienced Representation
Fill out the contact form or call us at 866-608-5529 to schedule your free consultation.

Tell Us About Your Case

Visit Us

Main Office
11020 Northcliffe Blvd

Spring Hill, FL 34608

Phone: 352-666-2121 Fax: 352-556-4839 Toll Free: 1-866-608-5LAW