Sarasota Dog Bite Attorney

When man's best friend turns into man's worst enemy, the outcome can be destructive. If you or your family member have been attacked or bit by a dog, Dana J. Watts, Attorney at Law, is here for you.

Helping You Understand Your Rights When You Have Been Attacked By A Dog

At our Sarasota law firm, we understand how traumatic a dog attack can be for our clients, especially when children are involved. Dog bites can often leave permanent physical and emotional scars on victims. We realize just how stressful your situation is, and we want to offer our legal expertise to you.

For more than 30 years, AV-rated* attorney Dana J. Watts has helped Florida residents understand their rights according to state laws when they have been seriously injured by animals on their own property or elsewhere.

In Florida, there have been several amendments and changes to laws governing dog owner liability. Currently, dog owners can be held liable for any damages their dogs inflict on people. Homeowners are typically covered by a liability policy in their insurance that is meant to cover dog bite and attack injuries sustained by the victims. Those injuries include:

  • Punctures
  • Deep scratches and lacerations
  • Other skin trauma
  • Broken bones
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Limb loss
  • Scarring
  • Emotional distress

We realize your decision to pursue a dog bite claim can be a sensitive subject, especially if you share a relationship with the owner of the dog that hurt you or your family member. When you consult our Bradenton and Sarasota lawyer for dog bites, he will help you make the most effective legal decisions in your circumstances.

Our team will do everything it can to obtain the financial compensation you need to make the fullest recovery possible. While it can't erase the frightening memories of the dog attack, compensation can help you overcome your medical bills for current and ongoing treatment and rehabilitation, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery, if necessary.

Contact Our Sarasota And Bradenton Dog Attack Injury Lawyer Today

To discuss your dog bite case with Dana J. Watts, contact us online or call our firm at 941-404-7053 or toll free at 800-599-3181. After-hours appointments are available by special arrangement. We offer free initial consultations to our personal injury clients. Our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.