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If a dog bite has caused you or a loved one serious injuries in Jacksonville or the surrounding area, a compassionate personal injury lawyer from Whitley Law Firm can help you seek compensation for your injuries and other losses.

To learn how a Jacksonville dog bite lawyer can help you, contact us at (919) 785-5000 for a free consultation. We will represent you like we would a member of our family.

How Our Jacksonville Attorneys Support Dog Bite Victims

When you come to us after a dog bite attack in Jacksonville, we will take the time necessary to develop a personal relationship with you and understand exactly what you want from your case. Then we’ll do everything possible to make it happen.

We believe hard work leads to success, and our in-house investigative team will leave no stone unturned while collecting evidence to support your compensation claim. This evidence may include the following and more:

  • Any history of the dog attacking others
  • Eyewitness accounts of the attack
  • Video or camera images of the attack
  • Animal control reports
  • Police reports
  • Medical records

We will then compile a strong insurance claim and negotiate on your behalf for the settlement you deserve. If we cannot agree on a fair settlement, we will prepare for trial and represent you in court. We are fully committed to success and providing our clients with whole-hearted care.

The Whitley Advantage

We have been fighting for injured people and their families in North Carolina since 1974. Our firm offers more than 80 years of combined experience, and we apply our extensive knowledge to each case we handle,

When you work with our Jacksonville dog bite lawyers, you will appreciate The Whitley Advantage. The Whitley Advantage isn’t just one thing; it’s care, compassion, listening—really listening—and protecting our clients like we would our own family. It’s everything.

We offer each client the following:

  • Service in either Spanish or English
  • Appointments as you need them
  • Response to calls or emails within 24 hours
  • Your attorney’s email address and phone number

Our attorneys have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We won’t settle without fighting for every dime you deserve.

We’re grateful when our clients find the time to reflect on the experience you can expect from working with Whitley Law Firm. For example:

  • “I would just like to thank you for your hard work. It resulted in my favor. I look forward to continuing working with you. I appreciate your advice, honesty and integrity. You made me feel special. I will have no trouble recommending you to everyone. Thanks again and I look forward to the future with you.” -Sharon B.
  • “Aleigha Langtange was truly great to work with! I’m so glad she is the face of the firm as an Intake Specialist, she made me actually decide to go with the firm. She is kind, understanding and a good listener. Thank you for everything.” – Happy former client

Potential Compensation for a Dog Bite Injury in Jacksonville

Dog bites are often painful and dangerous, and the number of dog bite cases happening across the country is on the rise. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that dogs bite nearly 4.5 million people each year, with about 800,000 of those bites requiring medical attention. More than half of those injured are children.

Regardless of the dog breed or the history of a particular dog, if a dog has seriously injured you or a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our Jacksonville dog bite attorneys will protect your rights and guide you through the legal process, ensuring you understand what’s happening all along the way.

Your compensation may include but not be limited to:

Medical Expenses

Severe dog bites can require extensive surgeries, skin grafts, medication, and rehabilitation. If you have serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation to cover all your medical bills and related expenses.

Lost Income

A dog bite can prevent you from working for extended periods, which may leave you struggling to meet financial obligations. Severe injuries may also affect your future earning potential if you must take a lower-paying position or can never return to work. We can include both current and future lost wages in your claim.

Pain and Suffering

Because of the severity of many dog bites, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and emotional pain and suffering, including the excruciating pain, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that can often follow a terrifying animal attack.

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, some dog attacks result in the death of a loved one. In these cases, the decedent’s family may file a wrongful death claim. Compensation in a wrongful death case may include:

  • Funeral and burial or cremation expenses
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of parental guidance
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent and their surviving loved ones
  • Medical costs the decedent incurred between the dog attack and their untimely death

No two cases are alike. Your caring and compassionate Jacksonville dog bite attorney will thoroughly investigate your case and speak with you more specifically about the potential compensation that may be available to you. When you hire us, we work for you—not vice versa.

Schedule Your Free Dog Bite Case Evaluation Today

A dog bite victim should not have to bear the financial burden of an attack alone. A Jacksonville dog bite lawyer from our team can investigate your case and determine how much your dog bite injury may be worth. If an aggressive, out-of-control dog attacked you or a loved one, do not wait to contact us at Whitley Law Firm.

We offer free case evaluations, and if we take on your case, you pay no attorney’s fees unless and until we recover a compensation settlement or judgment for you. Call us now at (919) 785-5000. We want to hear from you.