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A niche and focus for L. Turner Law, P.A. is animal law. Our dedication to the household pets that enrich and fulfill our lives is boundless, and we fight diligently and zealously to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. For many, pets are family, and the defense of their family members is not made less important by the presence of fur. Thousands will be expended on a pet over its lifetime and if something happens to affect the span or quality of that lifetime, there are consequences.
It is called ‘the practice of medicine’ for a reason: sometimes, the doctors and specialists who treat our beloved pets make mistakes. Critical tests may be forgotten, steps of treatment may be missed or charts may be mixed up and mis-labeled. Overworked nurses and staff can make improper notations with deadly consequences. Despite the intent, accidents can happen and you should know what can be done about it. If the improper actions of a veterinarian have resulted in the suffering or death of your pet, you should be compensated for both your trauma and for that of your pet. An attorney can consult experts to help assess what, if any, missteps occurred during the timeframe of a veterinarians care for your pet.
Dog Bite Defense
Many attorneys will tell you that dog bites are cut and dry; if you own a dog and that dog bites someone’s person or property (ie: other dogs or cats), you are liable. But there are mitigating circumstances that can reduce or eliminate your liability all together. People with ill intent or the desire for a quick pay day may fake or exaggerate injuries, or even provoke the dog to bite. Where a dog bite occurs and what the circumstances are matter greatly, and your case may not be as cut and dry as some might like you to think. An attorney can evaluate your case and present you with options to reduce or eliminate your liability.
Puppy Lemon Law
There are many reasons some people choose to purchase a puppy; companionship, breeding or the desire to have a pet with particular personality traits. These pets come with big price tags, and sometimes the purchase price is just the beginning. Disreputable pet stores may buy puppies from irresponsible breeders who do not practice sanitary maintenance or care for the puppies during formative weeks after birth. A puppy may become gravely ill or even die only hours or days after purchase. Other puppies may form hereditary or congenital defects as they age from babies to adolescents. These sick or deformed puppies may cost you thousands to care for and treat, and greedy pet stores may shrug and tell you “tough luck” when you call to complain or seek reimbursement. Do not let pet stores bully you; Florida law provides rights and remedies for you and your new puppy, and L. Turner Law, P.A. can help explain them to you.
Pet Store and Groomer Negligence
Dropping off your pet for boarding while you go on vacation or travel for business should be a simple matter. Your pet should be safe in a facility that advertises overnight, shot term or long term pet boarding. Similarly, stores or facilities that provide and advertise for pet grooming have a responsibility to hire responsible, trained professionals to pamper your pet. But some big chain pet stores hire whoever walks through their door, and do not properly vet the young or inexperienced employees that will be looking after your dog or cat. These stories have become all too common, and many of these stores are on notice that there is a problem in their facilities. Take note of your pets appearance and behavior, and if you see or feel that there is a problem, talk to a lawyer.
L. Turner Law’s animal division can assist you giving your beloved pet a voice and:
- Reimbursement of veterinary bills and debts
- Negotiating Settlements
- Compensation for your pain and mental anguish or your pets diminished quality of life
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