Suffering a dog bite can be painful, overwhelming, and confusing. It can affect you financially, physically, and emotionally. You might require medical care and time off from work and it can be difficult wondering how you will keep up with your bills.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite lawyer serving Plantation, call (800) 747-3733
How Our Attorneys Can Assist With Your Dog Bite Case
Free Case Evaluation
Our attorneys will evaluate the specific conditions of your dog bite case for free. We will consider the events of the dog bite and the severity of your injuries. This is also a great time to ask questions about your case and legal options.
Investigate Your Case
If you decide to pursue legal action, we will investigate every detail of your case so we fully understand the circumstances. Complete evidence collection is vital to establish how the bite happened so we can evaluate and prove liability.
Calculate the Value of Your Case
The value of your case depends on a lot of things, like the severity of your injuries, how much time you miss from work, how your injuries affect your earning capacity, and more.
We retrieve medical records, document your lost income, and compile other records of your financial, physical, and emotional damages.
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Recoverable Damages Associated With Dog Bites
It is important to work with a lawyer who is familiar with dog bites because they understand there are more damages than the immediate medical costs associated with the bite itself. Other damages common with dog bite cases include:
Lost earning capacity
Loss of benefits
Pain and suffering
Reduced quality of life
Strict Liability Rules for Dog Bites
Under Florida strict liability rules, the victim does not have to prove negligence of the dog owner in order to recover compensation for injuries.
But if the defendant can prove you were partially to blame for the bite, then it might reduce the compensation you recover proportionate to your percentage of fault. For example, if you were 20 percent at fault for the dog bite incident and suffered $10,000 in damages, you would recover $8,000 instead of your full damages.
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Determining the Correct Legal Steps After a Dog Bite
Our attorneys first attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurance provider. In most cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance will cover the dog bite.
If successful, negotiating a fair settlement cuts down on the time and costs of taking a case to trial. Because our client’s best interests are our main priority, this is the first step of the process.
But our dog bite attorneys are prepared to reject any offer that does not cover your full damages.
We will take over every aspect of the case and guide you every step of the way. We will collect any documentation, images, or reports to assist with your case.
Set Up a Consultation With a Dog Bite Lawyer in Plantation
There are many situations that can lead to a dog bite case. You could be walking down the road and come across an unleased dog. You could also be outside of your own property and have a neighbor’s dog enter your yard and bite you. It is also possible that you are bitten when visiting a friend’s property.
Our dog bite attorneys in Jacksonville will evaluate the specific details of your dog bite case. To speak with an attorney about your dog bite case, call us now at 1-800-747-3733.