If a dog in Fort Lauderdale bit you, you might be entitled to compensation for your injury.
If you have questions about how to recover your losses caused by this type of injury, talk to a dog bite lawyer who can determine whether you have a viable personal injury case.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine help dog bite victims pursue compensation for medical bills for treating your injury, lost wages for missing work, pain and suffering, and other damages that follow such a traumatic event.
Our attorneys give their full attention to every case. Call our firm today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free, no-obligation meeting with our Dog Bite Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Dog Bite Injury Liability
Florida Statute 764.04 holds dog owners liable for damages to people bitten by their dog, whether the incident occurred on public or private property, or on the dog owner’s property.
Proving a Dog Bite Injury Claim
We can help you prove your claim through evidence such as medical records that show the extent of the dog bite, and the treatment you received for your injury. The Cleveland Clinic recommends dog bite victims seek immediate medical attention the same day as the incident. Quickly treating dog bite wounds reduces the risk of infection.
We may also obtain a report from a police officer or an animal control officer who responded to the biting incident, and statements from eyewitnesses. Our legal team has the resources to access relevant evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.
Being Blamed for the Dog Bite
Our firm will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine what caused the biting incident. According to the Damage By Dogs Statute, any negligence on your part may reduce your compensation by the percentage that you contributed to the biting incident. Florida calls this legal rule, “comparative fault.” and it can affect your claim.
How to File a Personal Injury Claim
Generally, insurance policies cover injury by pets, up to the policy’s liability limits. But, some dog bite victims hesitate to seek compensation because they know the dog owners and believe that filing a claim would hurt their relationship. Keep in mind that the insurance company pays for most of the costs.
We will also negotiate your claim because we know the tactics insurers use to delay, deny, or reduce claims. But, we do not back down when insurance companies challenge claims. Our goal is to get you the full compensation that you deserve for your dog bite injury.
Let Us Help Determine What Your Case is Worth
The amount of compensation you may recover depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury. We can work together to estimate your damages including the financial losses you suffered from your dog bite injury. You may recover compensation for such damages as:
- Hospital bills
- Medical Bills
- Prescription medication
- Plastic or reconstructive surgery
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Help You with a Dog Bite Claim
A dog bite not only injures you physically but can affect you emotionally as well. We understand the importance of getting compensation to pay for your past and future expenses during this difficult time.
You do not pay us unless we recover compensation in your case. Call us now at 1-800-747-3733 or contact us online for a free legal consultation.