According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every year close to 4.5 million people are attacked by dogs. Children are victims in half of these attacks. One out of five attacks is serious enough to warrant medical attention. Dog bites can result not only in minor and major wounds but broken bones and teeth, concussions, and internal injuries. The CDC states that reconstructive surgery was needed for more than 27,000 victims who suffered dog bite injuries in 2012.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog in or around Fort Lauderdale, you may be protected by Florida state law. Understanding and protecting your rights through proper legal action is vital if you wish to recover the damages you are owed. That can be achieved with the help of a Fort Lauderdale dog bite attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene. We are a dedicated group of professionals that focuses on helping the injured. We’ve been applying our knowledge and skills to this legal area since 1997. Using our considerable resources, we do everything in our power to help you obtain a settlement or verdict that is fair in light of what you have suffered. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you’ll pay nothing until we win your case.
The laws concerning dog attacks in Florida can be confusing and hard to understand. Every case is different with its own set of facts and circumstances. In general, however, your case will eventually be resolved through an insurance claim against the dog owner. Dealing with an insurance company can be difficult and frustrating. Certain actions will need to be taken to help increase your chances of winning. We know the laws, the rules of the game, and how to deal with insurance company tactics. That’s why we’re here and why you will stand a much better chance at obtaining the compensation you deserve when you bring your case to us. We take all these factors and apply our hard-earned knowhow and persistence on your behalf so that you are relieved of stress, confusion, and frustration. Our aim is to get you the best result through hard work, focus, and tenacity.
In general, dog owners are responsible for damages to anyone who is harmed by their animal. If you were bitten by a dog in a public area or on private property when lawfully allowed to be there, you may be owed compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering. Other legal factors may apply to the case, as determined under Florida law. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we can review your situation so as to advise you on all of the factors and options that apply as well as what steps need to be taken to increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome.
With more than 32,000 injury cases under our belts in nearly two decades, we know how to get optimum results. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by talking to a Fort Lauderdale dog bite lawyer about your case. Contact us for experienced legal advice today. Your consultation is free.